People often ask me what it costs to maintain & feed 29 chickens, 7 ducks, 5 goats, 1 pet pig and 1 donkey. Let me show you. I am the saver between myself & my husband. He lovingly calls me 'the dragon' as I tend to be very frugal with most things. So I like … Continue reading What does it cost to feed the farm?
Less than 48 hours ago one of our does, Cherokee, gave birth to her first kid! She was 8 days past her due date, but this little one was well worth the wait! This was the first kidding we have had here on our farm and this was highly anticipated, and I'm sure one we … Continue reading Welcome to the world, Charli
Do you feel a connection to your food? For some years now, even before we began this homestead life, I have tried to become much more conscious about what it took for that food to reach my plate. Be it an animal product or produce- there was a person, often many, behind the success of … Continue reading Cheap food…food for thought
I don't think I ever got around to introducing a couple of our new farm family members. First, Dolly the Donkey! Dolly is a 3 year old Jerusalem Mini Donkey. She's VERY shy and skittish. She hasn't warmed up to us yet, but more importantly, she and the goats have warmed up to each other. … Continue reading Welcome home, Dolly & Rio!
Happiness is finding one last pound of your homegrown bacon at the bottom of the freezer! I thought all of the bacon had been eaten months ago...but I found the very last pound of smokey, salty goodness hiding under a meat chicken. As I was cooking the bacon to add to dinner tonight, I realized … Continue reading Home Cured Bacon
I'm looking forward to a fresh new year, how about you? I hope 2017 will be a great year, and I'm excited for some fun things ahead. The first being Flicker Farm has a business license as of January 1st! I don't anticipate this to be a huge business by any means, but I want … Continue reading Coming in 2017: ‘The Bathing Buck’
I haven't been very good about updating the blog. Between our Facebook page, Instagram account and this blog...I wonder if it's overkill. I wonder if people care to hear & see it all. So the blog gets neglected. But we do have some new faces around the farm these days. Allow me to introduce you. … Continue reading New faces on the farm