"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
For a chronological listing of our building projects with ICF (or insulated concrete forms), be sure to look through the ICF Building Index tab in the menu bar. With the footers and supporting walls completed, we are ready for the front porch concrete! The weather after the blizzard has been a milder and John and the boys have been able to get the prep work done to have the concrete delivered. … [Read more...] about Front Porch Concrete
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
You might wonder how the wine is coming from our crushed Montepulciano grapes - the ones we crushed after last year's harvest. Well...That is still sitting in some barrels with oak. But now we get to deal take the wine from the 2013 vintage to the next step - bottling. Before getting to this point though, the +/- 55 gallons of wine in two small barrels has been racked and racked - siphoning the … [Read more...] about Bottling Montepulciano Wine