Sunday, March 2, 2008

Down On The Farm

(c) Misty DawnS

We're going to be operating a farm again soon. Thank goodness! Farming is hard work, but it is also one of the most rewarding occupations and lifestyles, in my opinion. Of course, as you know, I am an animal lover. So, I can't wait to have livestock around again!

When I married my husband, he and his dad were operating a dairy farm. My husband also bred show cattle and really made a name for himself in that field. After we had been married for two years, we decided to go out of the dairy business and start raising sheep.

While raising sheep, we also had a small beef cattle herd, and sometimes hogs. I have issues with pigs though. My very embarrassing pig story which I posted shortly after starting this blog explains why.

In addition to the livestock, we also did crop farming. We raised all our own hay and straw, in addition to hay and straw to sell. We also raised corn, oats, and wheat. Another large part of our farming life was my in-laws' apple orchard. We also had peaches, cherries, grapes, raspberries, and blackberries. Boy, do I really miss our fruit trees and bushes.

So, now that Hubs has all the equipment he needs to make hay, and Spring is almost here, we will be purchasing some beef cattle and operating a farm again. I can't wait, because things just don't feel right without livestock around me. Of course, then I'll be overloading all of you with animal photos - which brings up my new idea for a weekly meme. I'm considering starting a weekly photo meme which would be all about animals. Each week, you would post one of your photos of an animal. Simple as that. What do you think? Would you want to participate in a meme like that?



Mememememememe!!! I'll play!


Can’t wait to here about your farming progress. And yes, I would love to participate in that animal meme. If the wild ones would plan a conspiracy I will always have some cute tame ones around!


Oh my! Camera and animals - are you kidding me?!?! You're talking my language. I'd love it. Oh and I can't wait to hear more about farming and see your animal pictures!


You have my admiration. One of Poor Hubby's dreams is to mini-farm land when we win the Lottery. I have no such desire. A modest flower & berry garden is my only aspiration.
Well, I don't know how many times people would be willing to see my furry kids before they're sick of 'em, but I'd love to show them off! ('Puter willing.)


Are you kidding? I'd love it! Great idea! Have fun with the farming. You are brave folks.

Travis Cody

Congratulations! It's great that you get to go back to doing something you love.


I don't have a farm but we live near plenty of them. I can understand how lonely you must feel without the animals. Good luck.


What a cute pic!!

Congrats to ya'll getting back your livestock. I know you are excited about it. :)

I only have 2 animals but I don't mind taking pics of them for a meme. :D

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