We spent a lot of time last night bringing the cows home from their winter corn stalks and getting hay bales set out for them. Why? Because of winter storm “Kayla”, which was predicted to bring 8-12″ of snow along with 40 mph winds to our little corner of the world. Livestock can handle harsh weather … More Blizzard February 2, 2016
Once upon a time, a kitten was born on a farm. The tabby was much bigger than his litter mates and was soon named “Big Kitten” by a three year old boy. Big Kitten was the boy’s favorite. He would carry the kitten around like a flour sack. The kitten’s front legs hung over the … More A Tale Of a Three-Legged Cat
On a farm, there is no force of nature more determined than a child searching for a new litter of kittens. Our mother cat, who is named Spitfire despite her sweet temperament, has gotten really large over the past month. A couple days ago, she showed up skinny and hungry. One son ran into the … More The Hunt for Baby Kittens
Here is a game my sons invented. If this “game” gives me a preview of what they will be like when they get behind the wheel of a car–I am in trouble. Our house is built into the side of a hill so the side yard has a fair bit of slope from the driveway … More When Farm Boys Get Bored
This is son #3 running down the gravel road by our house. His brothers were riding their bikes and he was trying to keep up.
Have you ever seen the Mel Gibson/Julia Roberts movie, “Conspiracy Theory”, about a paranoid man who believes there are conspiracies everywhere and that someone is out to get him? He concocts so many conspiracies, that he is eventually bound to run into a real one….and he does. As the mother of three growing farm boys, … More Conspiracy Theory