Category: Chickens

Exciting News for The Ohl Farm!

Well, it’s nearly Thanksgiving, and we have a renewed plan for the farm.. I’m not going to spill all the beans just yet… as I intend to do that over the next few days, and weeks, and bring people with…

Week 19 – May Garden Updates

Wow, this is the worst I have been late on my blog yet. I spent way too long uploading pictures, and deleting them, and re-uploading them… They just would not post in the right order. I wish there was a…

Week 16 – April Garden Updates

At least I feel like I got some work done in the garden this week. I had a lot more time I was able to spend out there, and started with mowing a lot of the tall grass and weeds…

Week 12 – March Garden Updates

Well, another week along the 2016 path… I have been under the weather for a few weeks already, and there seems to be a tiny light, at what I think might be a tunnel. At any rate, I still plug…

Week 11 – Mar Garden Updates

I have been under the weather for several days, but got a few things done. Here are some picture updates, and comments. Hopefully the end is near for this flu bug… Not sure if I showed this before, but I…

State of the Farm 2016

Well, I’ve recently been busy doing more infrastructure work than actual gardening, but it is all in the right direction… The Greenhouse is done enough to use, and has plants in it, the garden is getting beds cleaned out slowly…

Winter Gardening in Texas

I am always so amazed at all the work to be done in the Winter for growing things in Texas Gardens… Here is a breakdown of what has been happening around the farm through December, and what is coming up…

Winter Trip 2015

So, most winters, somewhere around Christmas, I make a journey to Oklahoma or North Texas, or some such area nearly half way to Canada… It is becoming a tradition for there to be a trailer behind me, and animals in…

Tentative Plans for 2015

These plans are kinda like New Years Resolutions, lol, they are likely to change, and parts are likely to be scrapped entirely, but here goes. I have started to revamp the Hatchery, already, and have built the prototype ‘Fort Turk’.…

April All-Around Updates

It’s been a busy few weeks since my last post, so this could be rather long… I’ll start with the Red Wattle hog updates – Lucky had her litter, 12 happy active piglets! Looks like the rooster is amazed… lol.…

Yes, I am Still Here…

I realize I don’t have a lot of viewers, but I still try to keep this little farm blog rolling in a somewhat regular fashion in hopes someday there will be more folks interested, and reading. I have been a…

We have an Incubator!

In shameless fashion I am re-using part of my Facebook post I put up when we got back from getting the incubator…. “Whoo Hoo, went for a little road trip last night, and came home with a gently used cabinet…

An Exciting Life on the farm

Recently, a post on Facebook was commented on, which said I lead an exciting life… I replied with: “Hmm… is that what this is? Iol I just came in from the pig shed, where I checked on Dancer, the expecting…

The bad with the good

I have had some victories in the garden, with more cabbage than we could eat, and some good beets from thinnings, as well as all the squash we could eat. We cut a lot of lettuce before it bolted, scrounged…

Small Holder, Small Start Contest!

I introduced this idea in a prior post, and alluded to an ‘Official Announcement’ to come. This would be that announcement. This is a contest for kids, under the age of 18, verified by the honor of their parent or…

Spring Contest?

I am thinking about a giveaway… People love free stuff, am I right? If I am thinking right, people should love free stuff that is actually really cool, and farmy… right? It is true that I recently lost 15 little…