Vacay from the Farm: The Kentucky Derby

For a variety of reasons, I rarely leave the farm. Every once in a while I get the opportunity to get away and earlier this month, courtesy of some very generous friends, I was able to experience one of my … Continue reading

Discovering New Ways

Learning to run a nonprofit farm hasn’t been easy. Since 100% of donations go directly to maintaining the animals I’ve struggled with trying to find a way to thank donors without spending precious money. Another issue I’ve come up against … Continue reading

The Littlest Hero

Remember little Hazel? Her mother hatched her little ones just as the nights were getting cold. Shortly after she started molting (losing her feathers). This resulted in two babies dying overnight so I brought Hazel inside to live with me … Continue reading

Grooming Working Farm Dogs

We dodged another storm last night. I never know what I’ll wake up to after a storm but I’m happy to say it seems like all is well except the temps plummeted again.  Yesterday it was 80 degrees. The male … Continue reading

The Gutter Fairy

I’m finally recovering from being ill for almost a week. If you’ve read my blog before you know how badly it sucks being sick and solo on a farm. The chores don’t do themselves, so fever or no, I still … Continue reading

Candid Camera Moments

I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve thought “Thank God no one was here to see this.” or “I’m so glad there wasn’t a camera around to catch all the stupid things I do.” This morning the weather was perfectly … Continue reading

Excursions with My Entourage

We finally had a day without rain.  I decided to take the goats into the forest to play and search for early greenery. The turkeys, geese, Luca and the cats trailed along behind us. They all seem to love adventures. We have … Continue reading

Happy Valentine’s Day – and Other Signs of Spring

Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s a beautifully rainy day. It’s also not too cold to have the windows open to enjoy the sounds of nature. I have a fire going but only for ambiance. I can hear the wind blowing through my chimes … Continue reading

Typical Farm Days – Bounty Hunting

One of the most frequent questions I get asked about farm life (other than the being single aspects) is what my daily farm life is like. This happened last week: I was wondering what happened to the egg production when … Continue reading

Every Day Isn’t Like Disney

One of the most frequent questions I get asked about farm life (other than the being single aspects) is what my daily farm life is like. Here’s a snippet from the past week: Before my farm life, while living in … Continue reading