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Cheese making class

I don’t know about you, but I’m a cheese fiend. I absolutely love cheese. If I had to buy it, it could get very expensive. Thankfully, some years back, we learned to make our own. 154 more words


The rescue lamb

We’ve known for a few years that this dog, whose name is Commando, loves sheep. Today, he came home with a surprise. It has been raining heavily in our area for about two days, and Commando disappeared yesterday. 376 more words


A Sunday Afternoon Surprise, Our First Lamb

Not much was getting done around the farm while the temperatures dipped below 20 degrees. On Sunday the thermometer finally pushed upwards and when it hit about 45 I decided it was time to get to work on the garden. 381 more words

Farm Life

Preparing to keep bees

Have you been considering getting into keeping bees and are in North-eastern Oklahoma? Did you know that winter is actually a great time to start getting ready to keep bees? 77 more words


2016 Wrap Up

Well, somehow another year has passed and it’s time to look back on what we accomplished. This year had some pretty great highs and a few lows towards the end, but I feel good about what we have managed to get done. 320 more words


red maple

Every so often I write for The New York Forest Owner, the magazine of the New York Forest Owners Association (NYFOA).  The text below is verbatim from my most recent contribution, though I’ve added a few images and some brief commentary at the end that were not part of the original piece. 1,901 more words


Money on the hoof and in the ground

I’m a strong advocate of David Ramsey’s money system. Especially keeping a emergency fund of at least $1,000. But, what if you exhaust your emergency fund and still have things needing to be paid? 179 more words