There are lots of unexpected moments that can shake you out of your daily routine on the farm. Raising livestock is never boring; there are often surprises. Continue reading “Goose in a Hole”
Sally thought it would be neat to try raising some pheasants that we could eventually release on the farm. So when she suggested it, we were game: After all, we’ve raised chickens, ducks, geese, and turkeys – how hard could it be to raise pheasants? Continue reading “Pheasant Folly”
It’s an incredibly beautiful day.
Bright sunshine, clear blue sky, shimmering green everywhere. Continue reading “Mother’s Day”
Lightning bugs are just starting to appear; they wink above the pasture in a hypnotic display to the backdrop of frogs calling to each other across the creek. I hear a pig snuffle in the woods, and once in awhile a breeze carries the faint but unmistakable smell of pig my way, but it is not unpleasant. Continue reading “Evening on the Porch”
Springtime here seems to emerge like fall in reverse: Leaves go from red, orange, gold – to green. And the green grass is so bright, it is sometimes iridescent. Blossoms are everywhere – white, soft pink, strawberry, magenta, deep purple. The doe-eyed Jersey calves run and leap around the pasture dotted with violets and the glowing yellow-orange faces of buttercups. Continue reading “Springtime Musings”