A Cow in the Van?!

Why of course, when that’s the only means of transportation you have! One year, the dairy where I buy my bull calves called.  Julie had a bull calf for us and I was so excited because we ‘d been waiting for one and it had been a long time.  I went to get...

“So, why do you homeschool?”

I’m often asked why we decided to homeschool.  My first answer is usually… “Well, with this many kids, there was no way I could get everyone dressed, fed, and out the door with a lunch to catch a bus on time!” I have my degree in Speech...

Bobcat Fast Food

I know I’ve mentioned many times that I don’t come from farming heritage and I especially want  you to remember this fact when I tell you this story. 🙂 We were living in CA, in Monterey County.  We lived on 2 acres of land, 1 of which was useable.  One of...

Homesteading Tweezers – Part 2

I told you that there would be more uses for my tweezers and sure enough, it happened! A couple of weeks ago, my friend was over visiting the farm.  She was up by the goat yard and noticed a small feathery lump on the ground making a lot of noise!  She looked to see...

Could Canning Peaches Get Any More Difficult?!

It’s time for a history lesson regarding my side of the family – from my perspective (that’s the disclaimer in case any of my extended family reads this blog!) My mother, and I love her dearly,  has the same affection for cooking that I do –...