Our hobby farm included a host of chickens and two goats, Leche and Latte. Both goats gave birth to babies on the farm. I learned to milk the goats and make butter, cheese and ice cream from the goat’s milk. Of course we drank fresh goats milk too!
I awoke this morning at 6:00 am before the heat and humidity set in to complete the glorious task of mucking out the chicken house. It is not the most enjoyable of tasks but nevertheless a productive one. I am reminded of the quote by Winston Churchill, “An optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty. A […]
Upon returning home from our trip we discovered a funny sight. The hens decided that my hanging basket was a comfortable nest to lay their eggs in. To top that one broody mama decided that her next clutch of eggs should be hatched in that same location. What to do? We have a constant problem […]
Upon establishing the Funny Farm on our new homestead I realized that my limited knowledge of gardening and livestock husbandry left much to be desired. The small local newspaper is the go to for connecting with others in our rural community. Yes actual ink and paper! I was reading the paper regularly to learn about the […]