Month: August 2014

The Mountains are Calling and I Must Go

This past week my parents came from Texas to spend some time on the farm and although the trip was short, my heart is filled with family love once again. Living so far away isn’t easy, but it makes the time we have together…

Bear Butts – Game Cam Update August 2014

After checking one of our game cams after only a few days yesterday, it’s become apparent that we aren’t the only busy beings on the farm. We set up the camera in a new location, on a huge game trail that I use to…

Goodbye Gerty

Yesterday was a rough day on the farm full of mixed emotions. I got my first egg and I lost my first hen. Gerty had started nesting a few days ago and I started to anticipate the arrival of the first egg on Canadian…

The Wild Ones – Update August 6, 2014

This weekend brought the mess and chaos that canning brings to my house annually. It was hot, it was sticky and most importantly, it was magic. More on that whole scene later,  the real reason to bring it up is because while I was…

Chicken Guard Dogs in the Making

August is officially here and we are closing in on the one year mark of my arrival in Canada. My goodness, for a season that doesn’t last very long, summer sure has kept me on my toes. The chickens have been continually running my life…