Lessons from a Farm


Thanks, mom, for packing the lunch, now we can feed it to the cat!

We spent Saturday on a farm, hoped to see baby lambs, but so far only one was born, and she was a month old already. Nevertheless, we had fun. Lessons learned:

Cats love beef jerky, especially expensive one, just my luck
Squirrels are only born wild, everything can change
Chickens will stay chickens, but worth trying
Southdown sheep are raised for meat, not wool, can’t be good for everything
Giving lambs numbers not names somehow makes them more fitting for the plate, never understand this
Suburbanites never heard of lanolin, no surprise
80 year old blacksmith can speak Russian, never underestimate
Horse poop is nicer than chicken poop, according to 4 year old, not all poop is created equal
Grey days make kids tired quickly, be prepared and pray


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9 Responses to Lessons from a Farm

  1. bobraxton says:

    wisdom of the younger days

  2. Bill says:

    If you’d like to see baby goats instead, I know a farm in Virginia where you’d be welcome. 🙂

    • BeeHappee says:

      After seeing that creepy head in your closet, I am not so sure, Bill. . 🙂 Yes, thanks much, homeless here very soon, we have friends in Colorado and Maine to visit, and everything in between is game, can make a swoop south so see your goat army led by a deer.

      • BeeHappee says:

        Oh, just to clarify, no need to worry, I do not mean we will actually be “homeless” – under the bridge, although who knows, you never know. But what I meant, we are selling our suburban house! Which is a super exciting development for me. 🙂

  3. smcasson says:

    Man I’d love to learn to forge. Looks like a fun day.

    • It is both a little easier and much harder than it looks. Fun to do that’s for sure.
      And any passionate blacksmith, which they basically all are, will be more than happy to show you. Just contact one in your area.

    • BeeHappee says:

      Yes, around here they were trying to recruit us for some blacksmithing classes, lots of opportunities for that. If you ever end up having time for it, sounds like fun. This old man was very proud of his work, he showed us iron dragon charms he made for his grand kids to hang on their backpacks in school. And this farm makes all of their own ironwork as well as all other tools.

  4. twainausten says:

    Great photos. Would live chickens (but not their poop, so the 4 yo has spoken)

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