Morning Farm Chores

Just to give you an idea of what daily life is like on the farm, I thought I’d write about my chore routine. Of course, depending on what animals we have, what’s going on, and what time of year it is, these chores can change. But for right now, and probably until spring, this is…

Learning From Your Mistakes

In farming, you are going to make mistakes. Sadly, the hardest ones to forgive yourself for are the ones that cost an animal its life. We made one of those big time mistakes Monday night. We got home from our trip Monday night with sleet and snow coming down. The temperature was dropping steadily, but…

Snow.

We got about 10 inches here today. It sure is pretty, but I greatly dislike it. Everything is more complicated in the snow. Bah. Humbug. Thankfully, despite the amount of snow we got, the temps stayed high enough that we could keep the animals comfortable and do our work in decent comfort. I’ve always thought…

The “S” Word

I stopped by the grocery store on Tuesday afternoon to pick up some juice for my youngest kid. I’m not one to watch the news and keep track of the weather, but when I reached the back of the store and saw the bare shelves, it hit me. The weather guy must have used the…