Coming Soon: Free Book

Coming Soon: Free Book
Planning to give away a book or two!

Monday, August 20, 2018

Tater hotdish

How many ways can you eat hamburger? We are getting close to butchering again.  But the freezer still has too much hamburger. I browned the hamburger with seasoning. 
Our beans this spring were eaten to the ground. I am so close to creating a 100% farm grown meal. But for today I am using frozen beans.
No fried tater tots to mix in today. I dug 2 mounds of potatoes this weekend so I shredded some to put on top.
I covered it all with watered down cream of soup.  Aaahhhh! This recipe will never be 100% farm grown. I will need to think outside the box.
Steaming hot and delicious! 

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Super woman!

The first trailer of hay I stacked 15 bales. The second trailer I stacked 18 bales of hay.
I finished as the sun was starting to set.
Super woman! Aka farm girl. Dale calls me a city farmer but this city farmer knows one thing: picking bales up from the ground is always more difficult than throwing them down from a wagon.
I stacked 15 bales in the barn.  That means I unload the trailer, tossed them over the 2.5-3 foot wall, crawled over the wall and stacked them.
Mama cat talked to me while I stacked bales.
Whew! That was a workout on a hot and humid evening! 
I went back out and gave mama cat a can of soft food.  That is a special treat we give to the cats when we find their hiding spots.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

For the love of Chickens

With all of the rain this summer the old roof in the old henhouse started collapsing.
There was a major leak by the door too.  Sometimes it just pays to go with something new.
I purchased a new nesting box and put it together today.
It reminds me of the nests in Grandma's chicken barn. The chickens lay the eggs inside and the eggs roll down.  No more chasing chickens off the nest; we rotate the roost up and open the collection area.  
We will eventually put the nest up higher.  Inside the new coop we finished the insulation, we finished adding vapor barrier and put some of the finished walls.  The green mesh is a temporary fix to keep the chickens from pecking up the insulation. 
The chickens were able to run the yard as we worked in their home.
They haven't started laying yet.  I giggle every time I see them walk away. They look like they have fluffy petticoats on!
Here is their home after dark.  I was going to take a picture earlier but everything was in the way.