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5 More Things To Consider With High-Tensile Fencing.

If you follow our blog, you may have read our post, 5 Things To Consider With High-Tensile Fencing. While it certainly isn’t a “how to” in fence building (and neither is this), it hopefully provides some insight and tips regarding high-tensile fencing. Well, the fence is finished, and the cows are here. And, while we've got … [Read More]

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A Man Named Grover.

Grover Stearns isn't around anymore. But his home is.  Grover lived by himself in a humble little shack on the other side of an old dirt road that borders our farm’s north side. We don’t know a whole lot about him, but he was a common fixture in the area years ago. He would often be seen walking down the road toward … [Read More]

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17 Days.

Over the course of about 17 days this past July, we built a barn. Holes were dug, posts and trusses were set, a roof and walls went up, and doors were built. Some trim was painted, but there’s still quite a bit left to do. At some point we might finish it. But for now, let’s just call it done. It’s not an old hay barn, … [Read More]

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Till The Cows Come (Back) Home.

The day they came for the cows, my grandpa stayed at school a little longer than usual. I’m not sure what he did. Maybe graded a few extra papers. Or prepped for a lab his students would go through the next day. Or maybe he just sat there. Who knows? He just knew he didn’t want to be home when the cows left.  Farming was all my … [Read More]

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It’s Really Not A Big Deal.

I’m serious folks. This ain’t a big deal. Not like “real” big deals. You know, like… important things. Like graduations, births, and marriages. And definitely not like raising a barn, or purchasing new animals for the homestead. Seriously, what I’m about to tell you isn’t even close to those things. Sort of.  I bet you're … [Read More]

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Lazy Granola

Several months ago we made the decision to start cutting down on the amount of processed foods we were buying and eating. Which left me in a bit of a massive lurch … [Read More...]