Saturday, June 26, 2010


My babies have graduated. (Don't go all crazy on me. I don't really think of the chickens as my babies. I'm just saying that because I've heard so many people say that in the last month. It being graduation season and They spent their first night in the "big" chickens house. They did just fine. Of course, they are just about as big as the older chickens. But, it's still a new place for them. When I went to let the chickens out, the "smaller" chickens were up on the roost. Like, "I'm not going down there with all of those "big" chickens. They are mean and scary." lol. Oh well. Nugget and his two friends stayed in the "little" chicken's house. They are still too little for the big leauge.

It has finally cooled off a bit. You can actually breath. It's still hot, but I can handle the heat, it's the humidity that I hate. I'm not a fish. Next week, it is actually suppose to have the highs to be in the 70's. I'm going to have to get out the winter coats. lol.

Hey, I picked my first batch of beans today!!!! Granted, it was just enough for me and Hubby to eat. But, it was some beans, and they were out of our garden. YEA!!! I looked at the blooms on the bean plants and have decided we are going to be "bean-barded" with beans this year. We may not be about to grow potatoes. We may not be about to grow a bunch of corn. We may not even be able to grow melons. But, darn it, we can grow BEANS! hehehehe. Now for a good batch of beans and potatoes. Yummmmmm.(Yes, the potatoes were bought from a store.)

So my question is, what type of beans do you plant and why?

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl, bean eater.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


It is pouring the rain outside and the sun is shining brightly! I wish is would make up it's mind.

Monday, June 21, 2010


I'm about ready to change the name of one of our goats. The little white and black one. I think I might change it from Tipper to Sassy. Why? Because she is SASSY!!!She does NOT want to be caught. Mudd? No problem. Tipper(aka Sassy) will run rings around us when we try to catch her. I mean, this goat can run up the side of the barn. I have seen her do it! lol. We have to corner her and then kind of dive in after her. I'm sure she will get use to us with time. I've got the patience.(for now)

Well, the goats have meet some of the other animals on the farm. So far Tipper has head butted the dog and the cat. (See,she's Sassy!!!)The cat was the funniest thing I've seen in a while. Tipper kept following it around sniffing at it. The cat was doing one of his best "I don't care if you are there" act. When the cat did turn around to finally look back at her, BAM! It made a loud, hollow sound. Let me tell you, that cat can run. lol.

The weather has been HOT around her. If it's not hot, it's raining. It feels like a sauna. (By the way, why would anyone want to BUY a sauna? Why would I buy something that makes me hot and sweaty when I can just walk out to the mail box and get the same effect?) Anyway, I finally got to check out the garden this morning.(5:30 am) When I finally found the plants in with all of the weeds, I noticed that they were really healthy. The rabbits that I see out there every evening, has not eat any of the plants. The bugs haven't even touched the plants either. So I got to thinking,(get ready for it) The weeds are like a camouflage! The rabbits can't see the yummy plants for the weeds! The bugs think that it's just a bunch of weeds too. Why would THEY want to eat weeds. The humans must not have planted any GOOD plants this year. See, I've got them tricked. I think I'm on to something here.hehehehe.

Looks like we are about to get another storm, so until next time....

Small Farm Girl, weed grower.

Monday, June 14, 2010

There Here!

We went down to see Catherine of Kentucky Hollows and brought home these little darlings. The dark one we have named Mudd. The lighter one's name is Tipper. She has a black spot on the tip of her nose. I've thought and though of a name for the brown one. The name "Mudd" just stuck. Hehehehe

Aren't they the cutest things you have ever seen? They are the size of a house cat. They will only get a little bigger. Average size around 19 inches. Can you say,"AAAAAAAWWWWWWW!"? We wanted to start out with the smaller goats just to see how much milk we will use. If we use a lot, we'll get bigger goats. Can't wait until we start milking.(Remind me of this moment if I start complaining about having to milk them all the time. lol)

Right now though, I'm just going to enjoy them.

