Homestead Life

And so it begins!

And so it begins!

These last few days I've had some help here on the farm.  I've cleared my schedule and just dedicated this week to farm projects...getting the garden expanded and fenced in, cleaning out and organizing some buildings, getting some estimates for some other projects and...

Evidently, I can fly!

Evidently, I can fly!

I was doing chores yesterday with two of my grandkids.  We went to the calves field to feed Gloria.  Gloria is very tame, comes when called, loves to have her cheeks scratched.  One day she will grow up to be a milk cow.  One of my younger grandchildren recently got...

She won!

She won!

She won her fight against this virus!  It took a lot of work. It took keeping on top of things.  It took family members being willing to work together and to go in and offer her supplemental support when her provider refused to do so. I took a new doctor who believed...

Fighting for her life!

Fighting for her life!

This is my mama! She turned 95 in December of last year.  She had a partial hip replacement in October and this is her in rehab.  She worked hard while she was there.  She's a pretty tough cookie!   Last Thursday afternoon I received a call from a nurse at her...

Cow Tales!

Cow Tales!

I've ended the old year....and have begun a new year...chasing cows.  I've had a Houdini steer for awhile. If I kept him in a field by himself he never strayed but he bellowed night and day to be with his friends.  If I relented and let him hang out with the gang,...

Thank You to All Who Served!

Thank You to All Who Served!

Thank you to all who served! I grew up in a military family (USMC) and know the sacrifice that ALL members of the family make for their country! We enjoy the freedom that we have because of Veterans and Active Duty Service members! My dad retired a Colonel in the USMC...

It was just one of THOSE days on the farm…

It was just one of THOSE days on the farm…

Normally, with a title like that, it's followed with a picture like this! Just a little scene I came home to late one afternoon - 4 cows out! They had been everywhere, frolicked in the milking parlor, knocked many thing down, tore open a bag of feed (just a few scoops...

But did you LEARN anything?

But did you LEARN anything?

Last year was a doozy wasn't it?  But what did you learn from it?  When things go wrong,  always try to prepare yourself against having to go through that again. What can you do differently to make things better next time? Many years ago, after my first baby, I moved...

When Cows Go Crazy

When Cows Go Crazy

When I fed the cows that morning, I knew Scarlett would have her baby by nightfall. It would be her first baby so I kept checking on her throughout the day.  At one point, I saw her and the baby laying down together in the shade along a fence line and assumed that all...