Zucchini, Zucchini Everywhere…

Of all the plants that we put in the garden this year, the zucchini has done beautifully. We planted 24 plants, and every single one came up and is producing like mad! Our garden pretty much consists of corn and zucchini this year as nothing else really survived. We...

Spring planting…

For the past two years I have tried, somewhat unsuccessfully, to have a garden. The soil here is really good, but the rain has been overwhelming. Year before last, three hours after I finished planting, we got monsoon type rains and I watched sadly, out the window, as...

Threshing the Wheat…

I have always been one who wants my chidren to learn things in the most natural way possible. I feel that the best lessons are learned in the garden and on the farm. I want them to understand that milk, meat, cheese, vegetables, flour, and even brown sugar and vanilla...

Farm Full Of Babies Again…

This year the babies come in the form of chicks, puppies, and calves. The chicks were kind of an experiment of sorts…we wanted to replace some that had died last year, so we gathered 37 eggs and hoped for the best. From that, we only had three live birds. 🙁 So...

We’ve learned so much…

Yesterday, July 5th, marks two years that we have had the blessing of living on our farm. We’ve talked about all that we’ve learned and done in this time, and I said that we needed to make a list of it all. “J” said that if we wrote it all...

Baby birds…

Well, yesterday we moved the last of the baby birds (chicks that we hatched) out to the bird barn/chicken coop. That makes a total of 42 babies and 17 of the old girls. Once the babies start laying, the old ones will either be sold or taken to the butcher. I’ve...