Schedules are Useful

I need a schedule. Set days when I promise to write come hell or high water. I’ve been meaning to figure something out, but most nights I am just too tired. Even as I type this I find myself nodding off. Yes, I know it’s only 8:15. Vegetable farming is a lot more tiring than animal husbandry. How about Monday, Wednesday and Saturday or Sunday? That seems manageable. Continue reading

Peace Offering

Tomorrow I start with Delaware Nature Society so I will once again have farm-related things to share! While these new stories won’t involve adorable piglets, veggies are exciting in their own right. And who couldn’t use a few more veggies in their life? Continue reading

Farming Without

Farming without a 4-wheeler is hard work. With 350 acres to cover, vehicles are essential. When possible, I prefer walking, but it simply isn’t practical when you have to haul four 20+ lb. buckets of feed to the pig runs or check on the steers on the other side of the farm. Sure, we could do all of these tasks on foot, but we’d get a lot less done each day. The vehicles are a must. Continue reading

Tomorrow

Fifty of the cows are moving to a new home in a few weeks. They will still be Wyebrook’s cows, but a nearby farm will be caring for them. When the cows calve this spring, Wyebrook gets the steers while the host farm keeps the heifers. This will allow them to grow their own herd, while saving grass for Wyebrook. It’s a win win. Continue reading