Introducing Akuna

Introducing Akuna

I'd like to formally introduce you to Akuna, the newest member of our family (farmily?)! Akuna - Australian aboriginal word meaning "the way forward" and "flowing water". Imprinted on chickens, ducks, and lambs with her mama and siblings, this gorgeous Great Pyrenees puppy is being charged with guarding our own chickens, turkeys, and goats. While there will be some training to…
6 Tips for Desert Gardening

6 Tips for Desert Gardening

Growing food in the high desert can be an incredible challenge, but I am living proof that you can be successful at it! If you follow a few simple methods to help combat the hot, dry, and windy conditions that are the norm in the southwest, you can be almost guaranteed a bountiful harvest. I am very excited to share…
Call us crazy…

Call us crazy…

We've gone and done it. After years of dreaming and scheming, planning and searching, we've finally committed to getting some goats! We spent most of the day yesterday visiting a couple of Nigerian Dwarf Goat farms a couple of hours south from us and decided on a sweet Mama (Sunset Plains Carmello) and her nine week old little girl (she's…
Raising Turkeys

Raising Turkeys

I am not sure when or why it all started, but a few years ago, I got this wild idea in my head that I wanted to raise a few turkeys of our very own to add to the Thanksgiving table. How romantic, right? Purchase $7 day old turkeys, bring them home, spend a ton of money on a ton…
The Changing Seasons – April in Review

The Changing Seasons – April in Review

April is a month so full of excitement, plans, ideas, (later than normal) seed starting, and full on Spring Fever. It's also a month full of weed pulling, garden plotting and re-plotting, and frost warnings. I find myself intermittently holding my breathe and practicing deep breathing a lot in April. April epitomizes the changing seasons. Being new to both this…
Life is too short…

Life is too short…

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” ~Mary Oliver" (Because shit happens.) Life is too short for anger, frustration, and impatience or the seething it causes deep within... (Because friends get cancer.) Life is too short to not embrace the glorious, profound, hilarious moments that are placed before us... (Because loved…
Plans & Transplants

Plans & Transplants

I'm beginning to think that I need to keep better records. Not of the seeds I have or where they're planned to be in the garden or how much is harvested. No, I've gotten pretty good at keeping those records. What I'm not good at tracking is how much time it actually takes to complete a given garden project. I…
Farm Photo Friday – Two

Farm Photo Friday – Two

Happy Friday, Happy May, and Welcome to our second edition of Farm Photo Friday! I am so very excited to have seven gorgeous shots to share with you today from seven awesome Farmers! To see a larger view of the gallery photos below, simply click on the photo and it will open in a larger view.   Also, don't forget to follow the…