Seriously. Read the title again and decide if you want to continue. Today’s post will detail the processing of our fryer chicks, so named because that’s what we intend to do with them. (Well, maybe roast in our case.) When my husband announced that we would be processing our own chickens, my first response was, […]

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Monday morning I strolled down the produce aisle in search of apples when I discovered these.It made my heart sing to realize I hadn’t missed the season’s strawberries. I hadn’t suspected it was time for cases of raspberries yet, but there they were. So I loaded my cart with four cases of raspberries (1 to […]

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Sally’s been our milk cow for about four years. Some of you may recognize her name from Wilson Rawls’ book Summer of the Monkeys. Next time we choose a literary character’s name for one of our animals we’ll be a little more careful. In the book Jay Berry frequently has to chase down his cow […]

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Grandpa saddles Sundance.My Cowgirl settles into the saddle.Nate and my littlest Cowboy saddle up.Nate and his mom herd the cows.Brother in-law Idaho arrived at the spring pasture with his two boys at 6:30 AM. They had all the cattle gathered into the corral when everyone else arrived. Thanks Idaho and boys!My Cowgirl and her Dad […]

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Here are our broiler chicks at about six weeks. We’ve sectioned off a third of the garden for their pen. One year our peas did poorly in this section, the next cucumbers didn’t produce and last year we got no zucchini. When you can’t even grow zucchini something must be wrong! The first year of […]

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