The Three Sisters

The three sisters that I will be referring to in this section are my grandmother and my aunts…Grandma, Lois, and Trudi…not the three plants that are referred to as the three sisters (corn, squash, and beans). Ha, ha. We began, last year, hosting a family...

Seedtime and harvest…

I’d have to say that my absolute favorite times of the year are seedtime and harvest! It just feels like all is right with the world when the farmers are out in the fields either planting or harvesting. I have a better understanding and appreciation for them now...

Old timey sayings…

Do you ever think about some of the sayings we grew up with and “by accident” figure out the meanings? Two such times come to mind. The first was, “Hold on a cotton pickin’ minute”. A phrase uttered in complete frustration when you have...

Jerseys!

I’ve always been told that Jersey heifers are ornery, but tonight they really surprised me. I tied them up while they were eating because one of the wild birds that have taken residence in the barn died in their trough. Not knowing what diseases the birds may...

Wow what a crazy day…

Yesterday was insane! I went out with a happy heart and the intention of turning out the cows, feeding the various feathered friends, and then coming in to get ready to take “E” to a meeting he had scheduled. Silly me. The first thing I did was feed the...

Coloring in the lines…

Our cows are rather choosy about which blade of grass they find tasty and leave a lot of perfectly good (in my opinion) grass go to waste, which is where I come into the picture. I mowed the pastures today because they were getting out of control. Mowing, in my...