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I’m writing this on the eve of the day the article about me goes live on My arm is tired from milking Gemma Jane. Milking her is a one-armed workout and it usually takes a couple of weeks to get back into … Continue reading

Links I Love – Great & Not-So-Great Farmy Companies

There are many farm related sites with advice, products or services I love, and some I don’t recommend for a variety of reasons. I haven’t been paid or compensated for these recommendations. These are sites, products and services I’ve found … Continue reading

When Cosmo Comes Calling

This past August I received an email from an editor with I thought it was a joke. After researching her info and discovering it was legit I responded and we set a time to talk on the phone. Since … Continue reading

Assisting Goat Births is No Kidding Around

I switched it up this year and exposed the girls to their bucks this summer hoping for Thanksgiving babies. Both Maybelle and Gemma Jane had their kids the week before. Now there are two bouncing baby boys running around the … Continue reading

Unexpected Visitors & a Panty Predicament

It’s the end of October and it’s been way too warm here, in the mid 80’s daily and yet every morning it’s chilly enough to wear sweatpants during morning feeding only to finish my chores breaking a sweat. Last week … Continue reading

A True Ugly Duckling Story

Some animals (not all) have a strong desire to be a parent. Delia, my sweetest duck, was one of those animals who wanted to be a mother. One day she disappeared and I found her hiding by the pond. She was quietly … Continue reading

Even Chickens Fall in Love at First Sight – Seriously

Every once in a while, if you’re present, you can witness small miracles. Marcel the rooster was the recipient of such a miracle and I had the honor of seeing it. Marcel was a Black Copper Marans rooster, the breed that lays the chocolate colored egg – … Continue reading

Little Boys Toys

This one is going to be hard. Writing this blog is like talking to myself in a dark room. I’m not sure if anyone is listening but there’s no judgment either and that makes this easier. Still, this is the … Continue reading

Being Sick and Solo on a Farm – the Downside of this Lifestyle

People always ask me how I do this alone. It’s really not that difficult…until you’re ill. Then life sucks pretty hard. I’ve been able to manage through most illnesses. The lack of rest and physical exertion tend to prolong illness … Continue reading

Morgan Freeman has my cats

When I first moved into my new home I was told there was a feral kitten living under the house. No one in the neighborhood claimed it (there are a LOT of abandoned animals in the country). It took about … Continue reading