About Fall- Freshly picked juicy apples, cider and DONUTS! Rosy cheeks and stunning eyelashes! Carving pumpkins, roasting pumpkin seeds and kids! Warm comfort Foods like Lasagna (made with Old Pine Farm ground beef and sausage of course!) Crisp fresh air and the smell of rain A puppy dog’s grin amongst […]
Farm, Food, Life!
You just have to be willing to share what you know” ~unknown I often get asked if I ever get a break and some “free time” from farming. The answer is simple…yes and no! Okay, maybe not so simple. Yes, I get a break and then I share it doing farm activities! Meet Heather. She’s […]
View #1: My boss (the weather) said it was time to get these little- four foot by five foot round bales- stacked and tarped before the rain came. It never did rain, but at least they’re stacked and tarped. Ready to feed for winter. View #2: Did you know it was Cow Appreciation Day yesterday? […]
OK, I have to preface this post with a confession. I guess I could say that when it comes to music, I’m lacking “culture”. Well, actually my tastes in music are closer to “hick” or “country”. O.K. now that I’ve made a full disclosure (I feel so much better) we can move on- I was […]
Our busy season is upon us. We’ve started our spring harvest, we’re beginning to fix and clear the fence lines, and we’re getting ready to take the yearling calves up to northern pasture. But I’m a little distracted! My oldest son informed me about a week or two ago that he is taking a permanent […]
-Go grocery shopping and pick up some food -Serve Breakfast …and lunch …and dinner! …and snacks – Split wood, stack, and stoke! “Baby it’s cold out here” -and last but not least…CHILL OUT!
While we were getting farm chores done and taking a walk today, I realized how uneventful this cold winter has been. Almost grounding…although I don’t think Lacey ever becomes grounded! Even the babies seem calmer! Yes you’ve seen her before. Ok! I play favorites- hoping this calf will be one of my “mom” cows someday. […]
Raindrops on roses (Not quite…but close?) And whiskers on kittens (“Boots the mouser”) Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens (mittens- wishful thinking!) Brown paper packages tied up with strings (tinsel too) “These are a few of my favorite things” HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM ALL OF US AT ‘OLD PINE FARM’ WISHING YOU AND YOURS […]
HAY! It’s what makes a grass-fed cow’s “winter world” go round! So what is a pea plant doing in our hay field? Conventional farmers might cringe…most hay fields are a mix of alfalfa plants and pasture grass. Why? Mostly because of the time it takes to get plants dry after cutting. Grass and Alfalfa do […]