Monday, November 22, 2010


PREGNANT TURKEY Last year at Thanksgiving, my mom went to my sister's house for the traditional holiday feast. Knowing how gullible my sister is, my mom decided to play a trick. She told my sister that she needed something from the store and asked if my sister wouldn't mi...nd going out to get it. When my si...ster left the house, my mom took the turkey out of the oven, removed the mixed stuffing, and inserted a Cornish hen into the turkey cavity...then re-stuffed the turkey. She then placed the bird(s) back into the oven. When it was time for dinner, my sister pulled the turkey out of the oven and proceeded to remove the stuffing. When her serving spoon hit something, she reached in and pulled out the little bird. With a look of total shock on her face, my mother exclaimed, "Barbara, you've cooked a pregnant bird!" At the reality of this horrifying news, my sister started to cry hysterically. It took the entire family almost two hours to convince her that turkeys lay eggs.See More More

Sunday, November 14, 2010


I'm going to approach a subject that I know can get heated. I do feel it needs to be approached though. Grass fed versus grain fed is all the rage. Well I feel you need to do what suites your needs best. I have not researched it so I really cannot say. I'm writing this from a farmers view point. I'm sick of being attacked for doing things the way we do. A side note my father is 76 ate grain fed meat his whole life and drank milk from holestein cows he is healthy. But as for farmers fighting against each other as to what is best is stupid. We as farmers should be supporting one another. I was watching a farm program with my Dad the other day the host read a piece a grass fed farmer had wrote and it was just slamming farmers who feed grain. As he said the in biting among farmers needs to stop. I totally agree! For us to make a profit and keep going we can not take our land make it all in to pasture. We need to raise rotationally crops on this land that make us a profit and the cattle are locked up. Our cattle pasture some land we cannot plant but not all of them. Even though they are locked up they are very well taken care of. They have a clean place to sleep, plenty to eat and drink. Their health is always our top priority. The reason this really burns my butt is because my husband works daylight to dusk taking care of our farm and animals with not much pay at all. Still has to work a real job to make it. We need to be supportive of one another get along and help each other out regardless if we grass feed or grain feed. I know there is people who will not agree with me that is fine but if you leave a comment be respectful of others because they will be reading it. Thanks have a good day.Rebekah

Thursday, November 11, 2010


Well it has been a long day. I had my little ones to watch today and the 9 month old has now decided to start pulling up to things but don't know how to get down. This makes things real interesting. My husband and son got some of the cows wormed today. I did school with the daughter this morning then set out on my project of making candles. The last craft show I did a lady approached me asking if I would be interested in showcasing my candles and other things I make at the salon she manages. So tomorrow I go in and meet with her to take my stuff. Hoping this turns out to be a good thing. The excitement on the farm today was my son left my gate open and our jersey decided to go on a adventure. My husband found her out back wandering around. Hope everyone has a great night. This farmers wife is headed to bed. Goodnight all Rebekah

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Well here are the new beef cow babies I talked about. We also have other new baby calves which I will post later. For now here are these two and we just love them. They are so cute and sweet. Lincoln loves it when you rub his neck for him. Lexi on the other hand is a bit wild,.
Here is Lexi

Lincoln doing what he does best eating. By the way this is his grandmother not his mother.

Lexi and her mom

Lincoln trying to take a nap till some lady stuck a camera in my face.

Lincoln again

Have a great night everyone. Hope you enjoy the pictures. Rebekah

Friday, November 5, 2010


We have 100% soy candles available for Christmas and the best part is they are only $5.00. They burn almost gone with virtually no waste and no black soot. We would be glad to ship them. Scents are as follows, waterfall, lemon chiffon, watermelon, lilac, love spell, apple pie, passionate kisses, cinnamon stick, cucumber melon, pine, baby powder, cranberry, peppermint and ecyulptus, lavender, lavender vanilla, very vanilla, Christmas hearth, blueberry pie, pumpkin souffle, strawberry shortcake, pineapple colada, fresh brewed coffee, orange clove, sunwashed linen, fudge brownie and gingerbread.
Things are starting to slow down here on the farm. The hubby and son baled the oats an we got 91 round bales. That is going to make some good feed for winter. I'm down to two markets a week. Been making soap and candles. Sure hoping to get alot stockpiled through the winter so I don't have to do markets an try to get things made. We had two new baby beef calves last week. They came kinda late so mama and babies are on my side with my animals. It was a mother and daughter that had them and they had them on the same day. The older mother is feeding hers and the daughters. They are so cute black and white. The kids are fighting over who gets the boy for fair. We named them Lexi and Lincoln. We have been getting some snow here in Michigan today. I'm ready for snow helps me get in the mood for Christmas but first Thanksgiving to celebrate all we have to be thankful for. Well that is all for know. Hope everyone has a great day. Rebekah

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