Still an Authentic pumpkin patch Imagine your family hopping up on a horse drawn wagon on a crisp autumn day. The leaves have just begun to change, and the view of the hills goes on for miles. There is an atmosphere of authenticity in the air. The family who is hosting this hayride lives on […]
Every year Nana and Opa take us to the Kentucky State Fair. It’s loud, garish, crowded, smelly, and an assault on the senses that is in stark contrast to our peaceful, quiet, and isolated farm. But, we enjoy it so much! In fact, that may be one of the reasons why it’s such a blast. […]
Summertime is jam season on the farm. I’ve made blackberry, peach, and plenty of strawberry jam in my time as a farm wife. But, this summer we had a fun music jam in the barn! Friends gathered for some merry-music-making in the barn. A great crowd of musicians drifted in and claimed their seat in […]
Summertime takes the sheep all around the farm in their roving shed. Cam moves the fencing daily, rotating through each of the four quadrants around it. When they’ve grazed each quadrants, it’s time to move the shed to greener pasture. He loads the sheep into the shed and closes the door. Then, either with the […]
Sometimes my girls let me take portraits of them. Sometimes they let me braid their hair. I love it when these two things overlap!
On Christmas Eve this year, Maggie went fishing barefoot and in shorts. She caught something, too! We really couldn’t believe the weather. It didn’t quite feel like Christmas- it definitely wasn’t white! We had a nice and relatively laid back Christmas. About a week later, our niece and nephew came over for a farm sleepover. […]
We had a beautiful day for our fall event! Those who came had a lovely time, I think.
I am thrilled to report that our strawberry patch that we planted last year and begrudgingly removed the blooms to give the plants a strong start are doing smashingly! They are producing up a storm and I am doing everything I can to keep up with production! I have now frozen three gallons for future […]
The past few weeks (before Snowmageddon here in Kentuckiana) were filled with marking, tapping, collecting, boiling, and bottling Maple syrup. This is an enterprise we have done before, but this year we are doing it on a larger scale with the goal of six gallons of syrup. It takes 40-60 gallons of Maple sap to […]