Animal Husbandry and Farm Exercise

Animal Husbandry and Farm Exercise

Animal Husbandry and Farm Exercise In this post I want to give an update on our animal husbandry tasks and expound on how much exercise is a daily part of farm life. Over the past couple of weeks we have trimmed hooves on most of our small goat herd and sheep flock...
Picking Blackberries

Picking Blackberries

Picking Blackberries There is nothing more satisfying than harvesting your own food, especially when it comes to picking blackberries. Or blueberries for that matter. Or tomatoes and potatoes. Anyway, this evening it was picking blackberries. I have about three...
Cheesemaking in Pictures

Cheesemaking in Pictures

Cheesemaking – an Introduction I wanted to share a few cheesemaking ideas and pictures. I hope this is interesting for you. This won’t be too detailed yet should help make understanding what happens clearer. I hope to stimulate your appreciation of the...
Making Cheddar Cheese

Making Cheddar Cheese

Making Cheddar Cheese Making cheddar cheese on Monday was a special event for us. I was ecstatic and enthusiastic throughout the all-day process. It has been along time since we have made this cheese. It requires an immense amount of pressure to form the curds into a...
Adventures in Milking or A Day in The Life

Adventures in Milking or A Day in The Life

Adventures in Milking I’ll start by filling you in on our adventures in milking. We are only milking 2 cows at the moment. It is quite a challenge but we are tough farmers and up to the task. One of a total of 6 cows did not conceive. Three others birthed calves...
Farm Animals Update

Farm Animals Update

Farm Animals Update We are responsible for quite a few farm animals – cows, sheep, goats and donkeys. Sometimes they require lots of extra assistance and attention especially around birthing time. We provide protection and care to the best of our ability....
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