Friday, March 30

Tail End of the Week: Get Your Friday Farm Fix #3

Welcome to the Friday Farm Fix, a new series on Farmgirl Fare where I share a random sampling of what's been happening around the farm during the past week. Just joining us? You'll find all the Friday Farm Fix posts here.

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Lots more photos below. . .

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3-30-12 Friday Farm Fix 3 - FarmgirlFare.comSalted onion rye bread for Joe's birthday. The recipe, which I've been perfecting, will hopefully be up soon. Made two more loaves plus six burger buns/sandwich rolls tonight. Yum.

Learn more about our rustic homemade greenhouse here.

Planting three kinds of bush beans: Straight 'N' Narrow, Maxibel, and my favorite Dragon Langerie.

Sunday morning

Friday morning

Baby chicks at a friend's farm

3-30-12 Friday Farm Fix 23 - FarmgirlFare.comAnd newly hatched chicks on our farm. A peep report coming soon!

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The songbirds are singing, the wild turkeys are gobbling, the squirrels are scampering, the bees are buzzing, the butterflies are fluttering, the new chicks are peeping, the baby lambs are bouncing, the grass is growing, the seeds are sprouting, the flowers are blooming, and the fireflies are already dancing. Spring has definitely sprung!

©, where there sure is a lot going on around the farm this time of year—and my goal is to actually get these posts up during the day, otherwise I need to change the name to Friday Late Night Farm Fix. I'm headed back to the barn for one last lamb check, and then hopefully it's goodnight. Wishing you a beautiful, spring filled weekend!


  1. Seriously beautiful pics. Love the butterfly and the trees -- and the little lambs ganging up on the big dog is so cute! ^__^

  2. Looks a bit like Heaven to me! Love it

  3. I'm enjoying your Friday pictures very much - so many changes during this time of year -

  4. For years I have marveled at how all your various animals seem to coexist. Do you ever have a problem with (for example) a cat going after a chicken????
    Oh, if only our world could be like your farm

    1. Hi Gramps,
      Actually, it's more like a chicken going after a cat - which is always something to see. ;) We do have the occasional inter-species squabbles (and same species squabbles!), but for the most part, our animals all get along amazingly well. Yes, if only everyone could live together that peacefully. . .

  5. Babies of all kinds, sumptuous breads and pizza, garden in progression, Bert on duty, white chicken with black kitty, landscape, smiling lambs and hounds, flowers...Friday Farm Fix could not be more fun and artist.

  6. I do not know what to love on first! But I must say the the little white lamb with the bedroom eyes melts my heart and Daisy with her new lamb buddies is awfully adorable. Happy Spring on the farm!

  7. I truly enjoy your blog and all the photos, recipes, etc. Don't ever stop! Those little chick photos were a real sensation with my 3 y/o granddaughter and 18 month old grandson. And we ALL adore the donkeys!

    Coming to read or look at your photos in the evening after a long day of providing infant day care is sooooo relaxing for me. I also do a lot of research on nutrient-dense nutritional stuff, so I am always on the lookout for recipes, even if I have to alter them somewhat.

    Keep up the great work.

  8. I love the Friday roundup! Thanks for giving us a peek even though you don't have time for the full write-up!
    Donkeys are very organized - small to large.
    Marta beast looks increasingly feral - maybe the shearer needs to have a go! :)
    Peeps are gorgeous as are the spotted lambs.

  9. Your blog is a bright spot in my day :) The pics are great - Thank you for all your hard work!

  10. Hi Everybody,
    Thanks so much for all your wonderful comments. I'm thrilled the new Friday Farm Fix is a hit! :)

  11. Wonderful photos. As a just-starting-out gardener, I find your website an inspiration. thank you! The baby chicks are tres adorable! Your farm looks like heaven (although I know it must be an incredible amount of work). Thanks for sharing.

  12. Wow, I love how much the trees leafed out in less than a week! All the photos are great, gives such an insight into all you guys do. I'm looking forward to the Salted Onion Rye Bread recipe, we are big fans of rye bread! :)

  13. Have loved this site for a long time. Can't wait for the Salted Onion Rye Bread recipe and others as well. I love all your recipes.

  14. Hi Susan,

    Looking forward to the salted onion rye bread recipe post. It looks delicious! Looks like you had a great week on the farm and Joe had a fantastic birthday meal!!


  15. Friday Farm Fix is a really wonderful idea! How brilliant of you to think of it - and even better to share a little bit of all the different things going on at the farm. I love your blog (I may have said that before!!) - it is truly a highlight of the day to get to see the beauty of your farm and all the animals. thank you, too, for sharing your wonderful recipes - I've made many of them and loved them all.

  16. It sure is greening up nicely at your place!


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