meet earl gray

in all the hustle on the farm getting ready for baby and the surprise of new lambs i totally forgot to introduce the newest member of our clan… earl gray the ram. since the departure of our beloved ram stan (the sheep that got all our ewes pregnant and then died) we have been shopping […]

mind your own bees

don’t tell the other animals this… but keeping bees might be the most fascinating thing we have going/growing on the farm. you guys they are absolutely insane creatures. the more i learn about them the more obsessed with them i am. the other day while working out in my garden i noticed that a bunch […]

farm life update

so things have been going a little… off on the home front in terms of our animals. there are moments where you feel so on top of the world and have super hero strength like when you successfully help two ewes lamb and one has twins! and then there are times you just put your […]

chicken break

so yesterday was one of those days where nothing went as planned. i was about to leave for the gym when a coworker popped in and said aren’t you coming to the meeting this morning. trying to play it cool i was like you bet! texted nikki my trainer that i’m an idiot and i […]

bees

so my latest farm project is bees. yep bees. i’ve been taking classes for about a year (not like every week more like once every other month) to really learn about bees how to keep and maintain them. the bee population is rapidly decreasing due to commercial building, pesticides and sprays and other junk we […]

sheep update

tomorrow it will be the two week birthday of the bash brothers and almost 4 weeks since boo boo was born. WHAT GIVES BETTY!?! I swear she and that april giraffe are having a stand off to see who can outlast the other. I have never seen a sheep so big and pregnant and cranky […]

lamb updates

you guys, farming is no joke and raising the lambs are no exception. books all make it look so easy but books can’t warn you of the emotional roller coaster you hop on once the sheep start going into labor. i know it sounds dramatic but in a way it kind of is. boo boo […]

weekend recap farmgirl edition

sorry about missing my post friday. we had some pressing farmgirl issues on the farm. my plan was to get ready, chores and head to a coffee shop before work. i was all set to leave the house by 6am when i went to do chores quick and noticed two tiny black fur balls in […]

finally friday lamb edition

ok i won’t spam you today with more pictures of our newest lamb… just kidding hahaa. i can’t stop it’s too cute. it was so hard to leave and come to work i just want to play with it all day. it’s so curious about the world and has such a funny personality i could […]

our first lamb

we got a little surprise last night out in the barn! We had our very first lamb on the farm in our very first official lambing season! joe and i have been at a conference in downtown grand rapids every day (and night until like 10pm) and the sheep have been showing absolutely zero signs […]

sheep ultrasounds

we had an exciting day at the farm! our sheep had their ultrasounds for lambs! i don’t think most people get ultrasounds for their sheep. pretty sure that is reserved for the novice farmers. but when the vet offered to come out my curiosity got the best of me. we’ll see how that changes once […]

weekend recap rip stan

so this weekend was full of ups and downs. i was home after being gone for an entire week and joe was actually going to be home at the same time as well. kinda. friday night he had a charity dinner and i worked late at the shop and fell asleep at 8pm with a […]