Saturday, May 30, 2015

Moving on to a REAL Farm in 3 Weeks In Jump River WI

Wow, 3 weeks and I'll be living it up farming almost full time.  Maybe I will find a sane person to join in the fun to help.  I have an extra bedroom in the house I'm moving in and if I can talk someone into sharing rent with me I can go whole hog (I just had to do it!lol) on my farming projects and not look back!  It's exciting!!  I will have a fully functioning barn, garage and rabbit/duck house.  What should we call the duck/rabbit house?  duckbit? rabuck? The Duck Palace and Rabbit Ménage à trois?? (that is f'in perfect since I will be starting out with a buck and two does!!!).  Hahahahahahaha!!!!

I'm so excited to start this adventure!!!!  Wheeee!  I will be close enough to get the kids easily, but just far enough.  :)  Go me!!!

Sheep and Fodder!

 The sheep found my hay stash on the porch.  Heh.
Look it works.  I water from the top and it trickles down to the bottom.  Hahahaha!!  I've been wanting to set it up like this from when I started making fodder last fall.  5 minutes or less now instead of 10-15 minutes.  Really, I should have done this sooner.  It's never too late!!  Even 3 weeks before I move.  Heh!! 

Monday, May 11, 2015

Mama's Farm: Pastured Pork, Lamb and Eggs

 Yay, I finally decided on my farm business name.  And it feels right, like, I've had business names in the past and they just didn't feel right, this feels exactly right.  So, now I need to come up with a name for my Sustainable Farm Consulting business.  Hmmmm...... 

Friday, May 8, 2015

Maggie is Taking Pictures. :)

 Me and my poultry tractor.
 Feisty eating grass, we had to make a creep feeder so he could get in and out of the fencing otherwise he'd figure out other ways of getting out to get the herbs he needed when his injury was making him feel bad.  He's all better now and gaining weight again. 
 Some of Big Mamas head.
Dandelions.  I love this phase, James took a lot of pictures at this age too.  So fun!!

Sarah and Me. :)

Taken by my Maggie Mae girl.  :)

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Farm Business Names

I've been thinking about farm names lately.  This is what I've come up with:

Cathy's BaaQuackOink
Mama's BaaQuackOink
or a myriad of other variations

Sustainably Grown
Meat, Eggs and Produce

Farm Scenery

This is a picture I've been wanting to take for a year or so on the drive to the thrift store.  It will be a lot prettier in a month or so when the trees bud all the way out, but I wasn't sure if I'd get another chance to photograph it any time soon since I'm in the middle of trying to find a farm to move onto.  :)  So, here it is.  Love it!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Sustainable Farming Musings......

It's amazing when you know exactly what your supposed to be doing with your life.  I had that overwhelming feeling after leaving a friend's farm today.  I held a piglet that was no more than a week or so old.  It's like my heart sang praises of "this, this here, is what your supposed to be doing!"  It's such an awesome feeling and after talking to a farmer friend and being intrenched in this life of taking care of the earth and its inhabitants, so rewarding.  This is where I'm supposed to be, RIGHT NOW!  What a feeling!!!

More Fodder

The grass here is still not up far enough to feed to the sheep so besides hay I'm feeding some fodder again too.  I realize with Big Mama, she would eat a whole tray a day if I had it available.  If you need more info on fodder, I will link my other post from my other blog on here.  Here's my set-up again: