How to Plant Potatoes without Digging
Love eating garden fresh potatoes, but hate the digging in the dirt process? Yeah, me, too!
Wish it was easier? Me, too 😉
I’ve got the solution for you!
Well, it was a busy weekend here at the Donley farm!
On Friday I took advantage of the beautiful, if not WINDY, weather (It gusted up to 57 mph!!!) and planted my strawberries. It felt so GOOD to get some dirt under my fingernails! (And all my fellow gardeners said, “Amen!”). I plan on posting about that soon (I used a different method of planting them than I have in the past) if all goes well. #gardeningisagamble Continue reading “Down on the Farm- Working Cows Edition”
I thought I’d do a little update about what’s been going on down here on the farm! It’s been busy, busy and spring is maybe finally in the air??
Our Charolais heifer herd starting calving a couple weeks ago! Woo-hoo! We were nervous about this, but so far, so good. All calves look good and healthy and the mamas seem to be taking to their job. Watching new calves is one of the best things ever 🙂
Don’t you just LOVE the smell of homemade bread baking?? And what better way to define your homesteading abilities than a proficiency at making homemade bread, right?? Well, I’m here to share the best bread recipe ever with you!
Bread can be very intimidating to most people, but it really doesn’t have to be and its much more forgiving than you think. Humans have been baking bread since the beginning of time, so, let me tell you, YOU CAN, too! Continue reading “The Best Bread Recipe Ever!”
We are smack in the middle of wheat harvest right now! (Update: We finished last night before our area got a big storm!) Hip-hip-hooray! Seriously, I think wheat harvest is the absolute best time of the year and I feel so sorry for everyone that doesn’t get to experience it!
This year makes my 37th wheat harvest 🙂 We have two main harvests around these parts- wheat harvest and fall harvest. Fall harvest starts in October and can run to almost Christmas and is long and drawn out. Wheat harvest, on the other hand, starts mid-June and everyone is usually done by the first of July (although I do remember several 4th of Julys as a kid where we had to miss the town fireworks because we were cutting.) Continue reading “Wheat Harvest – The Best Time of the Year!”
What does a weekend look like living on a farm? Well, it doesn’t look like what a lot of you probably experience 😉 I decided to do a little weekend recap so you can get a glimpse of life on the farm!
I started off my Saturday with a short, easy run to test out my newly adjusted knee. I started having problems with it after a 3 mile run on Wednesday, so this run was a slow (12min/mile) 1.5 mile run to make sure all was well. It was super humid at 7 am, which is extra hard on my asthmatic lungs, but I was happy with my knee when it was all said and done 🙂 During that run, I passed my father-in-law in the tractor on his way to get hay and saw my husband leave on his way to go feed our Charolais herd. Continue reading “Life on the Farm- Weekend Recap”
Ok, so I love to read other blogs where the blogger actually tells you something about themselves that is random or funny or just ordinary! So, today, that’s what I’m doing!
1 This is my daily summer uniform…. I care very little about fashion and when I spend most of my summer day outside doing farm/yard/gardening stuff, then this is what I wear! When it’s muddy, I trade the Redwings for my awesome Muck boots 🙂 Continue reading “10 Random Things About Me”
Do you want your family to eat most of their meals at home? How do you do that when you hate to cook? Well, I hear ya. We eat at home almost all the time. Literally. Like we go out once every few months. Crazy, I know. But I’m going to let you in on a couple of secrets for how I manage to feed my family at home all the time and do most of it from scratch.
My first secret is a practical one I learned from my mom: Continue reading “How to Eat at Home When You Hate to Cook”