Category Archives: Daily Life

Animals Can Be Jerks

Yesterday I had a full day of calls that were very important to me. Of course, cell service inside my house dropped to zero bars so I had to take my calls outside. Prior to the calls I was directed … Continue reading

Baby with a Destiny

Last week an old friend of mine from Tampa contacted me about a baby goat he was going to buy. He’s never had farm animals and wanted guidance. Since I love to give my opinion I was fully prepared to … Continue reading

More Dumb Things I Do

I seem to never have a shortage of stories about dumb things I do or that happen to me. One of the great things about farm life is there’s no one around to see the dumb or embarrassing things that … Continue reading

Dealing with Tough Hatches & Weak Chicks

It’s the season where nearly a quarter of my flock starts wanting to be a mom. My makeshift barn is now a nursery with irritable hens sitting on eggs. As if that weren’t enough, I’ve been hatching eggs in the … Continue reading

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