Category Archives: Challenges

R * I * P

I had high hopes for today – lots of plans and an expectation that we would get some boxes checked off on the to-do list.  The early morning was pleasant as I walked Venus and Calfie to the back forty … Continue reading

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He Was Too Fast For Me (But Not For Rosy!)

Yesterday morning as I made my way to the barn to release the cows, something caught my attention in the garden. I glanced over and there he was…. … that waskly wabbit! What was he doing in there? Eating my … Continue reading

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Don’t Waste Your Farming

Ahhh, the good life longed for.  The rustic rooster crowing you to wake in the morning as you casually stroll out to the sweet country breeze driving you along to effortless chores performed with skill and ease…all to the tune … Continue reading

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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Out here in big sky country beauty surrounds us.  Both the sunrise and the sunset were awesome today!  I only caught the sunset though. But it’s not all champagne wishes and caviar dreams here at the Trustead.  We’re redeeming the … Continue reading

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One Step Forward, Three Steps Backward

This past week we’ve experienced more of our typical wind tunnel blasts of prolonged 30 mph + winds.  Also a violent rainstorm.  Pretty cool stuff but the tomatoes we planted last weekend, well, a lot of them are toast.  I … Continue reading

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Perfection is not our Goal

As you may have guessed, we are all about au natural and organic. So when we see this… … we are tempted to be discouraged. Same goes for slow growing plants or finding an animal dead or finding yet another … Continue reading

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Ups and Downs

Living the farm life sure has it’s ups and downs. Let me share some. Up – Rosy our Mouser is very effective at killing moles, mice, and rabbits. She’s so good we have to keep our baby chicks safe from … Continue reading

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The Predator

A predator decided to strike just after Farm Baby was born, perfect timing! As the legend goes, late one night Farmer (my dad), about to enter the barn, sees a critter running out of a stall right next to our … Continue reading

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Moo-itations – My Cow Sucks

So, I’m not trying to be edgy or vulgar or anything, but our cow sucks.   I don’t like that word and I only use it myself in the proper sense, so when I say, “Our cow sucks,” I am saying, … Continue reading

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Early Morning – Recapped

Earlier than usual morning for us. Alarms goes off at 4:30am. Farmer and Homemaker, aka Hubby and Wifey, both stumble into action knowing the clock is ticking and Farmer must be in his car by 6:30 to get to an … Continue reading

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