Nature of Farming –

Nature of Farming –

Anyone who’s raised animals very long can tell you that sometimes things go wrong.  They aren’t really “Acts of God.”  Things were designed to work a certain way and when it goes wrong it usually involves nature, as in “the nature of the beast” (literally).  Animals...
Ready for company!

Ready for company!

Mark brought home the first installment of bunkbeds for the Bunkhouse.  The guys set them up this morning and they look great!  We are excited to have people come and stay with us.             Sam and Joe would like you to think that they...
Turkeys

Turkeys

It’s almost Thanksgiving–for which two boys in our house are giving thanks!  Joe and Keith have raised about 30 turkeys this year.  They’ve realized the jump from 15 to 30 is a significant one.  It’s been a good summer with the turkeys, but...
Stayin’ cool

Stayin’ cool

I was just informed it is 100 degrees on our thermometer.  Mark “rained” the chickens today to try to keep them cool.  The heat is hard on them when there is no breeze.  Even the ground is hot. The big pigs are finding cool dirt along the barn. They could...