Warning: This post contains pictures of the actual butchering process - they are real life and may be considered by some to be too gruesome - don't say I didn't warn you! One day that is easy to put off is butchering day. It always seems like such a monumental task - and it is! But, like anything, practice makes perfect - the more we do it the better and easier it gets! Last Wednesday was the … [Read more...] about Home Butchering – Homegrown Grass-fed Beef
"Yeah" or "Boohoo"- I'm not sure how to respond to no more milk from Margie! She is getting a 2 month break from milking because we dried her off in preparation for calving. She gets a break to grow the calf and rest - and so do we! While I will admit, it is nice not to get up at 6 AM to milk, I really do miss the fresh milk. We have a milking rotation so everyone gets to share the love of … [Read more...] about No More Milk – Yeah or Boohoo?
I am so excited to introduce you to our new puppy, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Bangles. She is adorable isn't she? Bangles is nine weeks old and it is already obvious that she is a fun-lovin' girl! I know all puppies are cute and I am definitely biased but, she smiles all the time so, what's not to love? Her favorite toys are a stuffed penguin, a chew toy with a ball in it and - the boys' … [Read more...] about Meet Bangles, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Have you ever played the movie line game? Our family has several variations of this game (it's a favorite vineyard game): One person says a line from a movie and everyone has to guess which movie it is from. Or, one starts the movie line and another completes it. Or, after a movie line is said, someone adds the next line. One of my favorite movie lines is, "It's the little things in … [Read more...] about New Chicken Coop = No More Poop on My Porch!
The long awaited event finally happened. The anticipation is over. Before I give you the good news, let me warn you - there is bad news and more good news. So, I will give it you in that order: good, bad, good. After all, it is Monday and I don't want to leave you with bad news to start your week off. First of all, the good news or part of it - Margie had her calf- an adorable bull calf that is … [Read more...] about Adorable Newborn Calf – Odd Cattle Rustlers
Oh the excitement of it all. The anticipation of the event. I can't contain myself. After all, we are talking about a new life - a birth in the barnyard. Ha Ha! You thought I was pregnant and had not told you didn't you? I should have thought about this as an April Fool's post - just think of the fun that would have been - another child making a total of 11! No, - it is not me, it is Margie, … [Read more...] about Waiting for Birth – Signs of Calving