farm life

Summer Jams

Summer Jams

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 […]

A very full, happy day...

A very full, happy day…

I feel sure this day must have had more than 24 hours in it. We packed so much in, every last moment was filled to brimming! We have been on the lookout for a new Haflinger horse to work alongside Holly, and eventually her son Eddie. Cam has spent countless hours scouring Craigslist, Facebook pages […]

Strawberries

Strawberries

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 […]

Party like it's 1899!

Party like it’s 1899!

The first time we walked into the dusty old barn two years ago, I pictured this night- a barn dance! (Cam pictured hay space, but whatever, we see who won that battle.) I think the barn might be a little bit magical. Or, maybe it just seems that way to me when our friends all […]

Maple Syrup 2015

Maple Syrup 2015

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 […]

Uncle Skunky and his critters

Uncle Skunky and his critters

Here’s my latest project! I have not been too crafty lately, but my sweet niecey turned one yesterday and either Cam or I usually make gifts for our nieces and nephew. I wasn’t feeling too inspired. Being number three and the second girl, Miss Daphne doesn’t want for a whole lot. And, really, one-year-olds don’t […]

Ice Cream social

Ice Cream social

    I love summer. Not for the heat- I don’t do all that well in the heat. No, I love summer because it means we start having our annual gatherings. I think I’ve said before our house is pretty modest in size and it doesn’t take a big crowd to fill it up. Our […]

The Great Mushroom Hunt

The Great Mushroom Hunt

You never know what might happen when you come visit Old Capitol Farm. A golf cart ride? Quite possibly. Horseback ride? Sure. Pulled in the canoe by a mower? Could be. Cam usually has something delightful up his sleeves.Tonight our unsuspecting guests were invited on a mushroom adventure. It’s Morel season here in southern Indiana. […]

Around the farm stuff…

I must admit that although our garden and farm are still producing, by this time of year, my get-up-and-go kind of goes. I’m not checking on it like I should be. Granted, it’s waning. But, we do have tomatoes, green beans, green peppers, and jalapenos that are coming in. I’ve put a few pints of […]