Today's Quote

“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Busy, Busy, Busy

Sometimes life on the farm is extra busy and sometimes it is just busy. However, life lately has been extra busy. We have been re-fencing the back of the property with our modified version of a hedge fence. It really is more a brush fence, but along similar thought lines as a hedge fence. So far, the part that is up is working and turning the goats. However, they just follow the line right now and go around. For some reason the goats have become terribly infatuated with my neighbors property and make a beeline for it everyday. Not fun chasing goats several times a day. This type of fencing takes a lot of time, but the good news is that we have a lot of resources and I really like the way that it looks. It is very rustic. Much more appealing than field fence.Well, the main reason would be money and the secondary reason is that we have an abundance of resources. We have a large number of trash trees that need to be cut down and removed. Why burn them when they can be used. I hate wasting resources. We also have pigs again and will be getting a few more this week. We have decided to start raising Asian Heritage Hogs since we have such a hard time finding feeder pigs. This year every ad I have called for feeders has already been sold and I have called some far away places looking for pigs. I decided it would just be better to have our own source of pork and lard. These pigs actually do quite well with minimal grain input so they should do well on our pasture. We have plans to rotate them through several areas of the farm. So that is where we are at the moment....furiously working on fencing and getting pigs in. Blessings from the farm, Kat

1 comment:

living from glory to glory said...

Hi Kat, You do sound busy!! I have been pressure canning chicken and tonight green chilis.May your family be blessed, and keep putting up and back:)
Blessings, Roxy