Posted in January 2013

It cures what ales ya’

It cures what ales ya’

STEVE.   When I was a young’un, if I ever got a little sniffle or head cold, Granny Ollie (dad’s mom) would fix me a hot toddy.  It’s that time of year when people are getting sick.  This flu bug that is going around is extra strong this year.  So, the following is a recipe … Continue reading

Sad news is never easy news

Sad news is never easy news

STEVE.  While we try to keep things on the up and up around here, on occasion there are things on the farm that are not all “peas and carrots”.  This week we lost Rambo. For those of you new to the blog, Rambo was a hen that my buddy Don had given me.  I’ve yet … Continue reading

Weekly Weigh-in

Weekly Weigh-in

MISSI.  I’m so excited to get started on my goal for 2013…Harvest 500 pounds of food from our backyard homestead: Calitucky Farm.  Every week I’ll be checking in to let you know what & how much I’ve harvested that week.  (I’ll try to put in a few pictures too!)  I have fully anticipated a slow … Continue reading

C.F.C (Calitucky Fried Chicken)

C.F.C (Calitucky Fried Chicken)

STEVE.   My Buddy, Don (RIP) wanted to challenge me on my “chicken knowledge”, so he said I needed to raise meat birds.  Birds that we meant to eat.  So, he told me that I should go to this farm supply store over on the East Side (why does all the crap go down on … Continue reading

Pickin’ up Chicks

Pickin’ up Chicks

STEVE.   As most of you know, my day job is being a Junior High band director.   I know, I know.  And on occasion (a lot), I have to do a fund raiser (Disney won’t let us come for free).  In early November, I had our largest fund raiser of the year; our annual … Continue reading

Mugg Hens Got Mugged

Mugg Hens Got Mugged

STEVE.   Before Unkie Dana and I built the fence around Koop Arena, the coop was  open-faced to the farm.  It was easy to look out the kitchen window and see Koop Arena in all its glory. My buddy, Don (RIP) had raised various fowl since he was a kid.  Don’s coop was full.  Too … Continue reading

Zero….I can only go up from here….

Zero….I can only go up from here….

MISSI. 500 pounds or bust! 2013 didn’t start-out with any New Year’s Resolutions, but it did begin with a goal: To harvest 500 pounds of food from Calitucky Farm.  This includes…fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts, eggs & meat.  Each week I will be “weighing in” and will post all of my results. The whole idea of … Continue reading

A whole new can of worms, literally!

A whole new can of worms, literally!

MISSI.  It’s so funny to me that Steve complains so much about my “trash” on the kitchen counter(food scraps waiting to go to the compost bin outside) and hasn’t said the first word about what’s sitting in our dining room.  Hmmm, live worms in the dining room or food scraps on the counter?  Yep, you … Continue reading

“Trash” on the counter…

“Trash” on the counter…

MISSI.  “We are probably the only people in the world who keep trash on their kitchen counter.”  These are the words, give or take a few more ‘choice’ words in between, I’ve heard over and over from Steve.  I keep telling him… It’s not trash!  IT’S COMPOST!  Well, future compost anyway.  I can understand that … Continue reading

Koop Arena

Koop Arena

STEVE.  One thing that Missi was adamant about when we were looking for property was, “Is it zoned for chickens?”  So, when we found Calitucky (which IS zoned properly) one of the first things we had to do was build a place for the fowl to live.  At our old place, we had bought a … Continue reading

Can you dig it?

Can you dig it?

MISSI.   The garden was one of the first projects we started after we moved to the farm. From start to finish, building the boxes to planting seeds, it took us about 5 days. My mom and I practically did all the work ourselves–Girl Power! We did sometimes have the assistance of Steve, Miles or … Continue reading