4 Reasons Why Playing Music Helps You and the Cow

I know, I know, I’m out to lunch, aren’t I? I started playing music while I milked the cow a couple months ago. I’ll admit, I’m a music junkie, I listen to music all day long. It’s the first thing I do when I get up, is turn on music! So it seemed like a natural progression. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that there were more benefits to this.  1) It’s said that cows will produce more milk when you play music. This Farm says that their cows produce upto a pint and a half of … Continue reading 4 Reasons Why Playing Music Helps You and the Cow

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Farm Fresh Fridays- Bounty within the Homestead

The other day I was walking around outside at my Moms house. The boys were playing, My sister was there with her girls and I couldn’t help but take pictures and soak in the beauty of the day. I’m drawn to food, it’s who I am. Looking at the photos as I uploaded them, I couldn’t help but notice this huge bounty that could be had right at my Moms house. Garlic grown in the garden. Mom was taking off excess paper to put it in the turkey brine. My Stepdad raised turkeys this year for the second time. We … Continue reading Farm Fresh Fridays- Bounty within the Homestead

Farm Fresh Fridays- Red’s first week

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram you’ll know that last week we had a new calf! We’ve been eagerly awaiting Wilderness calving and we were ecstatic to find a calf bouncing around one morning! Hurray for easy calvings! Wilderness was Artifically Inseminated (AI’d) in January and it was an effortless process. Lord knows we needed that after having to eat our last milking cow.  She was bred to a Red Angus as we knew we wouldn’t want a replacement heifer (baby girl calf we would raise for another milking cow) but instead would want a calf we could eat. … Continue reading Farm Fresh Fridays- Red’s first week

Farm Fresh Friday- CSA week 17

I’m wanting to start weekly features here for a couple reasons. One of them being I need a bit of accountability as well as wanting to have a direction the blog is going. I like sharing what’s in my CSA box, as well as I’d like to share more about our livestock! So hopefully every Friday I’ll have a little something here to share! I look forward to ‘seeing’ you around! This week, I failed at CSA pictures. I mean, I took them, but they were bad. And I’m sorry, but you’re still going to see them so you can … Continue reading Farm Fresh Friday- CSA week 17