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 […]

sheep update

there are some exciting things happening on the farm lately! we are fairly confident that our three ewes are pregnant! betty, bae bae and bab’s are all growing large and in charge and as we approach lambing season (march/april) we are sure at least betty and bab’s are pregnant via stan (the red head pictured […]

farm life update rip peaches

well folks…… peaches finally got what was coming to him. he is no longer with us. i’m kind of sad, kind of not. peaches was a reall a$$hole of a rooster. he turned doing chores from being  relaxing and hanging out with my animals to a death defying man vs. animal obstacle course. and before we […]

election day

the day we have all been waiting for is finally here… it is election day 2016. the commercials, the turmoil, the annoying facebook rants from friends family and people you barely know. it’s all coming to a head today. i’m not going to tell you who to vote for. that is not my business. but […]