Archive for the 'Current Farm Events' Category

The Pidder-Padder of Little Chicken Feet

Monday, August 1st, 2011

We have a whole brood of little banty chochin chickens and they are just the cutest little things. Standing about 8-10 inches high, and coming in pretty colors from black, to buff, to black and white- speckled, they love to be talked to and fed bread. Their preference is that I come sit […]

Lambing Season is Upon Us

Monday, March 28th, 2011

The lambs have been coming in droves…. Not sure exactly what a drove is, but it sounds good anyway. As of yesterday 3/27, we had 59 lambs born. The barn smells very much like sheep, and the lambs are doing well, becoming more like popcorn every day.
This is the first time in awhile […]

Ah the Joys of Rural Ohio Living

Monday, June 28th, 2010

You will never believe the conversation going on at our house this morning. First you have to understand that we live in Rural Ohio, where in spite of the fact that it is 2010, we do not get cell phone coverage. We live within 60 miles of the city of Columbus but in […]

The Superbowl Ad on HomeAway

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Home Away from Home advertised on the Superbowl and all heck is breaking loose. The secret is out, and people have been “flocking” to vacation rentals, ours included. Of course, at our place you can really see sheep, cows and horses. You can check us out at or on VRB).com/233794 or […]

Spring - I hope soon

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

We got hit pretty hard this year with snow. Right now there is still snow on the ground, and Frank started separating sheep yesterday for lambing. He’s got them all in little pens, about 4-6 per pen. Makes for more work, but it keeps the sheep gentler when he needs to get […]

Snow - in Feburary

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

The snow just keeps falling and falling. We have about 8 inches so far that came down all in one day yesterday, and we are expecting up to another 4 inches today - although the flakes are way smaller than yesterday.
I am looking forward to going out and hearing the quiet that follows a […]

Happy Thanksgiving

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

Well, here it is another Thanksgiving - and I was thinking that this really is the time to give thanks for all that we have. Looking back it’s been a great summer. I had a couple of months when I was fearing I might loose my job, because my project ended suddenly, and […]

Fall Colors are Happening Here

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

Ok, so it is the 4th of October, and we’ve had a dry and cool summer. We had our first frost last week on Friday - hard frost. It killed a lot of the soy-beans that hadn’t quite dried out yet. I think they were mature, and hope they’ll be ok, but […]

Website Management

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

I went to this convention on Friday - for non-profit organizations, and how they can use technology to help manage their overall costs. It was put on by Groundwork Group. It was really interesting. I’m not a non-profit, but there was still quite a bit of information that may be applicable to […]

Is it really snowing?

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

We had an absolutely wonderful weekend, for April - Mid 80’s for temperatures, and yet, at our house it snowed. Well, it wasn’t snow exactly, but when you look at it from the road, my side yard is covered in white. Upon closer inspection, you’ll see that what looks like snow is really […]