Winter is fast approaching here in the Midwest! This past week, we (and I do mean we this time) have all been busting our tails to get our livestock moved together and prepped for winter. Thankfully, I did have time to take plenty of pics to share with my lovely readers. And Country Boy loves when I talk country so in order to keep him happy we are going to talk cows this week;) Here are the behind the scene workings of preparing cattle for winter at Hickory Hollow Farm! [Read more…]
Calving season 2018 at Hickory Hollow began this week. We already have 4 new calves on the ground (delivered)! So we wanted to update and show you all some of the cute new faces around Hickory Hollow. [Read more…]
If you want to look poised and graceful at all times don’t try anything new, right? This year has had its share of funny moments. OK some didn’t seem so hilarious at the time. Like why in the world is the update/save button on WordPress so near the PUBLISH button! Eeekk. That was awkward accidentally sending out half a post to my readers. But we have to laugh at ourselves sometimes. So I’m sharing bloopers and mishaps in the first year of blogging for your enjoyment:) [Read more…]
When I was growing up I loved to read everything about the American Frontier. I loved to imagine what life was like being a frontier settler living off the land and providing for most of your own basic needs. Actually, I haven’t really outgrown my fascination with that time period! Most opportunities I get to experience a little bit of what that life was like I think it is the best fun! So today I want to share with you the process of home milling wheat flour from field to table. We just finished harvesting our wheat crop and milling some of it into wheat flour for our family so I have plenty of pictures to share of this exciting process! [Read more…]
Marriage is hard. Parenting is challenging. So in celebration of all our hard work lately let’s have a little fun with this post, because we all need to be able to step back and enjoy the hilarity of life! Country Boy and I are blessed to have families with very similar values. But when it comes to where we grew up, life was very different. It is definitely a case of city girl meets a country boy! So here are some signs you married a country boy that I have learned. [Read more…]
I love gifts! I love receiving and giving them. Now my husband is slightly more low-key about gifts than I am. But Country Boy does recognize quality. When he purchases an item or puts it on his wish list he only wants the best. After years of watching him I have come to trust his judgement. So I’m pulling together 12 hard-working gifts for the outdoor man in your life, that we have tested, to make gift giving just a little easier this season. Whether you are married to a country boy, a hunter, an outdoors man or a construction worker, your man is sure to love these durable and practical gifts! [Read more…]
Before I met my man I knew nothing about hunting. OK, I knew a few things. You know the Bugs Bunny episodes when Elmer Fudd “hunts” the rabbit? That was the extent of my knowledge. Hunters talk to themselves and wear black and red jackets! So I had a few things to learn. Since you, my lovely readers, have been digging deep the past few weeks, examining your priorities and looking for ways to strengthen your families, I thought we should have some fun on this post! So I’m sharing all my wisdom and experience here to create a bride’s guide to marrying a country boy! Feel free to share…just don’t judge me!! 🙂 [Read more…]
Big News! It calving season at Hickory Hollow.