EXTRA – Introducing “JCT SIP”! It’s going to be a LONG two weeks, so we’re entertaining ourselves! Check out how we’re coping and what’s next on the Homestead!
The Year in a Word
The Year in a Word. If I had to choose one word for this year it would be “RESILIENCE”.
Antique Farming for Sorghum Insights
Antique Farming for Sorghum Insights – a fun trip to Rantoul was an amazing experience and education about the history of farming!
Goodbye Roosters – Hello EGGS!
The roosters are gone but we now have eggs!
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…
Usually by this time of year driving around our area is like driving through “corn tunnels” – corn on either side of the road, sometimes only “knee high” but in good years it’s practically shoulder high by this point. There used to be the saying “knee high by the Fourth of July” and today’s corn…
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!
Melby the Chicken Wrangler
How our farm dog Australian Shepherd, Melby, is reacting – and helping! – with the chickens!
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…