Author: PaulTN

Mother’s Day Thoughts

Until I became a mother, I didn’t really (I mean REALLY) realize how much work, effort and sacrifice the noble calling of motherhood required.  It’s nice to have one day a year that the tireless sacrifice that motherhood requires be highlighted by our children through…

Christmas Thoughts

It’s been a beautiful day.  One of those cold, winter, overcast days where you can stand outside and smell the fresh air and then get whiffs of the fireplace smoke.  Smells and feels like winter is finally here!  Inside it…

The Agrarian South

“For almost three hundred years, agriculture was the major livelihood of most residents of the American South, and the rural lifestyle was the shared experience that tied together a region that rivals most countries in size. The defining institutions of…

Homeschool Moment – Cereal Connection?

Homeschooling provides special moments I like to equate with the “perfect golf shot”.  It only takes one moment like this to make you come back for the next round.  During our dinner discussion tonight we were discussing the setup of our new solar powered…

How do I save my cow from bloat?

I hate when I have to ask this question.  It is the usual story – at least around here.  There is a new milker in the stall (both the cow and the boy), we are late for school, the barn door…

Farmer Boy II – Born Again Dirt

We just listened to an encouraging interview on Generations with Vision featuring Noah Sanders.  Kevin and Noah layout a good understanding of our current agrarian / economic system and the challenges we face going forward.  Of course if it only threw…

New Piglets

For all those looking for farm fresh pork this fall, we have some goods news. Our first sow had her piglets! There were only five for this first time momma, but everyone was very excited to see the first pigs…

The Current Flood

When I started out to make a water work for the farm I had no idea I’d get so much help from above. We are currently under flash flood warnings which means that our “seasonal” creek is flowing at capacity.…

The HVP Recall Ramifications Continue – 750 Tons of Meat Recalled

Windsor Foods, with operations in Lampasas, Texas, and Oakland, Miss., is recalling approximately 1.7 million pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) beef taquito and chicken quesadilla products that may be contaminated with salmonella. The packages of beef taquito and chicken quesadilla products…

Albino Deer Photographed

Odocoileus virginianus – Albino Whitetail Deer How often do you get to see an albino deer in the wild? Depending on where you find the statistics on the web, you have somewhere between 1 and a million to 1 and…

Are You Eating Moldy Tomatoes?

Moldy tomatoes from Kraft, Frito-Lay, B&G Foods, and Safeway could be in your pantry because of a basic weakness in the industrialized food system.  The NY Times reported that SK Foods, one of the nations largest tomato processors, was bribing large…

Pulling a Breech Lamb

If your not interested in hearing about our experience with pulling a breech lamb, you should just skip this post. Our 12 year old has a thriving herd of 12 sheep.  He bought 4 sheep 2 years ago.  We’ve already…