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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Monday, February 4, 2013
Eh, I've been bemused with melancholy thoughts of late, spurred by the dull and dreary overcast days of late winter. Weather by Cybil here, warm and rain, cold and snow then warm and plenty of mud and more drizzling rain. I do have a few seedlings growing. The overcast days are not helping the germination times. Not even close to the number of plants required to fill up my gardens but a good start for some early production.
No baby goats yet. I keep watching to make sure I'm not caught by surprise this year. I am hoping the 3 does I have left all kid trouble free. I'd like to have a goat free house this year, LOL. Goober cow looks huge and only time will tell if we have a healthy calf in there. I am excited thinking about the dexter jersey cross. Hopefully it won't look like the pot bellied pig (weeman) with horns!
So, not much happening around the farm beyond stomping thru the mud and feeding critters. LOL, good thing because we can't afford much else! Come on spring and better days!
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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