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A Bit Better Day

by @ Tuesday, March 15th, 2011. Filed under Cows, Farm Life, Kids

As expected, the beef calf didn’t make it. On the up side, we did find the dairy heifer. She had been stolen, just by another dry cow who hid her somewhere in the field. Mama and baby are safe in the barn so we can’t lose her again. Yesterday was a day full of running […]

And Now It’s March…

by @ Sunday, March 13th, 2011. Filed under Chickens, Farm Life

So much for posting more. But hey, at least it’s only been 3 months instead of 6. That’s progress, right? Spring is slowly (very slowly!) starting to arrive. The beef calves are coming, there is a new surge of dairy calves, and my word! A little baby fly just landed on my coat. It seems […]

Baby Chicks

by @ Friday, May 2nd, 2008. Filed under Farm Life

I’ve been saying almost since I met Ern that I’d like some chickens of my own. Right now, we get our eggs from Ernie’s aunt Suzie. I’ve always wanted my own, just never had the facilities to keep them. Well, just before Easter, Reuben (Ernie’s dad) went up to Southern States to get some minerals. […]

Baby Doves

by @ Tuesday, August 21st, 2012. Filed under Farm Life, Miscellaneous

This morning I was walking across the yard and almost stepped on these two little guys: I picked them up to show Sami then debated what to do with them. I googled how to try and feed them and in doing so learned the parents will usually find the babies and still feed then wherever […]

Beef Prices & Random Ramblings

by @ Saturday, August 20th, 2011. Filed under Cows, Farm Life

Beef prices are up. Last I read, the futures are showing 1.10-1.20 this fall and a continued climb to 1.20-1.30 next fall (that is the price per pound, on the hoof). Prices were up last year but ours only brought .70-.80. We have nice beef calves, I just think technology is taking over the sale […]

Farm Photos

by @ Wednesday, August 24th, 2011. Filed under Cows, Farm Life, Garden

The wordpress iPhone app is a pain to post more than one photo from. I’d like to write some text, insert a photo, write more text, insert another photo, etc. Unless I’ve missed something my only option is to put all the photos at the end, upload the post, update the app, then go back […]

Go Away Winter!!!

by @ Tuesday, March 11th, 2014. Filed under Farm Life

Look at this forecast. It is BEAUTIFUL today. It’s warm and sunny and the kind if day that just makes you smile. And then there’s tomorrow night and the next day. Really. REALLY??!! I am NOT ready to face any more cold nights, especially after a day like this! Not even this can adequately express […]


by @ Wednesday, January 29th, 2014. Filed under Cows, Farm Life

It’s cold. Not just cold, but COLD. Temperatures below 0, wind chills as low as -25. And not just at night: we’re having highs barely above 0, with wind chills below. Winters around here aren’t usually picnics, and I admit we’ve been spoiled by the above average numbers so far. Most days have been above […]


by @ Friday, May 2nd, 2008. Filed under Farm Life

It’s hard to believe how long it’s been since I last posted. I’m admittedly way out of practice at photos. I’ve hardly taken any in the last few months, and the ones I have, I haven’t managed to find the time to post.Tonight I find myself unable to sleep (unusually, since I’m usually so dang […]

The Saga of the Hammer Mill

by @ Monday, April 21st, 2014. Filed under Chickens, Farm Life

A hammer mill grinds feed. The antique ones are worth very little any more given they run off a belt drive on a tractor. I don’t believe any modern tractor even has a belt drive option. Most have gone for scrap, and the ones still sitting around are only worth scrap price. Ernie’s family still […]

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