Having a Harmonious Farm

Farm visitors often comment on how well all my animals get along, even though I have a variety of species who free range and interact together daily. Much like people, animals have personalities that can vary wildly. Some are naturally aggressive very early … Continue reading

Sometimes You Have to Get Off the Farm

I live a fairly isolated life and I’ve had the tendency to be reclusive since moving to my property. There are several reasons for this but sometimes I need a break. When an opportunity arises that makes it worthwhile to leave … Continue reading

Welcoming Visitors – Farm Etiquette

I’ve always welcomed visitors to my farm when more and more farms are closing to the public. For me, it’s important that kids and adults alike get to experience nature and understand the food system and cycle of life. People … Continue reading

Chicken Moms – Broody Hens

It’s that time of year when I have hens who start to go broody. Hens who decide they want to be a mom are called “broody”. It should really be called “moody” because my little sweet balls of feathers become … Continue reading

Signs Your Goat is About to Kid

I’m embarrassed to say my does are kidding again. I had my buck separated but somehow Maybelle and Gemma got knocked up soon after they last kidded. Sigh. This is important information because I don’t know the date they were … Continue reading

Goats as Landscapers Update

This is a brief update to my Goats as Landscapers post. This is a busy week. One of my nieces is graduating from Ole Miss and I have a bunch of family arriving this week to celebrate. I’ve been trying … Continue reading

Parents of the Year Goes to…

I was afraid the cold snap would keep the goose eggs from developing but three hatched and two are thriving! Unfortunately, I lost one baby I tried desperately to save. I wrote about that experience here. Last year I bought five Sebastopol goslings and … Continue reading

Catch Me If You Can

Every day I’m careful not to let Luca into the chicken coop. He isn’t allowed in the coop because he disturbs the hens and steals eggs.  I can’t blame him for wanting farm fresh eggs but he gets plenty that are … Continue reading

Chicks for Babes

It’s the time of year when the hens are laying well. Last year I donated hatching eggs to the local Montessori school so the kids could learn about the early cycle of chicken life. With lighter colored eggs kids are … Continue reading

100 Years Gone

Recently I wrote about losing trees in my blog titled A Different Kind of Death. Having so many dead trees sticking out around the property was going to make for very sad seasons. The cedars that died didn’t lose their brown needles … Continue reading