I haven’t shared pictures of our homestead in some while, so here goes:
Meet my dog, Olive. Olive used to belong to Jacob’s cousin Lars, but now she’s ours. She is a perfect family and farm dog, really. I love her! And she’s far better trained than my children.
Every now and then, Olive gets a bone from our bone bags – something we get from our butcher after we send our beef steers in to be processed. We also get a separate batch of soup bones and shanks for our own consumption.
This is our house. A section of it is about to be remodeled – not to make it look all nice and suburban, but simply to add a little more usable space (we do not currently have a mudroom or a laundry room, for instance), and to make the existing space more usable for our growing family. You can tell some changes have already been done.
Now meet our beef, Dexter and Joe:
Just kidding. They don’t have names. They go by “the Jersey one” (above) and “the one with horns.” They are totally organtic and grass-fed. The Jersey isn’t exactly a beef breed, but they are super tender and yummy.
Our barn features some nice artwork. A bunch of Jacob’s students came out last summer and did this as a part of an art class.
They also painted this. It really was pretty cool.
We live on a total of ten acres on the very edge of our wonderful town, Viroqua. My mother-in-law, Dawn, has discovered this property originally, and it really is the best of both worlds!