NOTE: I started this post several weeks ago….but like so many things on a farm (even a little pretend farm) interruptions HAPPEN! So, better late than never? Enjoy the pics of warmer days:) We’ve been on the homestead for a year now as of September 29th. Natural to look back and see what has beenContinue reading “A year of gradual progress on the Home Front….”
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Warm Bread Pudding…
Winter on the farm is the perfect time and place for home-made bread pudding. And our Kitchenaid convection oven , which seemed like a ridiculous luxury when we first moved in, is the perfect place to bake it. Amelia came for the night recently and this is what we worked on. Got out our basicContinue reading “Warm Bread Pudding…”
New career in the plumbing business…
Our kitchen sink drain has been leaking…..there are so many outdoor things that need to be done before winter that I really didn’t want to bug Larry to work on this. So I just let it leak into the garbage cans and emptied the water with the garbage. But I was a deer widow lastContinue reading “New career in the plumbing business…”
The dangers of a Library Basement Sale……
The local public library had a used book sale…. I tagged along with my daughter and her 4 kiddos. Thought I might find a nice old book or two. Didn’t really need any…. An hour and a large box later….. Next job……sort into “keepers and sellers.”… Photograph, research, catalog and post all the “sellers” to my etsyContinue reading “The dangers of a Library Basement Sale……”
Pickles and other chemistry experiments…
The first year garden crop is starting to produce. Got the ground tilled a bit late due to life’s challenges and unforeseen detours. But it still did surprisingly well. Lettuce and spinach etc was last to go in and now looks like this: I KNOW, did that backwards like many things this year. Oh well!Continue reading “Pickles and other chemistry experiments…”
Green tomato rescue….
Another lesson learned the hard way. Who knew chickens loved tomatoes? The hens spent weeks strolling the garden, only eating the bugs. It was great. Natural bug control! Then…..one day……I found this: Couldn’t see deer tracks, so blamed the bunny rabbits. I grieved a bit. Last time I planted a salsa garden in the communityContinue reading “Green tomato rescue….”
The priceless love of a good dog…
The Priceless Love of a Good Dog… At first her name was Daisy. She spent most of her time in a too-small dog crate. It wasn’t her fault that she may have grown bigger and stronger than her family could handle in their apartment. So she found herself without a family….on display… hopeful…lonely…. confused. UntilContinue reading “The priceless love of a good dog…”
Had to take a few moments to post the pics of our VERY FIRST EGGS from the farm! Take a look at husband’s face….very proud daddy. Thank you to our awesome and funny looking Indian runner ducks for tomorrow’s breakfast….
Two men and the Ladies…..
Progress is made as chicks grow up and coop begins to shape up….
Chicken feed…..it ain’t chicken feed.
Been awhile since I’ve had time to write. Life on the little farm has been HECTIC and busy with building housing for all the little creatures we’ve collected so far. I know, I know….you are supposed to build the pens and fences FIRST, and then buy the animals. What can I say, we did itContinue reading “Chicken feed…..it ain’t chicken feed.”