Sunday Snaps

Sunday Snaps: February 26, 2017

What a gorgeous week we just had! It ended a little colder than it started, but it's hard to complain about a string of 70-80° days in February. Plus, we leave for Texas on Tuesday, so I get to continue enjoying some nice weather for at least another week! Woo hoo! While not a whole… Continue reading Sunday Snaps: February 26, 2017

Agriculture, Sunday Snaps

Sunday Snaps: February 5, 2017

Stop! If you haven't read my post, "Meet Belle," you should definitely go check it out before reading this one! It will help set the stage for my excitement from this week. I've been dying to write this post since Wednesday because my beautiful Belle finally had piglets! I almost cried when I discovered them!… Continue reading Sunday Snaps: February 5, 2017

Sunday Snaps

Sunday Snaps: January 22, 2017

If you follow me on Facebook, Snapchat, or Instagram (@gracelynndale on all platforms), you may have noticed that I'm loving sharing quick snippets about the farm as often as I can. I think I may be going through Ag in the Classroom withdrawals, so I'm taking every opportunity to continue spreading knowledge of agriculture to… Continue reading Sunday Snaps: January 22, 2017

Agriculture

Pasture Raised vs. Barn Raised

If there's one thing I've discovered since starting my blog, it's that inspiration can sometimes be hard to find. I suppose I did kind of already know that, though, since inspiration was the hardest part for me when I used to paint. It would take me forever to come up with an idea, but once… Continue reading Pasture Raised vs. Barn Raised

Agriculture

Meet Belle

Guys! I made my first livestock purchase! And I'm so excited! Everyone, meet Belle! Belle is a 7 month old Spot gilt that I purchased last weekend at the CPS Summer Type Conference in Springfield. William has never raised Spots before, so this will be an adventure for both of us. And judging by what… Continue reading Meet Belle

Agriculture

Farming Isn’t Fun

Farming isn't fun. I know what you're probably thinking. "This girl always tries to prove how great farm life is, and now she's saying it's not fun. She has officially lost it." But it's true. It's not always fun. We've had a Crossbred gilt (a girl pig who hasn't farrowed yet) in the crate for… Continue reading Farming Isn’t Fun

Agriculture

Farrowing Day

I always get excited when new animals arrive on the farm! I mean, obviously... I have a bit of a bad habit of acquiring animals. For example, last week I brought home 9 new chicks. Today I brought home 9 more. I thought about not telling William and just waiting to see if he noticed,… Continue reading Farrowing Day

Agriculture

Post Number 1

Post Number 1. Believe it or not, this has taken me awhile. A few months, actually. I've been striving for perfection, and I'm over it. I created this blog a few months ago and have been visiting and revisiting it sporadically ever since. I spent almost an hour typing an "About" section, only to delete… Continue reading Post Number 1