It’s a wet mess outside. I’m well as pleased with the rain, though, because we need it. Here’s a small peek into what chores are like on a rainy day.
The last days of summer and first days of autumn are melting into each other as the leaves fall off the trees. Most of the summer I have spent the evenings fighting Asset to treat his allergy eyes. Yes. My might ox suffers from hay fever. As the pollen wanes he has recovered and weContinue reading “Blogtober 1, 2021: A Quiet Evening”
Last month we laid the groundwork and frame for discussing the external common problems faced by shepherds and sheep. To read that post – Click Here. Following that framework we are starting off with Hooves. To watch the accompanying video please Click Here. This month we are heading into the actual problems and how IContinue reading “How to Treat Common External Problems in Sheep : Hoof Problems (Shepherding Series Installment Four)”
It’s three in the morning on Sunday. I am listening to the steady downpour of rain on the tin roof and wind. The entire week has centered around this one day. Every day preparation for this storm and next week when we are not able to bring in supplies to the farm by kyack likeContinue reading “First week of Spring or “Let the Games Begin”: This Week March 22 – 28, 2021″
Our very first hand crafted soap is FINALLY ready! Our Peaches and Cream Soap features our Goat’s Milk and Corn Silk directly from our small, woman owned, multi-generational farm in the foot hills of Tennessee. Ever since I made this soap I have craved peaches because this soap smells just like the freshly picked peachesContinue reading “Just Listed in the Shop – Peaches and Cream Soap”
Gd worked six days and the took a break. No matter if you believe in this story of creation or not, the fact that a rest day is built into an entire culture is pretty amazing. However, on a Homestead or farm it’s very tempting to work seven days a week. Chores like feeding animals,Continue reading “Homesteaders Need a Day Off”
Watch the video to see more I love okra. Growing up in Florida okra was one of the easiest crops to grow over the long summer season. I well remember Papa picking it so I wouldn’t get itchy from the mature plants and Mimi patiently frying it. The restaurant we frequented most was Po Boy’s.Continue reading “Jing Orange Okra from Baker Creek – An Overview”
My last trip to see my grandmother shortly before her death in 2008 also involved geese. She had moved to a house that had a shared pond and a few geese. It was then that she taught me how to handle and tame geese and I asked lots of question about them. It was the last piece of farming and traditional skills she left to me. So, when I was given a mean old gander and two hens as a farm warming present in 2014 by my neighbor I was elated.