Spring on the Farm

Spring on the Farm

Spring on the farm is not usually my favorite time of year. I have insane elm tree pollen allergies, and since my house is surrounded by elm trees … well, you can imagine my springtime trauma. But this year, even though I’m already sneezing and wheezing, I am excited about spring. Can you blame me??   For the first time in several years, my old-fashioned lilac bushes didn’t get caught in a late killing freeze, Continue Reading

People Who Love Spring …

This post was most recently updated on July 11th, 2015Clearly, those people do not live in the country. Oh sure, it’s ‘nature’s rebirth’, a renewal of life … blah, blah, blah. To those of us in red dirt country, spring means one thing – mud.  At least it normally does. For the past several years, this part of the country has been in a terrible drought.  The last time it rained with any accumulation and Continue Reading

Looking Forward

This post was most recently updated on May 18th, 2015The flu struck our house again a couple of weeks ago and we are still trying to recover. I’m not positive where we picked up the nasty bug since we, literally, never leave the farm. But it doesn’t really matter – it’s put us very far behind on our farm tasks and spring projects. So far behind, in fact, that any hope of a family vacation Continue Reading