Let's Just Say

[gallery ids="647,646,645,644"] ...that you had spent much of the Memorial Day weekend at the Farm & Yard buying pipe gates and cattle panels, ...

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Hands :: Homesteading Math

  Currently, on our little family homestead, we are feeding:   9 only-sometimes-laying laying hens 10 dominique chicks 5 black australorp pull...

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Hands: Free at Last

Above you see pictured the bane of my winter existence, the frost-free hydrant next to our barn. You will note that water is coming from its spout...

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The Joy of Having a Cow

So there we were, about to fix a special breakfast of french toast, when I said to Rachael, "You bought butter, right?" She hadn't. But then she s...

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the work of Nikki McClure

  I couldn't help but photograph and share with you the synchronicity of the morning activity here in our home. My son Harper with a family favo...

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Happy Spring!

  Although this morning, I woke to frozen precipitation and the forecast calls for freezing nights and little better during the days, I know Kin...

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Dreaming about September

[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/61109275 w=500&h=281] Here at Taproot, excitement has been building as we put the final touches on and find oursel...

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Excitement at Anthill Farm

[gallery ids="537,533,535,534,536"] Our family has kept a dairy cow for the last three years. We are new to bovines; both Rachael and I grew up in ...

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