FBF is the beginning of my dream. To have my horses, chickens, dog, and any other rescues at home with me. I hope to be able to organically grow much of my own food and raise bees for honey.
Join me in watching this fixer upper project evolve!
#10 says she may be the smallest, but she sure is adorable!!
Next round of things are blooming! Peonies, roses, blackberry bushes, and so many blueberries coming in!
Welcome to the world #10. I’ve never had a staggered hatch…. I need to move them to a safer/cleaner location ( don’t judge me- mom hid this nest here) but i have to wait until everyone has hatched… wonder when that will be?
Everyone was snoozing in the heat with their fans today….
A couple more chickies hatched this morning! Also Phoenix said she felt left out of the barn manager post, so here is our assistant barn manager asking for breakfast this morning.
Oh boy. Mornings like this make me miss Bobby so much. His favorite thing. Surprise babies🤦♀️. Who needs chicks?
Our barn manager had gone off on an adventure the last week and a half. While I don’t blame him from wanting to get off this dumpster fire farm, I was getting panicked. He decided to show back up yesterday- no worse for the wear- and wanting all the snuggles!! He sets off my allergies but worth it to have Asher snuggles! #farmlife
Eggs available! Due to rising feed costs, eggs are now $5/dozen. Alternatively, I will happily exchange eggs for help weeding or weedeating help😂. Will happily share the garden bounty when it comes in!
Spring is springing at the farm! Although I have neglected many of my normal spring farm clean up, nature provides.
ISO professional ball thrower😂💪🏼💪🏼. #shennandoah #doah #pitties
Thanks to Patti Brownstein, we now offer these reusable egg containers for $5! Can put any saying you would like on them, just send me a message with your order! Curbside pick up in Hillsboro.
I apologize for not making any animal posts lately, we have suffered the unspeakable loss of Bobby, my partner in crime, life, and farming. As I grieve and learn a new normal, I will try to keep up with some cute animal pictures as I can. For now, the chickens haven’t missed a beat and we have eggs available for curbside pick up. Message to order. Thank you for understanding.
Some new little ladies arrived to brighten up a cold dreary day! #springiscoming #futureegglayers
The goats are loving their new jungle gym that Bobby is building them. ( more to be added soon). Toby is feeling so much better and is back to his cuddly self after scaring us all being very sick 2 weeks ago.
The ladies have been working hard. We have eggs! $4/doz farm pick up in Hillsboro.
Today’s project- first attempt at pumpkin bread with chocolate chips- had leftover batter so made a few taste tester muffins 🙂. Made all from scratch ( as always) with pumpkin we grew in our own garden last summer ( and carefully prepped and frozen months ago ) #thankafarmer #farmerseatwell
Was feeling winter blue, so I decided to remind myself of summer. I had some homegrown blackberries I had saved in the freezer… made these delicious bars last night. I cannot wait to get the garden started! Just about to prepare our “seed room” and get going! #springiscoming
Not every day on the farm is fun. Almost no days are easy. Winter has me in an all work no play kind of funk. Tried to do something nice yesterday and went to pick up giant spools for the goats to play on. When we arrived back home, we found poor Toby ( our Boer goat that seems plagued by issues) covered in diarrhea. While cleaning him up and making a plan, Bobby noticed that my “unbreakable” fence had been popped through and Quinn was missing. I had made the mistake of putting Dilly’s leftover breakfast outside the fence and Q just had to have it. Fortunately he is easy to catch ( we have perimeter fencing just for this type of issue). He saw me and said oh hi mom! Just followed me back in 🤦♀️. Thankfully Crystal McClellan had the proper meds for Toby and we have sent off a sample to make sure we are treating correctly, and the fence will be fixed. It’s just always something! Here is also a pic of Dilly who was ignoring his expensive alfalfa to pull snow from the roof🤦♀️🤦♀️. #isitmayyet?
Well this seems like the dream. Help those in need while still able to make a living. As we grow here in the farm, I wonder if a program like this would be beneficial for our area? Would it be sustainable with a small farmette? Things to dream of for future days…
In Montgomery County, Maryland, there’s an ongoing effort provide a stronger link in the supply chain as food banks connect with local farmers in the “Farm to Food Bank” program.
Eric says “hey! Where is my bedtime cookie!” ( don’t worry he got it and a smooch )
Volume on for my narration. #fathorsegetsfatter #skinnyhorselickssnow
I bring you this year’s version of ottb vs draft ( with a bonus donkey viewing)
Eggs! Who needs them before the storm? We are overflowing! $4 a dozen farm pick up at the gate! Free range chickens fed gmo free diet!
Apparently we wore out our handsome houseguest “Charlie”… everyone was snoozing today!
Bobby finished building this amazing and very sturdy goat house for our big boys- we haven’t had a chance to paint it yet, but I’m so happy to know they have a dry place to ride out the weather! Thank you Drew for the shingles! It really makes it extra nice! Also a picture of Falcon, bc her angry face just makes me laugh! Everyone is tucked into deeply bedded stalls awaiting the snowfall tonight!
Some people stock up on TP and hot chocolate before snow- we stock up on hay 😂😂 the small pile is Dilly’s fancy alfalfa mix🙄. (Truth is that we always have plenty of TP and two full freezers🤣). #animalsfirst
2021- what a year! We played in the snow, we gained friends ( Doah, goats, chickens, Eric the donkey!) and lost some friends ( RIP older chickens, and one baby goat💔), and even took a dog bite to the face and healed! We got vaccinated and were able to take a couple of trips away from the homestead. Bees gave us honey, the garden and eggs filled many friends’ kitchens, and raised enough chickens to fill our freezers. Dilly and I made major progress in our relationship and riding and are looking forward to a productive 2022 ( and hopefully less hitting the dirt. ). Bobby did a ton of landscaping this summer and we cannot wait to see it all bloom this spring and summer. Bobby also built the goats an amazing shelter, and we have plans for many more farm improvements this coming year. Whew! That was just the farm! We are grateful for our good health and that of our families, and my company continues to treat us well and I love my career! Happy to be able to share some of our success with all of you who make it possible. Without all of your love and support, the hard days would be harder and the fun days not as rewarding. Thank you all and I hope everyone gets a chance to come say hi this year! Happy New Year from the Full Blaze gang!
Proud to have raised this 6.2 lb beauty ourselves. We give our animals happy lives and a humane ending, in exchange we fill our freezers. Still a couple of these big birds left! Send a message if interested! #freerange #gmofree #happyshortlife
Merry Christmas from the mini equine gang#2!
Merry Christmas from the equine gang #1…. ( excuse the winter fields…)
We have eggs! Free range happy chickens supplemented with gmo free whole grain feed. Pick up at the farm $4/dozen. We also still have some frozen chickens available for sale, pm for details!
If one picture could sum up my mornings, this would be it. Just missing Eric hee-hawing, roosters crowing, and the dogs running around. #farmlife #itsawonderfullife #itsazoo
Eggs, animal interactions, seasonal veggies and herbs, and honey all coming soon!
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