Category Archives: Just a farmers wife

Puppy paw balm

Hi everyone it’s been a crazy holiday! Everyone is good! My goats milk soaps have taken off!! I’m so happy hopefully I can keep on this awesome roll!! One of my new products though is not for humans( I’m sure u could use it if u wanted too but I made it for our 4 legged fluffy friends!!!)

With winter and even in summer we are outside alot! And I mean alot and our dogs are always with us, well this winter we got some good freezing rain, then it snowed, then melted, then froze really hard, my poor doberman Zhenna

Runs 100 MPH everywhere lol and some how has been cutting her pads up real bad so I decided I would make a batch of balm up for her and see if it worked??? I used the balm on all 3 of my dogs and it’s amazing!!! Her pads have heeled up and they don’t get cut anymore when she’s runing about on the frozen ice! I was worried it would leave greesey stains on the floor and carpet,.. nope not that I can tell anyways, and they don’t slip and slide on the floor or on the snow like I thought they would either. So needless to say I am in  love with this puppy balm and here is how u can make it!!! 

This recipe will make 16oz 

1 cup of coconut oil

1tbs of avocado oil

2 liquid omega 3 fish oil caps ( I poke with a safety pin and squeeze out) 

2 vitamin e liquid caps ( squeezed into bowl also) 

3 cups of all natural bees wax 

Put all ingredients in a double boiler and melt, when it’s melted pour into tins or jars and then add calendula to the oil , let stand for about 1 hour just to be safe then u are good to go! Just apply to your puppies paws every time before u let them out! And it has a very long shelf life! If you don’t want to make it  your self you can always buy it from me directly! Just send me a comment on here and I will let you know how!!!

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New adventures

Oh I am so sorry !! life on the farm has been crazy! The minute it gets warm it’s all hands on deck!! So I will try to catch you all up the best I can!! We where blessed with a beautiful red roam colt on memorial weekend 

We named the wee lad “blue” we missed him being born but have been mauling him every day since !! He is a adventure all on his own!!! Don’t worry lots of up dates to come!! 

We bought 5 straight runs of chickens 2 of laying hens and the rest broilers which we made a awesome chicken plucker, again don’t worry more details coming on that too!! We also have 2 turkeys!  

I got a new horse his name is Peter the great and he is amazing!! Lots of barrel practice coming soon!! 

Which brings us to hay season which is in full swing now!! So hang on for the ride folks I’m back and will keep you all paired on all the daily adventures!!!! Thank you to all my faithful followers!!! 

Up and running!! 

Oh my heck I have been so busy!! So let’s dive in!! My Nigerian dwarf had 3 beautiful babies and I have been milking her! Her babies are 3 weeks old so I pull them off and put them in their own pin at night and milk the doe in the morning I have been getting almost 2 pints!!! So I have started making soaps and body washes!! On top of that I have been making bath bombs and body scrubs!!! 

You can check them all out at sunflowerblossomhw@etsy.com

On top of that I have been bottle feeding my other two Nigerian dwarfs and they have been growing so fast!! My wonderful mare is pregant and due any day any minute!!! So so excited!! And today was first day as a cake decorator!!! So much fun I will be sure to keep you all posted thanks for following!!! 

Egg and Sausage Breakfast Sandwich

Doesn’t this breakfast sandwich look beautiful? Well, be glad that you didn’t see my first attempt at breakfast this morning. I originally wanted to make a delicious egg in the hole inside a sausage patty but that  definitely did not work out 😭 Let me preface by saying that it was the first time I […]

http://onepaleoprincess.com/2016/02/17/egg-and-sausage-breakfast-sandwich/

The Long-Lasting, Never-Go-Bad ‘Survival Soup’ The Pioneers Ate

By Steve Nubie – Off the Grid News There’s a pioneer cooking tradition in the United States that stretched from cook camps on cattle drives to lumber camps. It’s “perpetual soup,” known in some regions as the Skillagalee kettle. Back in 1910, Horace Kephart wrote an iconic book titled: The Book of Camping and Woodcraft: A […]

http://thesurvivalplaceblog.com/2016/02/15/the-long-lasting-never-go-bad-survival-soup-the-pioneers-ate/

Preserve Your Harvest : Freezer Friendly Fruit & Veggies

Because we are homesteaders, we are always looking for: 1. Ways to Preserve Food and 2. Meal Time Savers! Here is a how to properly freeze your fruit and vegetables for use during the winter and when you are just to busy to do all that prep work. Freezer Friendly Fruit Prepare, peel and slice […]

http://howtoprovide.com/2016/02/15/preserve-your-harvest-freezer-friendly-fruit-veggies/

A little better now! 

Sorry I haven’t been on here in a while, loosing the big horse was really hard but it was a lesson I needed to learn. Losing your first big animal on the farm is hard but it teaches us all that this is a farm and some things are out of your control you have to put on your muck boots and trudge on! The big Gwen will never be forgotten but now I am truly prepared for this farm life your going to see animals born and animals die it’s all part of having a farm! Thank you followers for hanging  in there !! 

So cold!!

It is a amazing 5 degrees outside and for the 5th day in a row we have not seen the sun! Everything is covered in a awesome layer of ice/ frost! It’s beautiful but I’m over it! Today is the first day of barrel racing, open jack pot and I have a feeling I will be missing this one! My horse has not seen a trailer or a saddle in over a year, and it’s so cold and horrible out I’m just going to save us both the pain and wait tell it warms up a bit! The poor baby goats are all huddled tight under the heat lamps, one of my Pygmys ear have gotten frost bite and the tips of them have Fallon off 😑 !! have I mentioned I am over this winter lol ! Keep warm friends!  

 

The New Year

Happy new year everyone! Things are going great, cold but great. I am so excited for this new year! lots of babies to born on the farm, and lots of things to do. The three baby goats are growing strong happy and healthy and FAST! way to fast!

Norman the cow goes into the butcher tomorrow, He has been a good steer and we have gave him a great life! I couldn’t be more happy with how fast and healthy he has grown and i am so thankful to have that meat for this coming year.

Chickens have all but stopped laying eggs so the the great chicken dispatch will be coming up shortly, And that will be even more wonderful meat for the up coming year. There are about 15 chickens, only 4 will be spared as they were just born this last fall.