The ups and downs of our little farm

In a perfect world, all would go as planned and nothing sad would ever happen.  Even thought I know this, I am surprised at how saddened I can be when an animal dies or is not born perfect.  Here are a few of our recent ups and downs:

  • 10 puppies born- 1 died
  • kept 4 female chicks to raise to lay eggs- 1 disappeared and 1 died
  • got another rooster to help make more babies- 2 other roosters fought (both fine so far)
  • checked bees, added another box, thought I had some of this figured out- was asked if I was ready for cotton honey, cotton what?  I don’t know!!
  • sold 10 guinea keets to pay for more bee boxes- the next batch of chicken/guinea/turkey eggs hatching is not turning out to be as easy
  • we have added 2 new female dogs to our family- no bad thing yet….
  • the pig is getting big, she should be ready to slaughter at the end of the summer- she keeps getting out of her pen
  • I finally got 9 plants in the garden- I haven’t been back out and there’s some weed action going on out there

I am learning a lot and I’m glad that we’re doing this.  It is a lot of hard work and a challenge to find that perfect balance between housework, farm work, homeschooling and all that life entails with a big family.  I can say that all of us are learning so much “real life”.  I am grateful for the summer break from all of our busyness.  I am able to take a few minutes and enjoy some of the everyday things!

Thanks for follow our journey on my blog!  I would love to know what you think.  Please leave me comments!

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One Response to The ups and downs of our little farm

  1. Adrienne says:

    The ups are so fun, but the downs of farm life can be hard! The lessons about life and death are so clear. I think it’s a good experience for all – but that doesn’t make it less hard. 😦

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