So the Countdown begins.

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Its just a starter list. There is a book worth of details and reasons with every item. Some of these things will have a list of their own But the one thing they almost all have in common is they cost all the money. This list represents around $25,000 that we have to spend to […]

Why does farming have to be so mean?

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One of the things Jessica and I have always tried to do as parents is be straight forward with the girls.  Often, their natural curiosity provokes them to ask serious questions. We’ve always tried to just answer them as straight as possible. Just like we were answering a curious adult. This is particularly hard when […]

Where’d Y’all Go?

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Have you ever sat and just thought ‘’ How freaking crazy has this year been?’’ I mean really, is there any way our future generations ( if the planet doesn’t get hit by a doomsday astroid soon) will believe any of our own “ Back in my day’’ stories.  I don’t know if i’ll be […]

The difference between Death and Harvest.

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To me, the difference is drastic. With a harvest, it is intended, expected, planned and prepared for. You seen it coming. You knew it was going to happen and you made sure it the event was carried out with precision. You made all the necessary plans to keep the animal relaxed and calm, and the […]

A new appreciation for fresh milk.

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As you may know a few weeks ago we purchased our very own milk cows and equipment to begin producing fresh, raw, cows milk. This past weekend our youngest jersey cow ‘’flossie’’ gave birth to a healthy bull calf and milk production began, ready or not, here we go. It took very little time for […]

Winter is coming.

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To most farmers, the phrase ‘’winter is coming” brings a whole list of things to be done in order to keep animals safe, dry, warm, fed and watered during the cold months. Here in north Alabama our winters are not as extreme cold like many farmers must endure. Sure we have to keep water from […]