Category: animals

The Big Push

Eight hundred trees are now planted in various locations around the property. Most of them are on the eastern two acres where the swales are. They are mainly in the swale berms. One hundred...

A Walk In the Woods

Today I walked the fence line along the back. I know it sounds crazy that I haven’t already done it before now. It’s because the red bugs feast on me like a buffet. I didn’t...

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The Ozarks

The raised bed system is killing it! We have had a couple of salads already with arugula. It has been extremely hot still, lower nineties. The rain hasn’t been as consistent as it was...

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Cured Ham

Real ham For about a year or so I’ve been wanting to try and cure a ham, the old school way, after I listened to a podcast with Brandon Sheard of  Farmstead Meatsmith. If...

Lightning strikes!

Powerful lightning storms rolled through on Christmas Eve day. Strike after strike kept rumbling the house all morning long. After eight a.m. or so it seemed to calm down and stopped raining so hard...