Category: Agrarian Life

Farm Boys Gathering Hay for the Winter

I hope to pick up farm blogging again.  So much has happened around here.  The biggest change we’ve been dealing with is learning how to adjust with 9 children.  Our little newborn baby is beautiful and with that wonderful package comes 24/7…

Growing Piglets

The piglets are growing fast….and have tried our patience more than once since they have arrived.  All the bad manners and character traits that pigs are known for have become all the more real to us.   Don’t eat like a…

Summer Heat, Swimming and the Milk Cow

We’ve had a break from the summer heat this week.  I’m hoping it isn’t going to get as hot as it was.  The humidity and the heat and me being pregnant weren’t very enjoyable.  I found myself walking right back…

The last 6 weeks

I’m in the last part of my pregnancy.  It’s been a brutal hot summer although we are thankful it hasn’t been hot with a drought.  At least we have been getting rain even if we do have high humidity levels…at…

Beef, Lamb and Pork Coming in the Fall

The boys finished up castrating the rams and pigs today.  It really amazes me how young men can work and produce when given the challenge to do so.  We are looking forward to all the beef, lamb and pork later on…

How to castrate a pig ?

If you have a farm, you might someday have a pig.  If you have a pig, you might someday have more pigs?  If you have a herd of pigs, chances are you might need to know how to castrate your…

Low Garden Production

Gardening is hard work.  Or at least it is for us!  It’s frustrating when you work so hard planting your garden only to look out the window one morning to see the goat eating up all your hard work and the…

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.…

Katahdin Twins Born

I know I talk a lot about the Katahdin sheep we have.  We really do love the Katahdin hair sheep!  Someone asked us not too long ago why we have sheep on the farm.  The reason we chose the Katahdin…

Planting Peas and Spreading Compost

We are trying our hand at growing peas this year.  We planted Little Marvel peas from the cheap .20 cent seed packages I bought.  We’ll see how they do! The Little Marvel pea is supposed to be a shorter vine. It is considered…

Seeing Spring Around the Corner

We are starting to see spring around the corner.  Sure, it’s 30 degrees outside now….but the sun was out today and it warmed up enough to send the kids outside in a coat to run around.  We’ve had a long,…