LIVING WITH PERSISTENCE
Life on the farm is hard. We post a lot of beautiful pictures because it really is beautiful here. But it’s also very challenging. Managing lots of animals, predators, food supply, projects, all the people who live here, and time, which is ALWAYS in short supply, is hard.
This time of year is particularly challenging. While we love gearing up for the holidays and the festive air, it’s hard on the animals. The pastures where they are confined until Spring turn to horrible mud pits. Manure management (yes, that’s a real thing) becomes a game of chicken with the weather. Fence maintenance is critical to animals staying safely penned, when all they want is to get out and nibble on the last little bits of grass beyond their pasture borders.