Grief and the Young

Grief and the Young

If you follow me on Facebook, you probably know that I lost one of my horses last Thursday night.  It was sudden and unexpected, and I am heartbroken.  We still don’t know cause of death, but the vet is running some tests.  It’s been less than two years...
Welcome Home, Momma

Welcome Home, Momma

My beautiful Momma kitty went missing about 6 months ago. It was around the same time that we were dealing with a fox killing our chickens and turkeys. While I secretly hoped that she was just eating at someone else’s house, I assumed that the fox had gotten her...
Why We Hired a Butcher

Why We Hired a Butcher

 When it came time to butcher our two Berkshire-cross pigs recently, we had a lot of decisions to make.  Did we want to sell any of the meat?  How much of it were we willing to sell?  Would we butcher it ourselves?  How would we butcher it?  What cuts did we want?...

Cold Weather Animal Care

Welcome to the Homesteading in the Winter blog series. A group of homesteading bloggers is taking time each week to write about different issues associated with the needs and unique challenges of living on a homestead (big or small, urban or rural) during the winter....

Becoming a Better Rider

Every once in a while, a horse comes along that makes you a better rider.  Not because they are an easy horse to ride, but because they make you work for what you want.  Because they make you remember every riding lesson you’ve had since you were 10.  Because...

Just in Time For Easter: Baby Chicks

If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, you’ve probably heard about the chickens hatching here at the farm (aka my bathroom).  We incubated 42 eggs.  Going into “lockdown” (the three day period before the eggs hatch), we candled the eggs...
My Ducklings are Teenagers Now

My Ducklings are Teenagers Now

It’s a chilly, but beautiful day on the farm.  Spent the morning doing a lot of outside chores.  Now I have to get ready to take Farmboy to gymnastics, then I have choir practice.  So, I give you cute duckling pictures. Remember my little baby ducklings?  Well,...
RIP Bella Donna

RIP Bella Donna

To say that the last few days have been rough would be an understatement.  It started Saturday morning.  I had fallen asleep in Henry’s bed, so Hubby came in there around 6:30am to wake me up and tell me two dogs had just attacked the goats.  I vaguely...
Our New Ducklings

Our New Ducklings

We have a couple of new additions here on the farm.  Tractor Supply Company is currently having their “Chick Days.”  I’ve been on the lookout for ducklings for months and this was my chance.  Tractor Supply allows you to get a minimum of two...
Photos From the Farm

Photos From the Farm

The weather has been beautiful in Central Florida the last few weeks.  I’ve been spending a lot of time outside riding the horses and taking care of the critters.  Of course, that also means I’ve been rather delinquent with my blog posts.  It doesn’t...