The Year in a Word

The Year in a Word. If I had to choose one word for this year it would be “RESILIENCE”.

Best Laid Plans

Best Laid Plans – this spring has nearly been a complete disaster, but there’s still some hope!

From Purple Butt to Up-Chuck

It’s been crazy around our farms lately to say the least!  Unfortunately, that has meant a bit of a hiatus on the blog and vlog front.  There is a ton to catch up on, but for now I’m starting with the next item in the “Chicken Saga”. Dad noticed a few days ago that a…

It’s Official – I’m a Terrible Gardener!

I knew I wasn’t the best gardener, but I’d had some good luck with random things – sometimes too good of luck and would kick myself for planting so much.  But all these failures are sure frustrating!

About a Chicken Named “Purple Butt”

Chickens are NASTY creatures!  I never knew that they could be so vicious – and not towards me, but to each other.  May that be a lesson to us all! We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees…

Farm Life Lessons: At The Mercy

I’ll never forget when someone told me they didn’t know how a farmer did it as they were completely at the mercy of the weather and the markets.  And it’s true. The last few weeks have been a bit stressful for farmers in our area – torrential rains and a winter that won’t let go…

Tractor Versus Horsey Farm Girl

I’ll admit it – it took me 23 years to break down and learn to drive a tractor.  I had many excuses – was too big and dangerous, fear of the clutch, too many buttons, I was going to hit something, why don’t the breaks work better … But I became desperate one year and…