Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Daily Life on a Homestead (or "our crazy fun farm life")!

Life is always an adventure, isn't it?
When you live on a farm, that adventure can take on
 a whole lot of meanings!
For example, on just one of our days from last week, 
caught a swarm
"found" two cows on our property
(neighbor cows, ended up keeping their bull here - which means
calves in the spring, yay!)
and got paid way too much money for dead chickens.....
Never a dull moment.

The picture above looks peaceful - and it is, we had
just caught a swarm and added it to this hive....had
this been taken 15 minutes earlier, we wouldn't be so close!

So, this stinker found his way into our chicken tractor
and had lunch.
In fact, he was so fat and happy that he couldn't get out.
We had never seen him before, so we called in proper help
and he was taken back to his owners.
I want to mention, that the owners couldn't
have been nicer, or more remorseful.
We refused restitution, stuff like this happens - you don't need
to make enemies over it. 
They insisted. 
We accepted.

Speaking of stinker dogs.
This is one of our labs.
She is a farm dog.
Farm dogs live outside.
Not this farm dog.
She went and got herself into a mess.
After several veterinarian visits, 
and looking like this for 5 weeks -
I'm happy to say she's back outside to being a farm dog! 

Always exciting around here, and into having fun - we are
very excited to be hosting a booth at the upcoming
Mother Earth News Fair
in Albany Oregon this weekend.

The main man behind it all is pretty
He has vision, and accomplishes whatever
he sets his mind to.
He designed this wall mounted drying rack!
If a rack can be beautiful, this one is.
I'm so proud of him.
(by the way, he and our kids made that farm table you see
for me too. Oh yea!)
Soon, this will be offered on our store:
Don 't think I can say it enough; we live
and love life around here.
So very Blessed.
When you're farm kids, who needs winter and snow to pull
a homestead made sled?
Have a Beautiful Day.