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From Our Little Farm

October 1, 2017 (Last Updated: December 31, 2019)

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Collection of Pictures from Our Little Farm

An old bicycle leaning against a tree.

You never know what you’re going to find waking around our property. This is a collection of photos I have taken over the past few months around our little farm.

Pig rolling in the mud.

Just before our county fair the kids took their pigs out for a walk. It was a particularly hot day.  My daughter’s pig savored a mud bath as soon as she returned to the pin. There’s nothing like a mud bath to cool you off….not that I’ve tried it, but it’s how pigs stay cool!

Pig covered in mud.

You can read more about our pigs in Our Little Piggies

The wait for tomatoes to ripen seems to take forever!

I preserve as many tomatoes as possible. Find out how I can tomatoes

Firewood drying and ready to be brought into the wood shed

Cutting, splitting and curing firewood is a yearlong chore. Rod usually begins cutting wood at the first signs of spring. The wood cures all summer and then it’s stacked in our wood shed. Wood is our primary source of heat for our house.

Chickens roaming the property.

We have had chickens for more than 12 years. Every year we add a few more to our flock. I do love our chickens, but sometimes they can be tough…Read The Good, The Bad and The Ugly  where I discuss the pros and cons of free range chickens.

Ducks and chickens in the chicken coop.

In addition to all our chickens, we also have two ducks. Rod cannot resist a cute feathery baby animal in the spring. A few years ago he went to buy some chicken feed and he came home toting more baby chicks and some ducks! Currently we have 32 chickens, 2 roosters and 2 ducks! I cannot let him go to the feed store during chick days at our local stores!

Bee Hive knocked over and on the grass.

A bear found my bee hives and thought they’d make a nice snack. He ate a lot of honey. Not only did he knock over the boxes, he carried several of the boxes and frames quite a distance away. If you have honey bees you’ll want to read how to spin honey!

Plum tree loaded with red and pink plums.

We celebrated the end of summer and a birthday with an outdoor party.

Fresh flowers on an outdoor table.

Other Posts you may want to read:

Pruning raspberries.How to Prune Raspberries

Three eggs on a plate.Farm Fresh Eggs

Garlic clove with a sprout.How to plant garlic



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  • Reply
    Miriam -
    October 6, 2017 at 8:27 am

    Really enjoyed reading through this post – the pictures are lovely. Who could resist a mud bath and how amazing that you have your own honey that you occasionally share with the local bear ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope the hive has recovered from that experience. Have a nice weekend, Kathy!

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    October 5, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    This is such a fun post! I loved getting to see these pictures! Especially the ones with the pig – I think they are just so cute!

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    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    October 3, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    I love this post, Kathy!! It’s so fun and the photos made me feel like I was actually there and you were giving me a physical tour! The photos of the pig taking a mud bath made me swoon! SO CUTE!!!! Cheers, friend!

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    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    October 2, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    Love your collection of photos Kathy! That pig in the mud…hilarious!

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      October 3, 2017 at 5:37 am

      The pigs are so funny to watch. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Stacey @ The Sugar Coated Cottage
    October 2, 2017 at 9:40 am

    What a great collection of pics!! I love that you had an outside party, the tablescape was so pretty!! What a joy to come home to each day!! Take care.

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      October 3, 2017 at 5:37 am

      Thanks, Stacey!

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    October 2, 2017 at 7:48 am

    What a beautiful tour! I especially love the photos of the animals! A lovely place to live life, my friend!

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      October 3, 2017 at 5:36 am

      Thanks, Annie!

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    Dawn - Girl Heart Food
    October 2, 2017 at 5:26 am

    I loved seeing these pics, Kathy!! Too funny with the pig in the mud bath! I bet that outdoor dinner was perfect! Love the flowers!

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      October 3, 2017 at 5:36 am

      The outdoor dinner was perfect! We were a bit worried about the weather, but it all turned out great!

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    David @ Spiced
    October 2, 2017 at 4:31 am

    I loved this post, Kathy! I feel like I was walking around the farm with you. ๐Ÿ™‚ These are some amazing pictures (love the pig taking a bath!), although I’m sad to see that the bear got into the bee hive. Hopefully the hive wasn’t too damaged? And hopefully you didn’t get stung too much! I’m sure the bees were agitated. Also, I wonder if the bear was named Pooh. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      October 3, 2017 at 5:36 am

      Ha! ๐Ÿ™‚ Well….we do have a piglet! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Nicoletta Sugarlovespices
    October 1, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    I enjoyed so much touring around your property. What beautiful pictures! The pigs, chickens and ducks are lovely, and I can definitely see the amount of work required year round… Thanks so much for sharing!

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      October 3, 2017 at 5:34 am

      Thanks, Nicoletta. We love where we live and yes, it does take a lot of work!

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    Fran @ G'day Souffle'
    October 1, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Lovely photos- especially the pig rolling in the mud. It must be lovely being able to have your own fresh eggs and tomatoes available. I wonder if the bear got stung by the bees!

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      October 1, 2017 at 2:22 pm

      I don’t know about the bear, but I got stung several times while I was putting the hive back upright…and I was wearing a bee suit! Ouch!!!

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