We did a fairly large renovation of our Victorian farmhouse when we moved to Tennessee. The reason was, we raise our own food and needed a very functional food processing environment inside the home. It was a somewhat formal home and had no fireplaces. We needed more space for food preservation and also seed starting. … Continue reading Best Homestead Kitchens – What You Need In A Homestead Kitchen
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
It's been a busy spring at the farm. Now that we are getting caught up on things I thought I'd tour our property and see what was happening and what was blooming. I love this seasonal tour across the farm.
So much has taken place in the last week at HiBar Ranch. Here is a collection of black and white photographs that capture life on the farm. Wow. When I look at the photographs I have taken over the last week and a half I am moved by the beauty of this farm. It brings … Continue reading A Week At The Farm In Black & White (Photography)
I feel like this is the first time I've been able to truly sit down and relax with a cup of coffee this whole early spring. We had intended a big and busy spring due to a planned family reunion here in East Tennessee over the Fourth of July. However, with Covid-19 we've had to … Continue reading Reflecting On A Busy And Unusual Spring @HiBar Ranch