March 6, 2019

This week, we are taking 6 sheep in for processing. This is what we do, it's not huge news. However, there are a few tough goodbyes in this batch.

First, we decided to let go of Millenium Falcon. She was born in 2017, with the Star Wars crew. She has yet to get pregnant...

February 17, 2019

I hate writing these posts. I hate saying goodbye. Today we lost a friend. With the most beautiful eyes, our Goliath.

Let's go back to the beginning.

We bought the farm in 2007. We got chickens. We decided we wanted sheep, but knew we needed to get livestock guardian pup...

February 12, 2019

I've been hesitating to post this until I had answers. Today I got them. We have only sent an animal to CSU for Necropsy 3 times. One was a calf that died of Tetanus (Ferdinand), but some symptoms presented similarly to rabies, so a necropsy was recommended, because if...

January 7, 2019

So in case you are new to the site, or didn't hear.... things are turned on end for us. The house fire will leave our lives in an ongoing state of inconvenience for us for likely an entire year. The good news is, we've already survived 1/3rd of that year. YAY! Only 8 m...

January 4, 2019

It's been an interesting year. I don't want to dredge up the negatives, but let's see if I can find out what we did accomplish in 2018 to help improve the farm.

We know about the grain accident, that had us lose 3 pregnant ewes, and several lambs a few months after. We...

December 24, 2018

So the farm has been wearing us down. We originally wanted no big equipment on the farm. We never wanted to take out any loans to run it, and we never have. We did cave a few years back and buy a "tractor". It's actually a back-hoe/loader, but it does what we need it t...

December 23, 2018

I can't make everyone happy. It's frustrating. Unfortunately, I'm stupid enough to try sometimes. Sometimes I do draw the line.

We decided NOT to go corn or soy free in our poultry feed. It's been too hard for us to source at the size farm we run - too small for a grain...

November 28, 2018

My favorite time of year is when we finish turkey processing, and relatively shut down the farm for a while. It's true, we always have product to sell, but in the winter, folks don't drive out to the farm as much, no markets. We sell lamb and chicken when we can, but f...

October 25, 2018

I had a much different frame of mind this time last year. Yes, this is still our last big push until we get to hibernate for the winter. My problem last year is that my body still thinks we are hibernating from last year. ALL summer long, all I wanted was a warm fire a...

September 26, 2018

That's how fast everything can change. That's how fast your spreadsheets all go to hell. That's how fast all your planning, preparing, and assumptions can just be removed from your life.

Hi, my name is Kristin, and my family just survived a house fire.

It's been 2 weeks...

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