Archive for April, 2012

07
Apr
12

Morel Hunting…

And since we can’t do anything without some sort of animal tagging along.

Isn’t he a good lookin’ dude though.

Dusty followed us through the trees like a dog.  He was fairly well behaved right up until we got about 100 yards from our pickup at the end of our hunt.  Then he literally went berserk charging us and chasing us.  We honestly think he didn’t want us to leave.  He had just been put in that far away pasture by himself a few weeks earlier.  We joke he had gone feral down there all by himself.

An unidentified plant.

It was beautiful once we got under all the trees.

My pictures really don’t do it justice.

There was a thick layer of fallen leaves covering every inch of the ground.

We didn’t find a single mushroom.  Apparently we had given up just short of their breeding ground.  Maybe next year!

04
Apr
12

Early Spring Around the Farm…

Early spring storm…

As is the norm, this storm scooted around south of us.  We need the rain so bad.  Maybe next time.

This little guy thinks he is big stuff curling his lips at the girls.

He didn’t have a single taker though.

 

Polar bear, they don’t all have names….I promise.

See the lamb eating hay off Hank.  He is absolutely the best guard llama.  He is so gentle with the little ones.

Celia being sheared.

 

The girls were really well behaved this year.

Does it get any cuter than this?  She loves her pig.

I apparently got a little too close to pig.  She snatched pig up and bolted.

Hope spring is treating everyone well.

03
Apr
12

Around the Homestead…

The chickens have started laying well again giving us anywhere from a 12-16 eggs a day.

We picked up this fun little egg basket at TSC and really love using it to collect eggs.

Everyone’s favorite place to be when the weather is nice.

Notice the upside down rocking chairs…gotta love that prairie wind that sends everything that isn’t earth anchored down soaring.

Buddies

This is 1112…one of eleven bottle lambs we got from Dad last year.  Since this picture she has given birth to two little ram lambs who are just as cute as their mama.  She is so sweet and loves attention and hugs.  Not your typical Romanov is you are familiar with the Romanov breed.

Enjoy your day!

02
Apr
12

Strawberry Shake…sugarless

Here is a recipe for a strawberry shake with no processed sugar and no artificial sweetners.  It was so good!  Even Randy requests these as an after dinner sweet snack.

Strawberry Shake…sugarless

This was actually really, really good and such a fun treat after three weeks without sugar.  No condiments, no crackers (except homemade which I will post the recipe for later), or anything else with sugar in it.

All I did was put:

1 cup of raw milk (preferably grass-fed)

4-5 frozen strawberries with their green tops

1-2 t raw honey

In a blender and let ‘r rip.

It was the consistency of a strawberry shake without all the added junk.  It was delicious.

01
Apr
12

Texel, Dorper, and Romanov Sheep For Sale…

We have just placed an ad in the High Plains Journal to run thru the last part of May into June.  We are selling some of our 3-4 year old Texel ewes for $225, a 2 year old Romanov ram for $300, and our 2 year old Dorper ewes for $225.  Our flock has just gotten too big with both of us working.

Romanov/Texel ewe lamb.

**Not all of the ewe lambs are black.  We only have two black ewe lambs for sale and one black ram lamb.

The ewes are all nice and healthy with good udders.  They have done well for us, and we hate the thought of shipping them off to the sale barn and would love to see them sell off our farm and go on to another farm.

Texel ewe with Texel Romanov ram lamb.

We have about 7 Dorpers to sell and possibly as many as 20 Texel ewes to sell.  We could fix you up with a nice starter flock if you want to include our Romanov ram.  We will also have Texel/Romanov ewe lambs and Texel ram lambs for sale for $175 up until we take them to the sale sometime in July and August.

Dorper ewes very pregnant and taking it easy.

Leave a comment or email me if you are interested.  Thank you so much and have a wonderful day!




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I am the wife to my wonderful husband and joint care giver to the many animals we have acquired on our small farm here on the prairie. This is a bit about our life on our farm. We are striving for simplicity and self-sufficiency, determined to become debt-free, trying to live in tune with the natural cycles of this earth, and challenging ourselves to transition to a diet based on traditional foods. It isn't always easy, and we don't always succeed, but it is a fun learning process. Join us as we stumble through learning how to provide for ourselves, get off the treadmill, and work toward a simpler way of life.

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