Monthly Archives: February 2009

The layer pullet chicks are still the most interesting thing going around here. Everyone else, be they 2-legged or 4-legged, is just sort of hanging around waiting for spring to show up. It won’t be here tomorrow…ice and snow are … Continue reading

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Small Farm Business: Taxes

Tax time is nothing to sing the blues about! Last night was our tax appointment, and believe it or not it’s a fairly pain-free process for us. We were in and out in an hour! Prior to starting the farm … Continue reading

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As I was saying…

Best. Wheat bread. Evah. One of the cookbooks I got for Christmas was King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking. I don’t do a ton of baking, but I also hate resorting to store-bought cookies and whatnot for snacks for the … Continue reading

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Showoff

The gold star chicks are a month old now, and have acquired some skilz. They can fly up to the top edge of the brooder pen. They can fly from the top edge of the brooder pen to the floor … Continue reading

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Basking

The pigs are enjoying the gradually warming sun (and some fall apples they found when the snow melted.) 3 years ago: Big boy toys 2 years ago: Cat box 1 year ago: ReindeerCalf games

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Matt's calves…

…wanted to say “Happy Birthday!” to him. (Happy birthday, babe!) 2 years ago: Happy Birthday 1 year ago: In honor of Matt’s birthday

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Watering

Despite the springlike conditions above ground this week, under ground things – specifically, the water line to the shed – are still very winterlike and still very frozen. So daily, out come the hoses. And once the watering is done, … Continue reading

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Warm moon

This warm moon, and the warm weather (40′s today!), and tonight’s thunderstorms (thunderstorms!) could almost convince a person that spring is on its way. But I won’t be fooled. I’ve lived in Iowa long enough to know better than to … Continue reading

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Music to my ears

I’ve written before about what music means in my life. So scenes like this thrill me beyond measure. (Get it? Measure? How punny of me Rafe asked Santa for a guitar for Christmas, and Santa delivered. And Rafe has been … Continue reading

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