Holy Goat Chicken Momma! Ok that was a bad Batman reference. But seriously my dream of having a farm is a reality. The good, the bad, the ugly are all very real. The struggles and the successes are all happening NOW. For those of you who have been with me through the years, what tumultuous … Continue reading The Farm is a Reality
While I would love to wiggle my nose and snap my fingers and make all the buildings I need appear, things just don't happen that way. Patience has never been one of my virtues, so I am always looking for ways to make things happen. I have taken a leap of faith and gotten started … Continue reading Solving Problems
Middle Ground By the time we are to our halfway point in our five year plan our grocery bill should be cut in half. We should have enough produce that that should be off our list. The house repairs/remodels should be complete. And livestock should begin to be established. Livestock will include cows, chickens, rabbits, … Continue reading Enchanted Farmstead Coming Part 2
Starting Life Over What a way to round out the year. We lost a big part of our lives on Dec. 15th, daddy passed peacefully. Life had become a battleground for him and finally he was ready to find peace. He was our mighty oak, strong and able to bend with the winds. We are … Continue reading Enchanted Farmstead coming soon!
Ingredients: 8 potatoes peeled and cubed 2 tablespoons of butter 1 whole onion 3 garlic cloves 3 stalks celery 1/2 pound of cubed ham 1 cup heavy cream 4 potatoes peeled cubed salt and pepper to taste Steps: In a heavy pan saute garlic, celery and onions in butter. Add in ham and potatoes, … Continue reading Tasty Tuesday — Potato Soup
I knew work, school and family would be hard but I didn't realize how draining it would really be. There are never enough hours in the day and some days I am not sure if I am coming or going. However, I am not giving up I just need to find balance between all of … Continue reading Thursday Thoughts — Balancing Life
Watch The Video That Coca-Cola And McDonalds Hope You Never See. You won't believe the information being presented. One thing I will be mentioning at the next PTA event is that we need to get rid of Coke Rewards. Find a healthy alternative for fund raising. 55,000 cans of Coke to get 1 Phys Ed … Continue reading Watch The Video That Coca-Cola And McDonalds Hope You Never See
Looking to keep poultry in town? Here is an example of our local code that says yes, we can keep chickens within certain limits, such as keep your chicken house clean. It even says that pygmy goats would be permitted as pets. So are you allowed to milk pets to keep them healthy? Hhmmm...something my … Continue reading Check Your Local Code Before You Get Urban Chickens
I can understand not wanting to eat something because you watched it come into this world (humans do not eat their children is evidence to support this theory). I can understand that if you give it a name that it is hard to see it on the table next to the mashed potatoes. I really … Continue reading Is There Really an Omnivore Dilemma?