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 […]

raising pigs

we’ve had pigs on our farm since late spring but i haven’t really wrote anything about raising pigs or as i like to refer to them as raising fat satans. yes they look kind of cute and chunky but they are terrorizing beasts from below that have overstayed their welcome. we’ll get to that in […]

farm life lately

life on the farm lately has been hot and dry…then dry and hot. but mostly hot and dry. we need rain so bad. honestly the last time we got a decent amount of ran was in early june (like the first or second week) the animals are not please with these 90 degree temperatures either […]

finally friday rooster edition

it’s finally friday. you would not know the weekend was here judging by the anarchy that has been happening in our chicken coop/barn. i was viciously attacked by a rooster last night and a rooster this morning. yes yes i am fine but the emotional damage will be hard to undo. lets start with last […]

Guinea hens

let me start off by saying that chickens are a gateway drug in terms of farm animals. they build your confidence, provide you with meat and fresh eggs and  the next thing you know you are administering shots to a sick sheep. we started off winter (late winter) with about 7 meat chickens to see […]

one of those days

from left to right Babs, Betty and Stan it was one of those mornings. i woke up at 5am got ready and was well on my way at 6am when joe came back inside with a very concerned look on his face. something is wrong with babs again (barbara is our black sheep) a few […]

favorite sources for garden information

for the love of all that is holy. IS IT TIME TO GARDEN YET! i am so sick of nurturing seedlings and honestly i killed a few..whoops. but circle of life only the strong survive. meaning only the ones who survive when i forgot to water them a few days in a row. i am […]

5 things to know before buying a farm

many times and especially lately i hear people say it is their dream to live on a farm someday. i think maybe it’s the appeared romance of it all? a throw back to a simpler time? let me preface this post by saying it was never my dream to live on farm. it was something […]

farm life lately

i had an amazing coffee date yesterday with a fellow sheep owner that i met on facebook. i saw that we had some mutual friends and that she also had icelandic sheep and i’m pretty clueless on some upcoming maintenance issues so i asked her to grab coffee. SMALL WORLD. she bought the parents of […]

farm update

sorry it’s a little slow going this morning. we went to elton john last night and stayed out past our bed time. the concert was AhMAZing! i have wanted to see him in concert since i was like 9 years old. i’ve sang his song in choir concerts, i’ve laughed and cried to his music. […]

What to do with baby chicks

another sign of spring has arrived! my baby chicks were delivered yesterday! i know it sounds so weird to have chickens come via mail but it’s kind of funny to go to the post office and hear them chirping like crazy behind the counter. while you still can go to places like tractor supply and […]