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Flashback Farming

Uncle Lewis shared a story we’d like to share with you. When he was a kid, back in the 1940’s, his father butchered a hog every winter.  They didn’t have electricity back then.  Here is how our conversation went: Lewis:  When we butchered the hog, we hung him in the bedroom. Me:  (thinking you hang it for seven days,…

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Things kids do on a farm

What is so special about our five year old brushing Trixie?  The fact that she decided to do this on her own.  I walked out of the barn and there she was, brushing the horse.  She has really embraced farm life.  She is still a girly, girl (hence the dress) but she will put on muck boots and jump in the…

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Farming in Winter

We’ve almost survived our first winter farming.  Only 16 days until Spring! What we’ve learned: 1) I used to have to guess if our water spigot by the barn was going to be frozen or not.  I’ve learned to notice how the ground feels when I walk on it.  If it is firm, the spigot will be frozen.   If it…

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One sign of a real farmer

Is driving your tractor down the road. Yep.  Hubby drove about 1/2 a mile down the road to borrow a tractor attachment from Uncle Lewis.  I followed in the van so I could take pictures and protect him from traffic.  Thankfully, there was no traffic behind us.  The sad thing is when we tried to attach the tractor piece…

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Tractor-a way to empower yourself

One of our first farm purchases was a tractor.  We opted for a cheaper, older,(hunk of junk) tractor.  It needed tender care the moment it arrived on the farm.  We knew it leaked hydraulic fluid, but we overlooked this fact.  We knew the ignition switch was broken and the battery has to be hooked/unhooked in order to turn it…

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My first time to shoot a gun

    I used to have to say I’ve never shot a gun.  Until now!  My dad and nephew wanted to come sight their 22s on our property.  I have always been curious to shoot.  I’ve watched my husband shoot a shotgun several times, but I didn’t like the way those kick.  I like my shoulders bruise free.  The…

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