Wednesday, September 30, 2015
So, who would have guessed that my midlife crisis would consist of me bailing out of the city and away from the technology industry to a homestead?
Yes, Mom and Dad always had a garden. Dad was a beekeeper. Mom canned a lot of our food and sewed a lot of our clothes. Extreme southeast Oklahoma didn't have a booming economy. My folks made do. It was a simple life for me. I had everything I needed and a lot of the things I just wanted. Life was good.
I grew up. I had to get away from that backwoods place. I was going to be so much more and so much better than (you fill in the blank). So, I went to college. Then I joined the military. Got married. Had a couple of kids. Went back to college. Ended up with a job in Information Technology at a University. Life was good.
Life wasn't good. Got divorced. Dad died. Mom got cancer - twice. Lost the job. Yet, life was good. Got remarried. Found a place "in the country" to live. Started a garden the first year. Got chickens too. Then, my midlife crisis/change began in full. I started reading about the simple life. Milking my own cow. Keeping bees. Building a root cellar. Life was good.
Today, I am middle-aged and growing up "in the country" on our homestead. I have come to realize that stuff is just stuff. Life is where it's at!
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Leaf image on Instagram.
Fruit and flower images on Facebook.
Yes, I know what this plant is... do you? (Answer will be on Twitter sometime this afternoon.)
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
I've decided to do a weekly plant identification activity. Please join me for ...
WEDNESDAY'S "WHAT WEED is this?"
Each week I'll post pictures of a plant I want to learn to identify. If the information is available, I'll post it's leaves, stem, flower, fruit and seed as clues. However, they'll be posted on various media - Facebook, Instagram, and Blogger, Pinterest, and Twitter.
Make sure you are following all my feeds to play along. We'll get started Wednesday!
The farm could use a maternity pen for our cattle. This is a portable pen with a chute and headgate. It is used for checking a momma cow's health. It would also be used for any of our cattle in the event one needed vet assistance.
This is an investment that we don't have lying around. Therefore we are trying to be judicious about moving forward. Just remember, I am not a welder or capable of extended physical exertion. My other half runs his own small business and is not able to devote the time needed to finish such a project in a timely fashion.
I found one online and their cost is just shy of $3000. It takes 8 weeks from the time it's ordered until its delivered and set up.
Should I pursue that?
Or, what if I contacted a LOCAL welder and showed him the plan? Would he be able to complete the project in the same (or less) time frame? And for the same cost?
Is there another option?
Oh, FYI, we happily accept donations to the cause.
Monday, June 15, 2015
Sunday, May 3, 2015
They'll be here soon! I'll keep you posted.
Monday, January 5, 2015
Friday, January 2, 2015
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