2014’s Rear View Mirror

2014’s Rear View Mirror

This past year was one of many firsts for us:  first farm, first goats, first pigs, first bacon and cheese making, the list could go on and on. It’s been a year of exploring new dreams, tackling new adventures and getting out of our comfort zone, yet again. 2014...
How To Milk Your Goats The Wrong Way

How To Milk Your Goats The Wrong Way

A few months ago I wrote about our goat milking trial….and oh what was a trial it was. There were curses and there were pails of spilled milk and there were tears. More tears than I care to remember. The girls were not cooperative and I was trying everything I...
He Was A Good Pig

He Was A Good Pig

The deed is done.  Our pigs have been slaughtered, skinned, hung, and butchered. In their five month reign in the lowlands below the house, they fattened themselves on the pastures and literally tons of fruit from the orchards where I work.  Their flavor is the flavor...
Reckoning These Pigs Of Ours

Reckoning These Pigs Of Ours

Their day of reckoning is nigh. They have plowed our pastures, and we have brought them hundreds if not thousands of pounds of apples, heirloom tomatoes, peaches and other fresh produce from the farm. They have made us laugh with their sibling rivalries and their odd...
Escape From The Chopping Block

Escape From The Chopping Block

We were down to just two ducks in the flock after the raccoons and the eagles got done helping themselves. And of course, as luck would have it, they left us with two hens that hadn’t laid a single egg in the past four months. And in creep those pesky moral...
Fall on the Farm

Fall on the Farm

We’re not entirely sure what happened to summer, but fall here on the farm is definitely in full bloom….and it is nothing short of spectacular. The goat kids are growing up, the pigs are getting huge, the chickens are molting and the leaves are starting to...