With my husband,the love of my life for over 45 years, settling on our family farm. In this chapter we are getting ready for retirement on the homestead. Our children ready to start their own chapters here on the farm. God's grace and love always.
There has been a few changes here on the farm. If you didn’t notice our named changed and our logo. With this season of life, we are doing some restructure here . We added chickens and quail to the farm. Like our cows they will be used for eggs and meat. I really am enjoying them but I’m also learning the quail. Chicken I have raised for over 30 years, Quail are a different thing. So far so good.
Our other new critters are new chicks. they were born April 27th and are almost 6 weeks old. They grow fast! I bought Blue Red Laced Wyandotte , French Copper Marans, Brahma, and Easter eggers. I had ordered them in Jan, who knew ! Glad I did. Love them all.
I can’t leave out the spring calves, or the geese who came to raise their young.
There are more changes to come, but for now I hope everyone is having a wonderful day, and God Bless! Don&Sherry
On our farm winter means the chores are changing. Gone are checking the garden , picking the flowers, and sitting on the hill except on a sunny day while checking fences. The focus now goes to making sure the water is busted through for the cattle and the calves are doing well. The weaned calves will need extra care, while their moms still sometimes raise their voice to say “where are you”. The field fences will be taken up and the cattle brought down closer to the house. The pond has a shallow end and the bigger cattle can bust it fine. The little ones, I will be in charge of ,busting the waters daily, feed and my best eye on the watch for their health.
The winter will bring ice, snow and cold. I will be using the cab tractor , to feed out hay and any fences that I can drive it along. I will be warmer, I’m glad of that. Last year I slowly learned and hubby has made things even easier for me to handle this winter. I love helping him, so thankful for him. I praise God everyday for our almost 46 years together and a few months 45 years married. I’ll talk more on that come Feb.
I love our family homestead farm. Thank you so much for your time, God bless.
This summer has been a whirl wind of change. Our youngest daughter and last child married, started her new journey as wife this past August. Her and her new hubbies wedding was gorgeous . It was done outside and her dad got to drive her to the small field where she would change from our little girl to a woman with hope and dreams.
I really do miss my children, every one could come here and be welcome. Dad and I know we have to let them grow, we raised them to be strong, and trusting in the Lord. Now we have to be strong and trust the Lord because this momma doesn’t like empty nest at all.
I have been trying to keep busy, and the Lord made sure I was. Canning season brought change and a new challenge to me. I have been a mom with kids in my house for 45 yrs. I am now very busy putting up the harvest and even learning to make new dishes for two. That’s another page on my blog, but for now back to my canning.
Hubby set me up with a fan, under the shade tree. Got me some ice tea, a crate to get in and out of the truck bed. I have an old plastic table cloth to throw the plants on when I am finished pulling the beans. I worked from 7:30 that morning until after midnight with those beans. I went to the farmers market to get sweetcorn , then to my moms to get the beans. My brother had started pulling plants by the time I got there and by 9am I was headed home and in my spot.
Then the maters started,
I have done ,peaches, apple pie filling, brown beans. I dehydrated tomato slices, mushrooms, lemons, zucchini, okra, peppers to name a few. Frozen 9 dz. ears of corn and My pantry is the fullest that it has ever been with mostly homegrown food.
Like I said it was a change for us and I’m so thankful, to be busy. I love my farm life, garden, tending cattle and just growing with the Lord, knowing He has my back, through all my changes. Bless you and thank you for your visit.