Please watch the video link above. This is a great project to support…protect your precious seeds.
The dairy goat is a fantastic creature! They never cease to amaze me with their adaptability, intelligence, and personality. They deserve some attention. Turkey Feather Farm wants to help promote this project. Please take a minute to watch the video.
It’s that time of year when the Arizona desert calls to me. I love the southwestern culture and sharing it with my daughter. This year it is Arizona’s 100th Anniversary so it made the trip a little more exciting.
We made it to the Parada del Sol Parade which for my horse crazy kid it was fantastic. I believe I had heard that there was 150 entries in the parade while not all are horse, it was a great parade to watch.
I had 3 food and beverage goals this trip. First was to collect Arizona beers for my friend Dan the Microbrew Cyclist to review, check out his site to see how he liked my picks.
The 2nd goal was to eat at the True Food Kitchen, which follows the anti-inflammatory diet by Dr. Andrew Weil. My mom, sister and I went to lunch on Valentines day at the Biltmore Fashion Park. It was fantastic, the food was excellent, the sever was knowledgable, the restaurant is open, fresh, and very clean. I could rave about it for hours and can’t wait to go back. The Sashimi Salad was a favorite at the table, can’t wait to make it at home.
My 3rd goal was to visit Joe’s Farm Grill in Gilbert, AZ. I had tried to eat there a year ago and it was so busy and we didn’t have the time to wait. They have a simple Americana style menu with burger, hot dogs, pizza, and salads. The added bonus is that the food is high quality, from fresh produce, local meats and affordable.
We loved our visit this year and can’t wait to visit again.
Well they are back! Horses….Mini horses and they are fun & cute. Years ago we had bought ourselves a couple horse, rode a little bit. Then life changed we had a baby, started farming and didn’t make time for riding.
Our 5 year old daughter wasn’t about to let that happen any longer. She’s horse crazy! It started with plastic horse, horse coloring books, horse movies and counting every horse we saw driving down the road. She just recently turned 5 and we decided to see how much she loved horses. Lessons have started and our suspicions are confirmed, she loves horses. She’ll probably out grow them in year or two, but this a great place for her to start the ground work.
We had the opportunity to barter a cow for a mini mare/foal pair for a surprise Christmas gift. Mo and Little Jo arrived Christmas Eve and we manage to keep them hidden until the morning. That was one excited girl Christmas morning. Yesterday the weather was nice enough to saddle up Mo and go a leisurely stroll.
I guess the next question is “Will Mom & Dad get in the saddle again.”
Look closely and you’ll see happy goats chomping away. These are leftovers from our corn, sunflower, and winter squash pasture. Even though the wet spring and summer left was a challenge to grow crops, it proved beneficial in the end.
The goats, birds, chickens, turkeys and geese have been cleaning up. Riping down corn stalks and finishing up sunflower seeds. It’s already got me thinking about next years plantings. Cornstalks seem to be the most desirable but the seed heads on the sunflowers run a close second. Maybe next year I will add amaranth and milo to the mix.
We are once again downsizing our Irish Dexter cattle herd. They are great cattle for the small farm, great meat & yummy milk. In 4 yrs we have never had to assist a calving, and they are protective momma’s. There are bulls, cows, heifers, steers to choose or mix and match. Contact us for details.