And Now for the Range Part
About 3 years ago, I got to move to the Piney Woods of Texas, to a small farm that has been in my husband’s family for 50 years. I was surprised at how many people asked me, “Wasn’t that a huge change for you?” Since I had spent 10 years living in Houston and 20 in Sugar Land, I could see their point, but I lived in the country when I was little, and mentally I never left. I had also been coming to this farm for over 30 years, often with my kids and family friends, so it was a special place to me.
Living here is even more fun than I thought it would be. There are always lots of jobs that need doing, but slowly I am gathering that Dr. Doolittle menagerie I wished for as a child.
I have two sheep, Rio and Romy, and a Boer goat, Leila. The ironic thing is that all 3 are considered meat animals, not fiber animals. They were all given to me, and I work (play) with them just about every day. I may get fiber animals at some point, but I really enjoy these three.
I also have a border collie, Harper. We adopted her from an animal shelter, and she is learning to get along with her mini-herd.
We also lease our property for cattle grazing, and I love seeing the cows every day.
We also see lots of great wildlife living out here.
We stay busy with farm projects, but I do have time to make simple quilts for charity. I always take pictures of them before I give them away, and I think the farm makes a pretty background for those shots.
So if I don’t update the blog often, you know why! I am out building a pen, picking up animal feed, cutting down dead trees, planting a garden, etc. And enjoying all of it.