Friday, December 30, 2011


I went out to feed this morning and found a nice of the Black Copper Maran hens had hatched six half breed chicks! It looks like our Buff Orpington Rooster "Fancy Pants" has been very busy!

The goats my sister gave me are doing great...we named them" Polly Vu" and "Fon sa", there mother 509 is a good mama.

Fon sa wanting Doodles to play.
Yum, tree bark!

Thursday, December 29, 2011


Wilber and the ducks are enjoying the stock tanks full of water for the first time in 4 years!

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeee-Haw !!!!!!!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Farm Christmas Cookies!

Here is a great shortbread ginger recipe. I made these with a Brown Bag Shortbread cookie pan...with these great animal figures. This is the first time I have used this pan and they worked out great.

Ginger Shortbread

1/2 cup butter at room temperature
1/4 cup light brown sugar-packed
3/4 teaspoon ginger
1 cup flour - unsifted
1 Tablespoon corn starch

Cream the butter. Cream in the brown sugar and the ginger. Now work in the flour and corn starch. Knead the dough on an board until nice and smooth. Cook at 325 about 30-35 min or until brown.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Happy Holidays!

What a wonderful time of year... turkey,dressing and all the trimmings! Showtime say's Yum!

Happy Sheep!

Showtime our Ram is growing and doing well.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Michael's visit to the farm!

Taking a walk through the farm before the rain.

What a wonderful day!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Pig 101

This weekend the engineering/robotics teams from Fort Worth came out to the farm for a tour and research project on food Safety, one team is researching bacon.

Off to the Red Wattle (Bacon)Barn!

The teams learned about what our red wattle pigs favorite and most healthy foods are. Just to name a few items our pasture raised pigs are eating for the month of November... Chicken, Duck & Goose Eggs, Alfalfa,Texas native persimmons,Wheat,Rye grass, Acorns and fall leaves. Yum!

Fun with the Ducks.

Thank you Jodi and Friends!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Horse Power

Hello everyone...due to the extreme drought Steve and I have had to take on some other part time jobs. I started driving a carriage for Star Buck Carriage Company. Betina Hawkins my good friend owns the company and gives carriage rides for all types of events... including Weddings,Birthday parties and Family reunions. For more info:

The Percheron horses are Caspar and Pepper

I Love You!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Extreme Drought!

Hello everyone. As you all know we are in an extreme drought...the ground is so hard here from no rain we are unable to till to put in our fall garden. One of our ponds is completely dry.

Some of our Chickasaw wild plum trees are beginning to die off also...they are usually very drought tolerant.

At this time we are postponing the pigapolloza until November...hopefully we will have wetter/cooler weather by then. The fire hazard here at the farm is to high to chance at this time.

Also due to drought we have cancelled our 2012 fruit and veggie CSA program.

We will keep everyone updated. Thanks so much for every ones support! :)

Thursday, June 23, 2011


Hay everyone we are going to have our first annual outdoor festival here at the farm!!!!!

PIGAPALOOOZA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OCTOBER 1ST,2011

Celebrating Pork,Pork and more Pork!!!!!

We will have LIVE BANDS!

TOP CHEFS with lots of GREAT FOOD!!!!!!!!! PIG ROAST!

A PETTING ZOO for the kido's.



Wednesday, June 15, 2011


We have been infested with the Harlequin Bug...They have badly damaged our collards,kohlrabi,radish and turnips.

We are sorry to announce that our CSA has been postponed until further notice.
Our drought situation is critical. Our well is drying up.

Because of the drought we have a very bad bug problem.

Billions of Squash bugs! We have planted squash and pumpkins 3 times and lost them all to this squash bug.

The dino Kale after a morning lunch meeting with a few worms.

We are way behind on rainfall. This crack is only getting bigger.


Monday, June 13, 2011

Peter & Piggies!

I have been so busy with the farm... I am way behind on I am going to backtrack a little. On May 29,2011 Family came up from Houston to visit and Steve snapped this great shot of Peter in the cone flowers.

They just missed Willma one of our Red Wattle pigs giving birth the next day. This was her first litter and she did it all by herself. 9 were born 8 have made it so far!!!! 4 boys and 4 girls!

She is a very good mother.

Her brother helped carry sticks to build the nest.

She is a first time mom but handles it like an old pro! She loves her babies!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Harvest Day

Some of the crops are recovering from the big hail storm we had...while we lost others. We have started a lot of squash,bean and pumpkin seedlings to replace some of the plants that did not make it.

This week we had friends visiting the farm...Art and Tina from Missouri and Tina's brother Pi from Georgia. Art and Tina were married here in town and spent a few honeymoon days here at Eden Creek.

Everyone helped out with the harvesting...what a great time we had!!!!

Our Leeks that made it through the storm...not looking to bad after a wash and trim!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Farm Days!

We have a new baby girl lamb...we named her Kelly Orth!! She is a nice lamb with lots of color.

We have added a few more ducks to the farm...everyone loves our duck eggs.

We are trying out a new type of Broiler chicken...these grow fast but not so fast they can't walk.