Good day to you! Hope this finds you well! This is a good ole Post Road farm update coming atchya!!
I have always been enamored with farm life. My mom grew up a farm gal and there was NOTHING more fun then visiting Grandpa and Grandma’s. The smell of fresh straw, fresh manure, fresh garden produce… and watching my Grandpa work… He is in his 80s and still has a MONSTROUS veggie and flower garden!
(my garden, about 1/50th the size of my Grandpa’s)
Laying in their hayloft I remember thinking that someday I will do this too. Something about the work, the smells, the tastes, the life, the memories is so intriguing to me.
There is something just so good and wholesome about it.
It is really a dream come true that I have been lucky enough to marry someone who tolerates (and willingly takes part!) in my farming dreams. Really he does almost all of the work with the animals while I do most of the garden and together we help with the canning and the butchering.
Butchering???!!! um, yes…. pretty much all of our animals are raised for food.
Right now we have 11 layers, 60 pullets (meat birds), and 3 pigs we are raising with the neighbors. It is a lot of work and sometimes I do think we’re nuts but I am crazy enough to have this old fashioned dream of instilling good ole hard work and simple country values into our kids.
Because we have such a big growing family it just makes sense to fill and freezer and our stomaches once we’re at it. I LOVE that they are learning to NOT take food for granted. That they aren’t so far removed from the miracle. That not eating what they’re fed is simply not an option. Yes, after putting that much love, time, sweat, man hours into it you gosh-darn BETTER eat it and not complain!! LOL
Our lil farm is such a small one. But it gives me SUCH an appreciation for all of those who bust it every day to feed us. And to all of those who’ve done it before…..
have a farming question?? I’m no expert but feel free to ask in the comments if you have one!
p.s. today is the LAST DAY I’m shipping till our little summer break. If you’ve been meaning to grab something today’s the day-Farmhouse Decor Here.
After that you will find me knee deep in pig *** and getting dirty in the garden