It is currently 90 degrees in our house. I am officially a puddle. The kids are hanging out in their underwear and occasionally the 16 yo yells "It's so hot!". The heat is making us snippy at each other, Chris spends most of his time feeling ill, and turns the rest us into piles of … Continue reading I’m a Puddle
One of the baby ducks (not really babies anymore though, since they are now larger than the mama!) was injured about three weeks ago. I came out to feed them one morning and discovered it under the solar panels, unable to walk. I carried it into the house, looked it over to see if I … Continue reading Baby Duck
GUYS!!! GUYS!! The blackberries are in!!! I am so excited!! I went out yesterday and collected enough for 2 CSA boxes and a batch of jam, which will make about 8 jars of jam. Meaning.... as long as I can get to it today we should have jam at the farmers market on Saturday!!! I … Continue reading Blackberries are in!!!!
Over the past week we lost three baby chicks. We couldn't figure out of something was getting them or or if they were getting too hot from this heat wave. I bought a new 3.5 gallon waterer for the outside birds to make sure they didn't get dehydrated. The ducks loved it, but the chickens … Continue reading Sad News
The final project for my summer class was to write a series of Op Eds and try to get them published. One of them was published!!! Below I have the link to the article and the article itself. ENJOY! https://www.kentucky.com/opinion/op-ed/article252346353.html The USDA has just approved a $4 billion debt relief fund to minority and disadvantaged … Continue reading I wrote an Op-Ed!
I adore babies, all babies, especially babies I can watch but not actually have to take care of! One of our farm goals is to have enough chickens that we can hatch about 25-50 new babies a year and not have to order them anymore. Ordering chickens is expensive and also requires me to care … Continue reading New Babies!!!
Thursday night I went up to water the garden. As I was pulling up I saw this: What you are looking at are 4 upside down hives. I grabbed my phone and texted Chris: "Get here now. In your truck. BEES DOWN!" Not five minutes later he was up at the garden, in his sleep … Continue reading Bees are down!!
After a year hiatus the CSA has returned!!! We are starting slow, with 5 $10 baskets every week. Mainly because only half of the spring produce came in well. I know what I did wrong though, and will be changing it up next year so that we have a much larger spring harvest. The kale … Continue reading The CSA is back!!
We love farm babies! While the three ducklings that have made it, so far, are getting in their awkward teenage feather, pinfeather pushing up through their fluff feathers, we have two other foul who have become broody. Our bantam hen from last year started getting really upset we weren't letting her keep her eggs, so … Continue reading More farm babies?
Mama duck is an OK first time mom. She is having a little trouble with her independence. As a mom myself, I feel her. I get it. You go from being an independent woman, doing your own thing, yelling at everyone who doesn't readily feed you. Then...BOOM, you have eight hungry mouths to feed that … Continue reading Ducklings are so stressful!