On a small farm, feeding myself off the land and trying to do what I can the old fashioned way with a modern twist.
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Sunday, December 30, 2012
The front yard after 2 days of snow. We ended up with 14" here, not counting the drifting.
Griz with his favorite cat, Pepper. Griz knockes her down and then lays on her to make sure she doesn't run away from him. Then, he licks her soaking wet before he lets her go. She doesn't like it but she still lays there.
The babies laying by the round bale 2 days before the snow came.
The herd didn't much care about that round bale until the snow came. Now, it's goat central!
A small and quiet Christmas, I hope everyones day was as quiet as mine! New Years is coming, stay safe while you're celebrating. I can't say I'm sorry to see 2012 go....
I grew up just outside of Chicago. I took off for someplace south and landed in southern Illinois in late '94. I've been growing what I feed my family since '95, even coffee and tobacco. I hunt and butcher for myself. I love living a rural self sustained lifestyle.
1- got most of the debris and downed tress cleaned up from the house and barn area.
2- extended the side fence 160'.
3- have half the pieces I need for the chicken coop
4- have dead tree cleared out from behind old barn and 2 of the 5 timbers needed to repair it
I'm still around $3,500 short for replacing the trees and more repairs. If you'd like to help out, you can use the paypal button or mail me direct, kat murphy 17730 state route 34N, Thompsonville, Illinois 62890
special thanks to Deb and Joe and 2 others who wish to remain anonymous, one of which is a great supporter.......
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