The Other Side

I always try to write about how great things are.  This is because they are really great, I mean the scheme of cares in the world, I’m coming out on top,  but also because I really hate whining.  I know a lot of people are…

Morning Time

Wake up.  Throw on jeans, boots, jacket.  Chicks: feed, water.  Layers: feed, water.  Pigs: feed, water.  Goats: hay, water.  Rabbits/Pheasants: feed, water.  Water greenhouse transplants.  Leave crusty boots by front door.  Change children out of pond water logged pajamas.  Children: dry clothes, feed, water.  Mommy…

Flower Tattoo

My darling husband tattooed me last night.  Thank goodness he is fast!  That was pretty darn sharp, and I can’t believe how much it still zings today.  Not very conducive for chores, but thankfully we have boxes of nitrile gloves at hand.  My strawberries and…

He Rides

  Also, the pigs have come.  They are Berkshire/Tamworth, the black one is female, the other are male.  This is what happens when you have two artistic, non-farmers pick out piglets: “Hmmm, I think I like the spotted ones!”  Yup.  That’s us. Last years’ pigs…

Lit Up

Spring is slowly, slowing coming here.  I saw my first little purple crocus peeking out of the mud just yesterday.  The pig pasture is still totally covered in snow, not for any reason other than the fact that I’ve been chomping at the bit to…

Winter is Holding

Skating on our front pasture.  My animals, human and hoofed.  For Amish animals, they sure know how to work the camera. Come. On. Spring.

An Urge to Purge

The completion of my address to council marked, as I had hoped, a few nights of perfectly restful sleep. Unfortunately, the fight is nowhere near over. The melatonin I was taking seemed to give me next day headaches, so I have begun working my way…

Come When Called

May I present you with a little video of our happy herd on lush grasses. I feel I need to chase that last post with some sweetness.

Justify This

Need the push to stop buying animal products from the supermarket?  Added “eat better” to your list of things to do, or know someone who has?  Watch the next two minutes and a half minutes with your eyes open and you’ll be over the edge. …

Definitely a White One

Best holiday wishes to all those Christmas Celebrators who read my blog!  I hope you have a wonderful time with your families and friends.  Eat, drink and be merry.  Just don’t do that second thing and drive, or I’ll have to kick your ass. MERRY…