Polio in Goats

Last week I went out to feed the animals and my buck, Chauncey, pranced up to me crying. This in itself isn’t abnormal. He always gets excited about feeding time. At first I giggled because his antics were more over … Continue reading

Reflections of My Farm Life

It’s been 7 years now (I can’t even believe it) since I left my city life for a farm life. It was 10 years ago that I started this blog to help bring more self-reliance into my city life. Granted, … Continue reading

Bringing Home Baby(ies)

It was time. After Maybelle’s attack well over a year ago,  (you can read about it here), she’s fully recovered. At first, she needed time alone to heal but after a year of this I could tell she wanted her … Continue reading

Summer 2019

This summer has been busy but lately it’s also been terribly hot. Although I lived in Florida for almost twenty years as well as in the sweltering tropics during my childhood…I just can’t take the heat anymore. I think I’m … Continue reading

Senior Animals

Having senior animals is a part of farm life, at least eventually. Now that I’m approaching seven years on the farm I’m rapidly moving into having senior animals. Luca, my farm guard dog, is over six now. He has another … Continue reading

Getting Old-Fashioned

I mentioned this briefly in my last post but my favorite farm additions have always been small things that really increase quality of life. Over the years I’ve added things like a tree swing, screen door and picnic table – … Continue reading

Talking Turkey

The past two years since Rupert (my beloved turkey) was killed, I had somewhat of an underlying depression. There’s been little new life here…until this spring. My turkey hens weren’t hatching their eggs and my sole male, Ira, wasn’t taking … Continue reading

Spring on the Farm

I love when spring comes early. This year we had a nice long spring season that started in January with daffodils pushing up all over the place. Now, that it’s late May the trees and other plants have progressed from … Continue reading

When Life Changes

For many years now my life has been mostly slow, sometimes painfully so. While I treasure the peace and quiet of my little farm and the companionship of my animals and a few close souls, life had decided to speed … Continue reading

Goodbye 2018

2018 seemed to fly by! It was mostly a great year and I’m pretty happy about writing my first book – or at least the first draft of it.  I’ve been a total slacker about writing on my blog the … Continue reading