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!
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’
Our tomatoes are way behind this year. No thanks to my garden "helper" who killed my first round of tomato seeds that I started way back in February/March. But with any luck & our area having 90F+ degree temperatures until Halloween every year, we may still get a decent crop. After doing some research I … Continue reading Deep watering the garden
We've been busy around the farm lately, but I haven't been so good about keeping up on sharing it all! So here's a recap: 1. The Garden • We've begun harvesting from the garden: radishes, kale, spinach, blueberries, a few strawberries (the gophers always get them first!), mint, basil, thyme & sage with a lot more … Continue reading Farm Happenings