Friday, April 30, 2010

Peeps from New Feathered Friends

As I was sweeping the back porch this morning, I became extremely frustrated with all the bird doodoo that graced my porch. So here I am complaining until I follow the trail of droppings only to look up and see these 2 cute birdies!

Apparently, these are the chicks-they're huge! The parents come to feed them constantly, and since they're right out my back door I can here them chirping away!

So a lesson learned: don't complain about something until you take in the whole picture. Yes, doodoo is annoying to clean up, but then look at these little presents I have in my porch. I get to see little chicks and even hear their little birdy songs each morning.

Until next time,
The Farmer's Wife

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Our Newest Addition

Oh happy day!

About a week ago, my husband informed me of his decision to purchase a new piece of equipment for our little bit of land as well as his parent's farm.

I mean look at this sucker, it can do everything!
Now we can level out our driveway, scoop out corrals, and dig holes for our new trees!

What a purchase! Tom loves driving it, but I have yet to get in it. I've heard it's pretty easy to use and is very fun to drive around in and work with. I'm excited to start using it for prettying (I know that's not a word) up our yard!

Until next time,
The Farmer's Wife

Friday, April 23, 2010

An Energy Farm in Weldon?

Good morning!

Well it's happening even here in Weldon, the County of Kern is proposing to allocate 500 acres of prime farm land to build solar panels. These panels will not lower the cost of energy for our residents, but instead will be sent out of the Kern River Valley to bigger counties.

This will in no way benefit our valley, and will be such an eye sore for any tourists, if they even want to come through here again.

I'm doing my best to speak out about this issue, it's just ridiculous what they're planning on doing.
To read more about this proposed solar project, here's the 61 page description. Oddly enough, the county is actually undergoing 11 projects at the same time, so all 11 need to be addressed, but the Weldon Solar Project is the one that will effect us most. Please, if you want to preserve this valley, make your voice heard by contacting Kern County.

Hoping to keep this valley solar free,
The Farmer's Wife

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Some Great Ribs!

As I was taking a gander at all of Pioneer Woman's recipes, I stumbled across this one: Braised Short Ribs. Oh my goodness they were delicious!

I borrowed my mother in law's dutch oven, and let me tell ya, those things are amazing!

I would definitely recommend that you make this tonight if you have a dutch oven and delicious pancetta. You'll love it! Take a look at the recipe!

Also, for some fun ideas on cookies, these are my favorite so far, and really easy to make!

Just cookin' away!
The Farmer's Wife

Friday, April 16, 2010

Kittens! Inspired by Kittens!

Well I went out to check on the kittens yesterday and they are definitely getting feisty. They were even trying to escape the box!

In a couple of days, we're going to put them in the guest bathroom and put a baby gate up. That way we can gentle them down, but boy, with these cat allergies of mine, it's not such a fun time for me!

There is actually the cutest video on YouTube about kittens, click here to check it out! That's how today's blog title came about.

Until next time,
The Official Kitten Caregiver

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Dreaming of the Country

I can't believe I haven't been sharing my stories lately. My husband is now a full time farmer, and we're loving every minute of it! We are getting our goat shed ready for our full time lawn mowers. We're also disking up the back field to plant our annual garden, let's see if I can make things grow!

I thought that I would share one of my pictures that I found the other day. This was my very first replacement heifer that I raised for FFA. Her name was Trixie. She was pretty unique. I had a total of 3 heifers in 2 years. My luck with cattle was no bueno! But boy is it fun to raise an animal for the fair!

As I think back, I remember, even when I took this picture, that I wanted to live a country life. I had no idea of how I could do it, but look at me now! Equipped with cowboy boots and tons of patience, I'm trying to bloom where I'm planted.

Until next time,
The Farmer's Wife

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Born to Be A Cowboy

With our first year anniversary days away, I thought I'd share a little about my husband, farmer Tom. I have a cherished picture of my husband's early love for ranching and farming. Look how cute he is!

My husband loves being a farmer. As a small boy, he made a pact with his younger brother to return to the ranch when they were older to continue their passion for farming. Tom is almost 30, and his love for the ranch is still the same as it was as a child. We hope that our children will love the ranch as much as he does. Think of all the helping hands we could have, we're thinking 6 kids....but we'll start with one!

Enjoy the day!
The Farmer's Wife