Meet Ruby Sue.

As you can see we spent our Christmas holiday welcoming the newest member to the farm, a little heifer named Ruby Sue. I’ve had my eye on her since we initially met her at our friends’ family cattle farm in St. Francisville a couple months back. I noticed she was the smallest girl of the…

Life of a Gypsy Chick.

Ever wondered what a typical day looks like for one of the Gypsy Chicks here at Cypress Bayou Farm? They normally start their day bursting out of the coop and heading to Freedom's stall to pick up any feed that falls. He's still struggling with some teeth issues and drops a ton of feed the…

Fence Face Lift.

As most of you know, we have been saving for new farm fencing for quite a while now. Not only did we want to replace the dilapidated existing fence but also construct a dog yard in the back of the house for our trio of pooches. Of course we had plans to start this project…

Beating the Heat.

Sorry for such a delay in posting this summer. Between vacations and preparing for our fence face lift, there hasn’t been much downtime for this gypsy girl to keep everyone updated. In the meantime, I wanted to share a fun frozen treat experiment I tried for the horses and chickens this past weekend in attempt…

Spring at the Farm 2017.

With each new season comes many different changes and Spring, by far, is my favorite season of all. The birds are having babies, the flowers are blooming, the grass is green and growing like wildfire, the wind is blowing, the horses are losing their winter coats and the days are long enough to fit in…

Bayou Bunkhouse

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…

Crazy Chick Love.

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…

Gypsy Chicks.

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,…

Cypress Bayou Farm, Year 1.

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…