Fridays on the Farm: Summer Smackdown

I recently re-read my first (and so far, only) Friday farm update of this year. It was written in April, and it said impressive things like: We’ll heavily mulch the garden for weed control; We’ll rotationally graze the cows; We’ll keep the chickens safe from predators by keeping them in electric poultry netting. Oh the […]

A Heifer Named Herschel? {And Pregnant Cow Vulva Pictures}

I tell ya, life ain’t easy for a girl named “Herschel.” Cow 101: A “heifer” is a female cow who has not had a calf. So tiny baby girl calves are heifers, and grown female cows pregnant with their first calves are also heifers until that first baby is born. All that for free, folks. […]

Fridays on the Farm: Morning Farm Chores (Fall 2014)

This post brought to you from the afterlife. What? Oh, I haven’t died and gone to heaven? Ahhh, my children are just both napping at the same time. But seriously, it’s full on crazy town at our house these days. But every now and then, I get the teeniest bit of down time and I […]

Mondays on the Farm?

So, I completely forgot to post my Friday farm update last Friday… These things happen, you know. This past weekend was my baby shower for baby girl (due in ONE month!), and so I was busy with friends and family and had a great time. But of course, I must bring you a quick little […]

Fridays on the Farm {Dear Mama Cow, I’m Sorry I Wanted to Eat You}

Happy Friday, friends! I come to you well rested after sending Bridger boy for a “spend the night party” at the grandparents, during which I slept the vast majority of the time. Two naps in two days followed by a trip to the chiropractor… I die. In a good way. And now for the farm […]

“Birth like Mama Cow”

This Friday, I have no “Fridays on the Farm” update. We did some gardening and some cooking as usual, but really I went crazy on the house. Rearranging to make room for baby, redoing Bridger’s room to reallocate furniture to the baby’s room, etc. Things a very pregnant “nesting” mother does. And since I have […]

Fridays on the Farm: The Cow is Free…

A lot happened on the farm this past week, but I did none of it really. I might be entering the lay around in the AC stage of the pregnancy (32 weeks this past week), or maybe I was just having a tired week- hard to say. I’ve also been cleaning out and organizing the […]

Fridays on the Farm: Who Let the Calves Out?

Who, who, who, who, who. Haha, get it? Who let the calves out? who, who, who, who, who… Yeah. We totally sang that when we let the calves out of the pen this last week. Our coolness knows no bounds, my friends. But seriously, letting the calves out of the pen was a wonderful step […]

Fridays on the Farm: Our First Week Milking the Cow!

Happy Friday, friends. This past week has been both exhausting and exciting. Every. Single. Day. As you know, at the end of last week we were sort of fed up with our inability to milk our dairy cow. It had been about a month since she’d given birth to to baby Nudigate, and she was […]

Fridays on the Farm: Gardens, Jam, and an Un-Milkable Dairy Cow

Another Friday. That came out wrong. I’ll try again. (Is it just me, or has this week been long and exhausting?) Another Friday! This is a great Friday, because it’s my sister’s birthday. Happy Birthday, Lindsey! She is a whopping seven years younger than me, that little one. Over the past week we busted it […]