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Happy Thanksgiving!

Wow, it has been a long time since we have posted a farm blog! The last was before Halloween. This edition of the blog is written by...

Finally Feels Like Fall!

As the days and weeks passed with no frost and with sunny warm days, Kevin and I experienced a growing sense of unease. Other folks said...

Spot - A Memorial For A Much Loved Cat

Written by guest blogger Kori Flowers The front deck is so empty now. Spot has moved on to sunnier locales and warmer haylofts, to...

A Visit to Ole Lake

Mild weather continues - we have had some rain and still no frost. Many people are reveling in the warm weather but it just seems wrong...

Another Fall Project

In the two weeks since our last blog post we have had some truly beautiful weather. We have had no frost yet although we have had a...

September Planting

In the two weeks since the last post here, we have had some rain, thank goodness, and a cool-down. It was 42 degrees when I got up this...

Hot and Dry

Oh, we have had a hot uncomfortable week! 90’s day after day until a reprieve on Saturday when it didn't make it up to 70 degrees -...

The Cat Days of Summer

While not as pretty as a spring or fall sunrise, the view from the milking stand on Sunday morning still made me happy as the sun lit up...

Weather Ups and Downs

We got a little rain on Saturday and the temp didn't quite make it to seventy degrees; it made for a somewhat chilly and damp farmer's...

August begins

The wildfire smoke that covered a large portion of the country at times this week did not miss this little farm! The view from the...

It's Hot Again!

Ole Lake Farm got some much needed rain this week; it came as a thunderstorm and we got close to 1.5 inches. The corn was knocked about...

Our Summer Vacation

Both of us were on vacation from our town jobs last week. Kevin was off to scout camp with the troop. They went to the Black Hills - a...

Mostly A Closer Look At The Pigs

The view from the milking stand was foggy this morning. Kevin is off to camp with the scouts this week and I am "vacationing" at home. ...

Pigs Arrive!

Six lively pigs arrived on Wednesday. They were shy at first but are warming up to Kevin already. They know who brings the food! They...

End of June Updates

This week’s post was going to be about hay and/or pigs but neither one of those things happened this week so… you get a few bits and...

Rain!

Truly, the most exciting thing that has occurred this week is that it has finally rained! It may be too late to salvage the oat crop but...

A Turkey Tale - Chapter 2

I will begin this post with a turkey poult update. Our last post provided the news that they had hatched and had been moved from their...

A Turkey Tale

Peanut's long and patient wait is over. The poults have hatched! Friday, Peanut was heard making mama noises so we knew the time was...

Memorial Day 2021

Memorial Day weekend was pretty much back to "normal" in our part of the world. In town, the American Legion and VFW held the...

The Ups and Downs of May

The title of this post refers to the wacky weather we have had this week. It had been very dry but we got some good rain this week. ...