An Ongoing Story, In Words and Photos, About The Challenges Of Living Life On The Farm, The Inspiration That Sustains Us And The Lessons Learned Throughout. Thanks for visiting!

Go Mammals!

We were all holding our breath. “Come on… push girl… PUUUSH!”  pleaded Josh our livestock manager, pulling hard on a slippery lamb dangling limply from the backside of her mom. “Lamb?  Are you still alive?” None of us were sure.  And from the guttural and wrenching sounds mom was making, I didn’t know if she was going to make it either.  While on morning chores, Rich and Kate had discovered her only minutes before, laboring heavily, pawing at the ground, lip curling upward with each contraction. And as soon her... Read the Rest →

 

Daylight Distraction Time

The tiny place in my brain where language is stored has been depleted of its weekly allotment of words.  I burned through them this week filling in first twelve pages of our business plan.  The few words that remain are inaccessible because at six o’clock in the evening, it’s still bright and beautiful outside.  Daylight savings time is here, which always leaves me a bit giddy and excited.  But now that the movement of the earth and sun governs so much of my schedule, I think my inner farmer is... Read the Rest →