Thursday, January 26, 2012

On the Farm: Can you say Wabbit Satay?

On the farm: 5 more fat baby rabbits, and a craigslist trade: one of our 13 week old does for this handsome, albino male -for introducing new genes into our rabbit family. He has been named "Big Al" (albino). Supposedly, he will throw some awesome colors -just like his dad. Lance will be building him a proper hutch this weekend.

Dispatching (and cooking!) our first round of rabbit this weekend! Can you say Wabbit Satay?

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Honey Harvest...

We seem to have lost our bees and now have empty, yet full, bee boxes. We are going the easiest and cheapest route for the honey harvest: heating it all together and straining. I'm pretty excited about it.

Friday, January 20, 2012

"Fresh" Dilemmas...

I have a love/hate relationship with our Food Saver. I love it for the "fresh" garden vegetables it provides in the middle of winter, but dislike (hate really is such a strong word) it for consuming plastic.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012

Creates a Ripple...

One of the best things about moving our family to the farm is the ripple it creates in our family circle -sharing love and awareness, the why and how of where our food comes from. It makes my heart so happy. These kiddos are what its all about!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sugar Mountain Ranch Sign

We were spoiled at Christmas this past a BIG way! My father in law made us a sign for the farm! How very cool is that?! We are excited to see it installed beside the drive, nestled into the native flower bed, greeting us as we make our way home.

Yes, we were spoiled indeed.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A New Year...2012

A New Year, full of hope and dreams. Embracing the joy of fresh beginnings, and holding on tight.

To bring the New Year in properly you must rid yourself of the past years "baggage". And that is just what we did New Years Eve, we torched the burn pile! Topped with our recently discarded Christmas tree, we burnt the ever accumulating 2011 pile, the one that took up residence in our soon-to-be home for pigs...yes, Pigs! Now with the pen clear, we are one step closer to our goal: "Pigs: Spring 2012".

Another milestone was reached this past weekend. A milestone that helped kick the New Year off to a great start: major demolition/remodel work on my parents home has begun! Really and truly. I can see progress, and it comes at a time when I am yearning for such. It's amazing how a touch of progress can make one feel so very determined, and grateful too.

2012, We welcome you with Full Hearts and Determined Minds.