Some Days…

Some days you just can’t win.  This morning Wright walked in with a very swollen and bruised pinky toe.  Hep, one of our Percheron mares, apparently stepped on yesterday while he was feeding her.  Not a great thank you, but maybe I’m too picky. He explained had just finished feeding the animals but had to […]

Calves!

And life abounds! I can’t remember if I told y’all about our first Jersey calf that was born this year.  Sadly, we lost her to a mystery surrounded by feed changes, paddock changes and very nasty weather. Then Becky calved! Becky is a story in herself.  Years ago a friend helped us find milk cows […]

Chicks and…

Ok, I’ve cheated.  This is actually a pic from our brooder last year, but it illustrates our system very well. On the right are chicks nine-days old.  On the left are chicks 2 days old.  Wait, why I am telling you this? It’s because we just got our first batch of chicks on Friday! Before […]

Puppies and…

How did this happen!?!? Minnie, our wonderful great Pyrenees, well, the wonderful one of our two great Pyrenees had puppies!  Three weeks ago Wright brought us the good(ish) news that Minnie had given birth out in the field while keeping watch over the new lambs and calves. Some speculate that Minne was concerned that she […]

Inventating and Optimizaction

Inventating Our local, over-named men’s book club (yes, there’s a women’s book club and no, I don’t know why we’re Amish like that) recently read Two Cheers for Anarchism. In it, the Yale professor author (mwamwamwa—that’s Yale-ish for aren’t we fancy) made the astute point that it is the small holders, the little people like you and […]