For the Birds – Keep them Warm this Winter

For the Birds – Keep them Warm this Winter

    Some things may be ‘for the birds’, but winter definitely isn’t one of them. Do you know how to help keep them warm this winter?   You can easily keep your feathered friends warm with these few tips!         Fat…

Raising Chickens – Part One

Raising Chickens – Part One

  Spring is just around the corner, and this Farm Wife’s fancy has turned to raising chickens. Every year around this time we start working toward rebuilding our flock, and are usually trying to order way more than we can handle. It’s like being in…

A Hostile Transfer

A Hostile Transfer

Please join me in welcoming my guest writer. Bob was the Flock Manager for the Silver-Orp Division of Casa Smith-Coushatta, until a recent hostile transfer to Assistant Flock Manager at Paradise Plantation. He is the grandson of Rosco, a previous CCO trainee at Paradise Plantation,…

Fresh Milk, Anyone?

Fresh Milk, Anyone?

      One of the blessings of having a Jersey in your herd is all of that wonderful fresh milk. One of the curses of having a Jersey is…ALL. THAT. MILK.   Just so you know: This post contains affiliate links; if you click…

Life Lessons from the Chickens

Life Lessons from the Chickens

It’s a given routine – every morning, I head outside first thing to let the chickens out of the coop. They get fed; the water gets changed and I check for any eggs that may have been laid overnight. Once all that is done, I…

What Happens at George’s

What Happens at George’s

  “What happens at George’s, STAYS at George’s!” – The Paradise Plantation Bovine Initiative   A Bovine Vacation A little over a month ago, my cows were moved across the road to our neighbor’s. We affectionately dubbed it the Bovine B&B. With the heat of…

My Chicks need Dramamine

My Chicks need Dramamine

  Small farmers usually don’t have one area of expertise. They have their hands in many dirt piles. From compost bins and gardening to livestock and manure control, and full circle back to the compost pile.   It All Started Innocently Enough My friends Johnny…

When it rains…it pours!

When it rains…it pours!

  One of the most fun and blessed events around here is when a new calf joins the farm. A major portion of our farm income is from our cows. We have been in a drought over the summer. Our pasture is crispy and more…

The Song of my People

The Song of my People

    I am not so sure if this go ‘round I purchased chickens, or provided training facilities to some sort of Gallus gallus domesticus Choir.   Music at Sunrise Each morning, you can find me at daybreak tending to my flock. I give them…

Group ‘Hug’!

Group ‘Hug’!

  Any aspect of farming you undertake always begins with some form of education. Often, it is through books or websites. Sometimes you have a mentor, family member or neighbor who are on hand to help out. I love having all of these in my…

A B&B Vacation

A B&B Vacation

  The summer months bring not only extreme heat and humidity here in the South, but it also brings drought. We do our best by watering the pastures, but due to the size it gets difficult to get it all done. At one point, we…

Tongue Tied

Tongue Tied

  Some people feel like they were born underneath an ‘unlucky’ star.  I believe the one I was born under has a name…and it is ‘Calamity’. I heard of being ‘tongue-tied’ before, but never expected to see it – literally. It all started with an…