Adventures with animals

We have animals.  I suppose that you could have a farm without animals, but why would you?  We knew when we decided that the farm life was our goal that we wanted to have animals be a part of that.  We were fortunate to find a property that had barns and fenced pastures ready and…

Fences

One of the best things about our farm is that it already had a lot of fenced pastures. Most of the pastures were designed for goats and are fairly small but very secure. That’s great for our pastured pigs. The huge main pasture was used for horses and is fenced with 3 strands of high-tensile…

Be careful what you wish for…

My mother used to warn me when I was a child that I should be careful what I wished for because it might not turn out the way I wanted. I’ve recently had one of those moments. When we bought the farmhouse we specifically requested that the sellers leave the 6-burner commercial range in the…

Little things

There’s so much going on that it’s easy to only see the big items and miss some of the beautiful little things. The detailed decoration on each and every stair of both stair cases. Buttercups in the lawn in early spring. An egg laid in the feed room instead of a nest box. The tiniest…

I’ve moved!

Well, we did it — we bought a farm and have moved in! I’ll be sharing more over the next months but here’s the basics. We have 20 acres of land. We set out to find at least 5 acres and we really thought we’d probably end up in the 5 to 10 acre range,…