Farm, Food, Life!

“Office Views”

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?  […]

“That’s how I’ll always be”

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 […]

Distracted

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 […]

Walking in a winter wonderland & checking it twice…

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. […]

“A Few of my Favorite Things”- Farm Style

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 […]

Big Experiments and Small Problems

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 […]

“Good Help”

It’s hard to find good help these days.  Our part-time farm hand has moved on to “greener pastures” after helping us here on the farm for over two years.  Yes, Richard will be missed, especially during harvest time- but we’ve hired new help.  Planting, tilling, and plowing new grazing sections is a job that came […]

Hot days, cool nights, fairs and mud!

The long, crazy summer days are starting to wind down and the cooler summer nights are popping up!  Thank goodness! During the past few hot weeks here on the farm, a few yearling calves made it up north to “cow heaven”, the mud puddle is just right, we visited a country summertime favorite- a county […]

Babies, Bottles & Bales!

Hello All! Summer is underway here on the farm.  Baby lambs were born during the last month as well as a few calves (more on the way).  One ewe gave birth to triplets and one baby boy just wasn’t getting enough.  I wasn’t overly excited to add another chore to my daily list but a […]

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