Downsizing

We’ve been milking our beautiful Jersey cows for seven years now, and we’re sorry to say it’s time for us to downsize our herd. We’ve never been very big, milking at most three cows, but it has been enough to serve twenty to thirty shareholders in addition to our own large family. Alas, with Fort […]

Loving Henry

It was really hard to be Henry’s mother.  From the moment he was born, he cried.  He cried because he was hungry and my milk hadn’t come in yet.  He cried because it had been twenty minutes since his last nursing and he was hungry again.  He cried because I wasn’t holding him.  And, increasingly, […]

Here We Are

Welcome. Welcome to our farm. Isn’t the sunrise beautiful? And look! One of our duck families is on the water! They are a wee bit annoying on land, but they do seem to keep the ticks down, at least. Our dog does a fairly good job of keeping them away from the house, so there’s […]

Baked Oatmeal (A Recipe)

We’ve got most of this large family’s household chores nicely distributed according to aptitude and interest, if possible, and Delaney is the one who usually makes breakfast.  For the past year, though, she’s had a class away from home on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, which kind of left me holding the bag.  (I’m not sure […]

Farm Babies and Other Things

I haven’t written on this blog in quite a long while!  Since August, it seems.  My bad.  In my defense, middle-aged me is happily pregnant with our ninth child, but quite exhausted.  Even keeping up with the daily must-do list has been more than I could manage.  Thankfully, I’m coming into the second trimester now, […]

A New Tractor and an Annabelle Update

We got a new tractor last week!  There we were, just driving along, minding our own business, when suddenly, we spied this little fella parked enticingly in what we call “The For Sale Spot”.  Everybody’s got one.  It’s up front, near the street, and the item in question is usually posed, so you can always […]

Hairy Hoof Wart and Annabelle’s Milk

Well, we’ve had to pull Annabelle’s milk this week.  It’s been tasting a little off, and I think I finally know why.  Hairy hoof wart.  Here’s my theory. I’ve been smelling something when Annabelle comes in for milking for quite a while now, but I couldn’t figure out what it was.  It smelled rotten, but […]

Big Pan Dutch Baby

A wonderful breakfast made of things we usually have in abundance here: eggs and milk! Topped with a fresh fruit sauce (blueberry is divine, but apple is good, too) and homemade whipped cream, it’s a truly decadent way to start the day. Ingredients 1 stick butter 2 cups all purpose flour 8 eggs or enough […]

Bacon and Tomato Dip

This is one of our Kentucky Proud recipes!  I sampled it at the extension office one day, and it was so good.  🙂 Ingredients 1 cup sour cream 4 slices bacon cooked crisp and crumbled 1 cup mayonnaise 1 teaspoon garlic powder 2 large tomatoes diced and drained Preparation Combine all ingredients. Add reserved tomato […]

Shares Are Available

I’ve gotten some emails in the past few weeks from folks looking for herd shares.  Unfortunately, I just found out today that my email service has not been saving most of my sent messages.  That means I don’t have email addresses for anyone who has contacted me recently regarding shares! The grass is green and […]