Boys

Darts with C02 ?

May 22, 2012
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Darts with C02 ?

Our little boy is 3.  He’s almost 4.  He was our very 1st baby born right here at home on the farm.  Our 8th baby born at home… just the 1st one born on this farm …..and 5th boy.  He’s proud of that. Our almost 4 year old has been anxiously awaiting his birthday.  For…

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Farm Boys Gathering Hay for the Winter

November 8, 2010
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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 care with lots of laundry, sleepless nights and exhaustion.  We’re not back up and running…

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Egg Chores

September 27, 2010
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Egg Chores

A while back we transitioned our older boys out of the egg business. They were needed to do more complicated, bigger chores around the farm, like milking the cow. The younger ones were in need of regular, consistent responsibility with chores that were doable but still a bit challenging for them. So our 7 year old…

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2010 Spring Time on the Farm

April 21, 2010
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2010 Spring Time on the Farm

It isn’t a understatement that we have been swamped with activity here on the farm. This year has brought us many changes….many good changes for our family and we are starting to feel like we are gaining traction once again. This spring, we are enjoying all the babies being born. We’ve had several different sets…

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Feed Corn, Winter Snow and Boyhood Farm Work

January 29, 2010
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Feed Corn, Winter Snow and Boyhood Farm Work

Feed corn, winter snow and boyhood farm work are beautiful sights!  The boys went up to a new feed store that just opened up in town.  They bought some bags of corn for $5.75 for a 50 lb bag.  They were doing good to get the trailer unloaded and the feed put away in the…

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Moo Cow and other farm animals

January 16, 2010
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Moo Cow and other farm animals

He knows she’s a moo cow and he’s not afraid of her.  He runs right up to her and moo’s with her. He doesn’t like the chickens much.  He tricked them by walking around the yard with an empty feed scoop. They kept begging.  He kept shouting “NO” and pointing his finger at them. He’s a small…

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Ice Weather

January 12, 2010
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Ice Weather

We are very thankful the temperatures are supposed to be pulling up into the 40’s tomorrow!!!   We’re wondering if that is going to happen! We’ve enjoyed the winter wonderland.  We had 3 days of snow falling from the sky last week…not accumulating much on the ground…but definitely beautiful!  We’ve had I’ve-lost-count-how-many days of below freeeeezing weather. …

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Farm Boy Milking May the Milk Cow

January 8, 2010
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Farm Boy Milking May the Milk Cow

Our boys are the main milkers here on our farm.  They have strong hands to prove it.  I am very grateful to them for all their hard work around here. Having a milking animal changes life pretty dramatically.  She’s a big part of the family.   She requires attention and care daily, but we are rewarded…

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A Cold New Year Brings Babies

January 3, 2010
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It’s cold…very cold.  The boys enjoy updating me on how cold it is outside.  It’s been below freezing for a couple of days.  We’ve had a busy first few days of the new year and all very eventful.  The boys heard coyotes out one night while doing their chores that they said they were so close…

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Winter Thoughts

December 27, 2009
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Winter Thoughts

My, how quickly late fall turned into the full force winter we are in right now.  I took this picture about 7 weeks ago…when we had some fall color left and short green grass.  Here’s our milk cow, May, with her calf, Luther, who was born on October 31st…Reformation Day.  Now, we bundle up for winter…

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Milk and Meat Cows, Pigs, Eggs and Boys

December 8, 2009
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We love May the Milk Cow.  She has a bull calf that is about 6 weeks old now.  They are doing wonderfully.  We have an abundance of winter milk for which we are all thankful for.  Having that milk drastically cuts our grocery bill as well.  Of course there is a lot of work that…

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Conversations with Our Children

November 10, 2009
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Conversations with Our Children

It’s a busy time…farming and home schooling and livin’ life.  We’ve had a full Fall already with difficult funerals and happy weddings.  We’ve tried to slow down.  I’m beginning to think that is not possible. So we’ve been hitting life full speed ahead and making progress some days…and other days not so much. As the day…

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This Animal…

October 29, 2009
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This Animal…

  7 year old is surveying the damage and replanting the overturned grass. What happened to our pasture? Our children like to play a game called, “This Animal….”.  You go on to describe the attributes, characteristics and description of your secret animal and see who can guess what animal you are talking about first.  Then the…

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Bow Making

October 16, 2009
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 More on this later… but wouldn’t it be fun to make your own weapons from your own land?

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The cat who pulled feathers…

September 2, 2009
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The cat who pulled feathers…

Evidently, the farm boy knows more about his barn cat than we thought!  After breakfast, the little farm boy noticed the barn cat meowing at the back door.  He went out, picked her up and said, “Yep…she had babies…somewhere…I bet they’re in the barn loft!”  He put her down and he followed her to the barn. …

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