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Trails

In his book The Shepherd of the Hills, Harold Bell Wright referred to “the trail that is no one knows how old”. Growing up in the Ozarks myself, this passage spoke volumes to me because I had spent my life following trails. I whiled away many hours in the woods as a child and young adult ...

80 Fun Facts About Farm Animals

Photo courtesy of Getty Images/FooTToo Twenty things you ought to know about cowsCows love each other . . . at least some do.Cows babysit for each other.Cows nurse grudges.Cows invent games.Cows take umbrage.Cows can communicate with people.Cows can solve problems.Cows make friends for ...

Let It Snow!

It's amazing what a little snow can do to lift your spirits. Its been dark and gloomy for a few days here at Old Home Farm. Then on Sunday morning this week, we got up to softly falling snow! Suddenly it felt like being a kid again. We haven't had much snow here in a few years now, and this was ...

Trip to the Fair

Every year, I can't resist going to the local county fair. I didn't participate in 4H or FFA as a kid. At that time, people had a tendency to look down their noses at a "town kid" being in something that was supposed to be for the "country kids." I guess it was just as well. I was way too shy ...

Sounds of the Country

If you have been following this blog you know that I am writing about My Field Trip through life and at this point I am starting over – again and doing so in the country. I’m a city/rural girl and experiencing the differences of being in farm country where the wind blows and the cows moo ...

A Day Working the Cows

Last weekend we brought the cows and their calves in from pasture to vaccinate and to castrate the bull calves. We have 44 pair and that makes us a small operation. My husband is fond of saying ranching is not a money-making proposition, it’s a way of life. And he’s right. We make a few ...

Open Session November/December 2010

Dog’s Efforts Paid OffI read in the July/August issue about a collie dog that was constantly having to herd a cow back into its pasture (“Wandering Bovine,” Open Session), and I wanted to tell you about a Collie my family had.My father built two double-decker chicken houses in 1926. He ...

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