Ruffled Feathers and Spilled Milk

Farming with ducks and dairy goats, chickens and children.

Show and Tell

There’s not many things a a parent won’t do for a child.  Take me and my husband, for example.  This week we worked diligently to provide an eight inch square section of a yellow jacket nest for our child to take to Show and Tell on his first day of school.  The nest even had [...]

The Weaker Sex

So, I arrived last night at my friend’s farm to milk and guess what I
found?  8 happy males loose in the all-female (obviously) milking herd.  Turns out
the little stinkers (and I do mean stinkers—they like to wear their
own urine as cologne) broke the bottom hinge on their gate.  The small
Nigerian males slipped right through, leaving [...]

Little House on the Prairie (of Death)

C’mon, you know that’s what it had to be like.   I know it had to be like that and I only have a couple breeds of poultry and live on just 4 acres.  But since the day I started farming I spend as much time dealing with dead animals as I do [...]

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