Sunday, May 20, 2012

Spring on the Farm

Our farm in the spring is a gorgeous place to be.  This year I'm not feeling so uncertain about what needs to be done and how to do it.  I've realized that doing this wrong is a way of learning.  I've also learned that even a blind hog finds a nut every once in awhile.  Both of those pieces of wisdom go along way toward making me try new things and enjoy what's going on around me.

So far this spring we've gotten our garden planted.  We have two hay fields ready to be cut.  We've ordered our chickens and turkeys.  They'll be delivered after our vacation.  We had our cow butchered.  He weighed out at 900lbs.  We've got  freezer full of meat and were able to cover our costs by sharing half with friends.

We purchased two new calves.  The cute factor of these guys is through the roof.  It's a good thing they've got a lot of growing to do before they hit the dinner table.

Our next project will be fencing.  We need to get something more permanent in place before we can expand our barnyard.  The electric fence works fine for a cow or two but for sheep or goats we'll need something else.

We also are looking into buying some kind of utility vehicle.  There are some other pieces of equipment that would be helpful to own ourselves.  A hay cutter and baler are top on the list. An animal trailer is not far behind.  Farming is an expensive undertaking. 

The White House Farm continues to be a busy place.  We are so grateful to God for meeting all our needs in such a glorious manner  and giving us so much that we never knew we wanted.

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