Oh, and for more good news, Hubby got another job! A job that is close to home. Today is his first day. He called during his lunch break. So far, he likes it very much. I'm so glad. What a good anniversary weekend? Goats and a new job. What more can a girl ask for?

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl, goat owner.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Doelings are coming! The Doelings are coming!

You heard right folks, we are finally going to get out doelings this weekend! I'm so excited!!!!! I hope I can be a good goat farmer. After reading about how a sick goat is a dead goat, I'm kinda nervous. What if I don't take good enough care of them? What if they get into some poisonous weeds? What if coyotes get them? Oh, I'm making myself even more nervous. I had better stop thinking about it.

Hubby went back to work Sunday. Boooooo! Oh well, I had better look on the bright side, at least the bills are starting to get paid. Oh, and I get the bed to myself. YEA!!!! (To all of you girls out there that sleep with your husbands, you know what I'm talking about.Wink)

Our garden is starting to really look good. Four rows of beans, two rows of onions,over 80 tomato plants,(some that I have never even heard of before. I mean, come on, a WHITE tomato?lol)one row of beats, peppers,squash,zucchini, corn, potatoes(that aren't going to make it) and cucumbers. Wow! That's a bunch of veggies. Next year we plan on having our garden in a different place. Hopefully it will be bigger and laid out better. We shall see. (Am I the only one who plans on doing something, and then when the time comes to do it, there is no way that it is going to get done? hehehehe.)

I asked the question last week on weather you staked your tomatoes or not. Well, we have done both. When we don't stake them, they touch the ground and start rotting sooner. When we DO stake our tomatoes, the wind whips them really good and they break off where they have been tied. I'm not sure what we are going to do this year. Not yet anyway. We still have a while. I probably wont have to worry about it. The goats will get out and eat them. LOL!!!!

Another thing that I have been doing, is late spring cleaning of the house. There was more dirt in here than in the garden. But when you live in an old house that once was used for storing hay, what can you expect. At least it is looking like it's cleaner.

I've been practicing on the fiddle a little too. I'm getting better if I do say so myself. It's either that, or the dogs are going def. :) I just wish I had some music to play with. I can play with my Dad and uncles, but that only happens every so often. Not enough for a beginner like me. Believe me. Just ask the dogs.

Well, I had better get back to more cleaning. It just never ends.

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl, house cleaner and soon to be goat farmer.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Question of the Day

Do you stake your tomatoes?

Small Farm Girl, question asker.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Question Answered

What a weekend! Busy,busy,busy!!!!!Hubby got to come home for a whole 3 days. I'm glad he came home, but I just wish we didn't have to stuff everything we did into just 3 days. Imagine everything you do in a week. Now do it in just 3 days. Next weekend, he will only be home for one and a half days. He doesn't get to relax at all. I try to do as much that I can through the week, but there are things that I just cant do. Anyways, I should at least be happy he has a job.

Last week I posted a question about if you would change your lifestyle if you had money. The reason I asked this question was, Hubby had a chance at a job where he would be making quite a bit more than we have ever made. Instantly I was thinking about the things I could buy. Better furniture, curtains for the house, new truck. Would I have a garden or just buy organic foods? Would I still want a milk cow, or would I find someone that would make the butter and cheeses for me? Do you see what I mean? So, I put the brakes on all of those kind of thoughts. I sat back and looked at the reason I was living like I am. I come up with the answer," I like the way I live!" We might get a newer tractor, or have the money to actually have the money to HIRE someone to finish the house. Or, we might build a bigger garage.(Hubby would need it to put his new tractor in. lol) But, I would still try to be self-sufficient. I could afford to buy that milk cow. I could buy fruit trees. I could afford to redo all of our fences. I might buy things, but it would be so I could have a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Oh by the way, Hubby didn't make the cut for the job. Hehehehehehe. I guess I won't have to worry about it now. lol

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl, poor, but happy.