These Little Piggies Went to Market

Pig Daddy Kane and Piggy Smalls went to the butcher this morning.  Our heritage Berkshire pigs, raised on pasture with a soccer ball to call their own… those two had a great time here. They got all the ear scratches and 5 star slops two…

Lucky Ewe

Things are wrapping up around here.  Busy in a different way, a longer way.  No more spring fever, no more summer frenzy. The garden is out, with the exception of the carrots and beets.  I’ll leave them in, and we can pull them as we…

Sock Weather

It’s so clearly fall now.  The turkeys have gone to butcher.  The sheep are next.  I am hoping to find a buyer for our last two goats.  Then the pigs will go.  We have three freezers.  Four, if you count the one attached to our…

String Quilt

My first ever quilt block!  It’s not exactly a block I guess, since it’s not exactly square… but my heart was in the right place. Thank you to Film In the Fridge & Anna Maria Horner. In other news, had a fairly horrendous morning.  Scott…

Turning

Feeling like I have to make the most out of every last second of summer as the warning shot has been fired.  Yup.  In my mailbox this week was the local Fall Fair booklet.  Bob has been busy practicing writing his name so he can…

Us Lately

Garden, garden, garden.  Meat birds in the freezer.  Pickle.  And then pickle again.  Meeps has 2 sleepovers!  Goat chores.  Baby goat up my back.  Bonfire.  Move the turkeys.  Garden.  Bandage laying hen leg.  Move hens.  Chores, chores, chores.  Camp in tent in front yard.  Tomato…

Chicken Lickens

Note: the chickens have grown.  They stay cute for about 2 days, then they start getting weird and manky looking as their feathers come in and often try to eat one another.  Beautiful creatures, chickens. Whenever anyone tells me how much they love chickens I…

Chickens Eye View

Very busy.  Enjoying having our WOOFER.  Chickens are acting like chickens.  Turkeys are acting like, well, turkeys.  Pigs are learning to come to kissy noises.  Bucky the goat has been impersonating a pony.  Suki is due to kid the end of June and we’re going…

With An Oink Oink Here

Introducing Piggie Smalls and Pig Daddy Kane! We name them because animals who are filled with love taste better.

No Whey Man

My partner in cheese came over this morning!  We got started on Feta.  It’s got some time left now, 6-8 hours to drain.  Then it’ll be pressed, salted, brined and devoured.  (This batch is not for sale.) If you live in the Kincardine area, we…