Our newest adventure in livestock has proven to be bundles of warmth and joy. But this week, we got a little more than we bargained for. In a way I might be slightly thankful. They were just collecting the seeds so they wouldn’t spread and germinate throughout the field right…? Continue reading
We’ve had so much going on that I always forget to give some updates on our hive. This is our first year with the bees and it is turning out to be a very big learning experience. It’s amazing the little black and yellow fuzzy flyers have managed to survive without us for so long.
With the amount of walls I’ve built in the past year, I feel like if Donald Trump is elected I’ll certainly be up for a cabinet position. Of course, I’m building mine to keep dirt in, not people out. While the silo stone walls I’ve erected up have been mostly decorative, the garden wall on the back patio and the one in front of the house are serious retaining walls. And both suffered from horrible original construction – mostly from a misunderstanding of fluid dynamics and hydrostatic pressure. Put simply: a retaining wall is only as good as the drainage behind it. Continue reading
**Here’s a post from a few months ago that somehow went un-posted. It was our big spring project and is somewhat relevant to our big fall project – which my husband will explain later this week.
When we first moved in to our farm there were was this dead space behind the bedroom wall outside. It wasn’t really grass and it had a rocky base to it. Almost as if someone laid down gravel and never finished a project here and let the weeds and grass grow through it. On top of the lack of grass, it also had a huge 6′ high x 25’long concrete retaining wall that was cracked and falling over. Continue reading
Baa, baa, black sheep, have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full!…… (lyrics)
Growing up my mother used to “sing” this nursery rhyme to us and my brother just loved it. Now as a grown up, I am walking around our farm with the lyrics to this nursery rhyme running through my head. You wonder why, well, for good reason. We have acquired a little black sheep! Meet Mr. Beasley!