Monday, January 30, 2012


I promise that I have not forgotten you. I'm in the middle of a million things. But, when I'm done, boy do I have some things to tell you guys! heheheheh. How's that for a tease? hehehehe

So until next time,
SFG, teaser.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Statement of the Day

Rain + 29 degrees = not good. (That would be freezing rain for all of you that didn't get that. hehehe)

SFG, queen of the "I'm not going to fall" ice dance.

Monday, January 16, 2012

A Bit Ticked

Hubby had to finally break down and get a new pair of boots for work.  He can go through a good pair of boots in a year. He works on rail cars, so he's really putting them to the test.  So, us being  Americans, went looking for American made boots. We looked, and we looked, and we looked. We FINALLY found a couple pairs. Did we buy them? No. We wanted to buy American. We REALLY did. But, I couldn't bring myself to pay $256 for a pair of work boots that Hubby would have for only a year.

That's right folks. The cheapest boots that we could find that were made in America were over $250. That's ridiculous! What's the deal?! (or should I say NO deal) The other boots were around $100. We did end up paying a little over that, we didn't mind that. But, I just couldn't see paying double that.  I even thought maybe the American made boots were built better. No, no better. Actually, they weren't made as good.

So what are we suppose to do? Buy an inferior boot for a lot more just because it was made in the U.S?  We would have bought the American boots if they were closer to the price range of the other boots. We would have bought them even if they weren't as good. We are supporters here. But, when they were soooo much more. I don't think so.

So my question is, how are we suppose to support the U.S when we can't afford to?

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl, confused

P.S. The boots we bought were from the Dominican Republic. That's close.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Get Ready For It......

BAM!!!!! Pure cuteness!

SFG, lovin it!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

And His Name Is.........

Drum roll please......
 George. We named him George.
We hugged him and squeezed him and called him George. (Anyone know where that saying came from?)

                                                            George is a playful dog.

                                                               A little goofy at times.

                                                                    But, we love him.

                                                         He likes to play with Skeeter.

                                                             They are becoming close.

                                                            Sometimes a little too close.

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl, and George.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Things I Wasn't Told

There are a few things I wasn't told about having a cat. I believe I wasn't told these things on the grounds that it could have changed my mind on getting one. So for all of those people out there in blog land who are thinking about getting a cat, let me tell you a few secrets that "cat people" are keeping to themselves.

Secret #1:  Not all cats are clean.

My cat is the messiest eater. It will come to me after it has eaten and it will have food ALL over it's mouth. Then of course, it wants to rub on you with it's dirty mouth.

Secret #2

Cats aren't always quiet. My cat is noisy!!!!!! Every morning when we all get up. He has to inform me about everything that went on in the night. He meows for at least 10 mins straight. Non stop! It's like he's carrying on a conversation.

Secret #3

Cats will play with some of the dumbest things! My cat snubs his nose at all of the cat toys that my sister gave him. He would rather play with the rock that was brought into the house on someones shoe. Therefore leaving it in just the right place to step on it bare foot during your nightly visit to the restroom. His other favorite toy is puppy pee pads. My sister gave them to me to put in front of his litter box so he won't leave a mess. Which leads me to secret #4.

Secret #4

Cats poop A LOT! I won't go into detail, but you can just imagine.

Secret # 5

Cats chase their tails. My cat will spend hours stalking his tail. He will spin, flip, and roll so that he can capture that annoying little thing that is constantly following him.

Secret # 6

Cats can get on your bed. And. They. Will.

The last secret (for now)......

Secret #7

Cats will sit on your head when YOU are sleeping.  Enough said.

So until next time....

Small Farm Girl, secret teller.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Whew! What a last few weeks! We have been soooo busy around here at the farm. Many decisions have been made on the direction of which we wanted to take this farm.  Now, we just have to work at getting there.  So many decisions, I don't even know which one to tell you first.

First off, I'm quitting my job in just a few weeks.(yea!) We decided that I could save us more money by staying home. It will be the best thing for us. More home cooked meals, animals getting more attention, and things actually getting done around the house.

Next, we have decided to go deeper into the goat business. Meat and dairy goats are what we are going to have. We want to specialize in Tennessee Myotonics. (Fainting Goats) We just love them! Very hardy little buggers.  We've actually just had our first pair of twins. I have some really cute pictures. I just can't find my camera. hehehe. I post them as soon as I find it. We had a buckling and a doeling. I think that's a good start. Sell one and keep one.  We have a good friend who is helping us get our farm up and going. She makes her living off of her goats so she knows what she is talking about. It's good to have someone like that in your corner.

Another thing that we have decided is to work harder on being more self sufficient. As you all already know, the world is suppose to come to an end this year. (insert giggle here.) But then we got to thinking. Wouldn't the Dec. 21, 2012 date be a good date to work towards being self sufficient? If something drastic DOES happen then,(insert another giggle) then we will be ready for it. If not, we will still have met our goals to become self sufficient. Win, win situation.  We are going to can more things instead of freezing them. Our freezer is full right now. It would be a shame to lose it all if the electric would go out.

 Speaking of electric, we need to be as electric free as possible.  Turning off the t.v. (my addiction). Drying more clothes on the line.  Using oil lamps instead of all the lights. (stocking up on the oil for the lamps. Then learning how to make it myself or the equivalent.)

So as you can see, many things are changing around the farm. Sure, we have kicked the ideas around and around. But, this time these are stead fast goals.

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl, on a mission.

P.S. We still haven't decided on a name for the puppy. Now, we are trying to come up with a name for the farm too! I am the worst namer ever!