• Mini Pig Fiasco of 2019… and Puer the Pig

    After the Great Pig Fiasco of 2018, I thought we were done with pig fiascos, but February arrived and so did the Mini Pig Fiasco of 2019. Then came the cold rainy morning, when Vince found piglets.

  • Just a Quick Update

    It’s been a long time since I have updated the blog, where have I been? Here and there, swamped by projects, and daily life. When Vince and I discussed our goals for 2019, we realized the farm and our lives…

  • Yearly Goals Printable

    *Edit: I added two new versions. What can I say, I got bored with the dots. Each year I like to write down my goals for the year. I like goals more than resolutions, resolutions feel restrictive, goals seem motivational.…

  • 2019 Goals

    It’s that time of year again, time to set goals for the next year! Is it just me or is anyone else trying to figure out where 2018 went? Oh good, I’m not alone! This year my top goal is…

  • When All is Said and Done

    We are finally done with The Great Pig Fiasco. We kept trying to make the best out of a bad situation, but in the end we had to step back and be done. Nothing was as “advertised” and a complete…

  • When All You Can Do Is Laugh

    At the end of August we put a downpayment down on a ridiculous number of pigs (57 to be exact.) Several of them were pregnant and for some reason we thought this was a good idea. The plan was to…

  • End of Chick Season

    Our last batch of chicks just hatched, and since Mama Hens (two hens are Co-parenting) will raise them it’s time to start focusing on the next farm project. Over the past 6 months we have hatched over 100 chicks and…

  • Just a few thoughts

    When I was little, I wanted to be a vet. I loved animals and wanted them all. Then I volunteered at a vet’s office for a morning and a dog died. I realized then I didn’t want to be a…

  • Home Processing

    This Saturday, we set about the hard task of processing, aka butchering, all our extra roosters. This was our first time and it was certainly a learning experience. We had hoped to get it finished quickly, but 26 roosters took…

  • Today is Hatch Day… again…

    Today is Hatch Day… again… While the awe of watching a tiny little chick break into the world all on its own, the reality of having more chicks to care for is slightly overwhelming. We have never had this many…