Right now on the farm….

I’m sitting here in the office in front of the computer. I have a local microbrew bubbling in a mason jar on the desk within arm’s reach. The south facing window is open and I can hear the red tail hawks calling to each other across the treetops. The call of the hawks is the …

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We had several days of cool rain and very moderate temperatures. Perfect for the growing garden. And growing piglets. The barn was sparkling in this morning’s early light. Maisy was sparkling too. The grass looks almost lime green.  Well, lemon green. I STILL haven’t finished planting all our vegetables. I guess this is going to …

Rain makes us slow down

It’s raining. Thank goodness….. The yard, the pastures, the garden always seem to explode after a nice soaking rain. But I didn’t have everything planted in the garden yet. We knew it was coming so the morning was a blur of activity. Phil was a perfect gentleman, waiting his turn to momma. 2 gallons later …

Barely missed the bullet

It was 34 degrees on my front porch this morning! 34! That’s only 2 degrees from freezing! Ohmygoodness!!!! I have hundreds of veggies and flower starts in the garden. And I have many, many starts on the porch waiting to be planted. If it had gotten any colder, I would have lost it all. Again. …

Windy but cooler today

Windy today but the temperatures are much cooler. I had to wear a sweatshirt to milk this morning. The cooler temps are welcome. It was kind of hot for the end of May/ beginning of June at almost 90. The flies are discouraged by the cooler weather and the breeze. No flies and lush grass, …

Summer begins

The celebration is over. And the most wonderful family has returned back to their lives in Texas. It’s time to strip the beds, wash the dishes (again) and set things to order. Summer has begun. The piglets are watching for me instead of running from me. I’m sure it’s the creamy Maisy milk that has …

Push pause for yet another graduation

My fearless son is graduating from high school this week end. It’s his turn and all the family is gathered around. I can’t beleive this time has come. We love you Daniel. Weather: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near …

Long wonderful days

It’s 10:22 pm right now and I just came in from the garden. There’s still a bit of light left in the night sky but the mosquitoes ran me out. I was planting green beans. “Provider’ to be exact. Living on the 48th latitude has it’s perks this time of year. One being that it …

High wind today

The wind is just screaming out of the west. Yesterday the temperatures were way up into the 80’s~ quite unusual for this time of year. And today the temperatures are expected to only reach the high 60’s. I guess that’s why the wind is so high. The animals are completely unconcerned. Pigs are still sleeping. Cows …