My hand crank cream separator has not been working. Why? I am not sure. Apparently, in spring, goat milk has less fat so there isn't a lot of cream to separate. Maybe that was it. Or, maybe we weren't running the hand crank fast enough to get it to separate. Who knows. But, the bottom … Continue reading Finally! My New Cream Separator Has Arrived
The snow is beginning to fall as I type this. I am about to go outside and do the chores. I have trepidation this morning as I wonder how bad the flooding still is in our valley. I watch the temperature, hoping it will inspire me to dress up. Boots on, warm coat, cowboy hat......no, … Continue reading Snowfall Morning After Significant Flooding At Our Ranch – East Tennessee
by Lori Davis of HiBar Ranch, Author of Celebrating Rural Living, Poetry About Life On The Farm. Thanks to Ben Sound for the beautiful soundtrack that supports this mixed media expression of art.
Today was an incredibly productive day at the farm here in the Smokies. We had to take down several huge trees that were near structures on the farm and so today was milling day with our log mill. The tree we milled today was a monster. He is working on the engine here and getting … Continue reading Log Milling Today – Big Log – Pretty Day At The Farm
Deep down, in the DNA, I am weathered; Wind whipped and weather worn, like my saddle. Dry and parched, sun bleached and frost weary, My limbs succumb to the ways of this farm. Heavy loads, hay laden, warming heart beats of newborns in my arms. These arms, these hands, so blistered, Wind whipped and weather … Continue reading Etched In My Bones Is The Life Of A Cowgirl (Poem)