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Pork Liver Jerky Treats, For the Dog :)

I love my dogs. I love feeding them good quality tasty food. I also HATE wasting… anything. As a farmer I am constantly working to preserve my food whether grown on a tree or in the garden. I preserve my leftovers after I have…

The Day Penny Came Home

September 24, 2016 was the day. It was the day that our new filly, Penny, would be coming home to live on the farm with us. It was a day I will never forget. Penny was pulled from the livestock auction by owner of…

Getting Back in the Saddle

I got thrown off a spooked horse in a full run back to barn. I was trying to slow him down and he decided he needed to dump me and went into a bronc and I went flying. I landed on my head (wearing…

Horses, horses, and more horses…

4/24/2018: Was another nice horsey day (we just love this nice weather!) Tango and I went for a long walk/jog again. She is getting used to our trails. Her head is lower and lower and she is staying at a safe distance and pace…

Tango, the Buckskin Mare, on the farm

4/23/2017: I took Tango for a long walk/jog last night. We are working on our verbal cues to prepare her for her Dr. Cooks bitless bridle. She got to try on her new bareback saddle as we lunged around in circles in various parts…

Welcome Home Tango!!!

Tango, our new horse on the farm, did great last night. This was her first night in a few years outside and not barn stalled. It was cold, breezy and crappy weather. We tried our best to recreate her stall environment with lofty pine…

Farming for the Holidays

Nothing makes me feel more like a “farmer” then making homemade gifts for the holidays. I have a special Texas BBQ sauce recipe that everyone loves. This Christmas I made a huge batch and gave them away as gifts. Late summer 2017 we picked…

South Facing Front Door

Reading about the formal front door of the house pointing south: – A front door facing south benefits politicians, religious beads and industrialists. Historically, Chinese emperors built their palaces overlooking their subjects to the south. A south facing door ensure the home gets the…

Elderberry Tree

With the help of my dad, I also discovered that our front yard has a cluster of mature and young Elderberry (black berry) Trees. Some are being choked out by some other bushes and trees but I will be sure to open these right…

A letter to our Forester and Loggers

Robert, Both Jared and I want to let you know that we are extremely happy with the work done at our property. It seems that the crew is wrapping up this morning. A sad day knowing that their trucks pulling in will no longer…

Fox and Crow Funnies

Clearing the land for agricultural use

We teamed up with a Forester to consider the best way to reclaim up to 20 acres of land for agricultural use (we have 100 acres total.) Unlike most people who want to sell their most valuable hardwood trees and cash them in for…