When we first decided to add chickens to the farm, I wasn't quite sure what type of coop would fit our needs. Because we are located in a flood zone, I felt a chicken tractor would be the best option for us, allowing relocation to higher ground if needed. We plan on free ranging but like… Continue reading Bayou Bunkhouse
Yes, it has happened. I'm officially in crazy chick love and slightly obsessed with these precious things. I had a feeling this might occur but I had no idea how quickly the chicks would take over my life. Don't be fooled. I am loving every single second of it. I felt the shift when I received a… Continue reading Crazy Chick Love.
After a long first year at the farm and lots of big projects, we finally added our first set of chicks. I've been dreaming of this day for a long time and to see the fluffy, fuzzy little ones dancing around, chirping about made my heart skip a beat. While our coop is under construction,… Continue reading Gypsy Chicks.
Today marks a year at our sweet 7 acre hobby farm in Zachary, LA. On March 4, 2016, we embarked on the adventurous journey of life on a farm, completely oblivious to the twists, turns, surprise expenses and unexpected blessings we would experience in only 12 months. We always dreamed of having a piece of… Continue reading Cypress Bayou Farm, Year 1.
Over the beautiful weekend, my cowboy and I took the time to work with Freedom, the newest rescue at the farm which you can read about here and here. Ever since Freedom started his recovery with us not long ago, I have been dreaming of our first ride together. His calm demeanor has always settled my… Continue reading Back in the Saddle Again.
Since purchasing the property last year, I have longed for raised garden beds in front of our barn bursting with fresh vegetables, organically grown on our little piece of land. In order for us to have a prosperous garden this Spring, work on the farm starts early, as early as January. As soon as a long weekend hit… Continue reading Winter Wanderings, Part 2
Winter on the farm this year hasn’t been much of a winter but it surely has left its mark. After wearing shorts on Christmas, the normal high has been around 75°, sometimes 80°. And don’t get me started on the humidity from all the rain falling from the sky. But, all of that disappeared when… Continue reading Winter Wanderings, Part 1