Tuesday, June 7, 2011

roll call

10,000 Honey bees
12 Sheep
24 Meat Chickens
24 Laying Hens
14 Meat Rabbits
6 Bourbon Red turkeys
5 Raised beds of vegetables
3 Roosters
2 Tolouse Geese
2 Mallard Duck Hens
2 Siberian Huskies
6 Apple Trees
1 Border Collie
1 Bass pond
1 Large potato patch
1 Cart Pony

1 28-year-old woman

How about you?

109 Comments:

Blogger Paula said...

60,000 bees
4 Laying pullets
7 vegetable beds
16 fruit and nuts trees
15 dying raspberry bushes (verticillium wilt- nothing I can do)
12 potatoes in grow bags
2 citrus trees in pots
200 bottles home brew
1 man
1 woman

June 7, 2011 at 10:50 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

I love it Paula, everyone post your roll calls!

June 7, 2011 at 10:51 AM  
Blogger jodi said...

About 40,000 bees
2 dogs
2cats
blueberries
strawberries
snap peas
zucchini
husband
me
in and out sons

June 7, 2011 at 10:57 AM  
Blogger wendyytb said...

I am impressed! I have almost an acre and we are just getting started, but I have a garden, hoping to get chickens and...have HUGE plans. Does that count?

June 7, 2011 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger Oxray Farm said...

180,000 Honey Bees (3 hives)
6 Laying Chickens
15 Meat Rabbits
7 Fruit Trees
1 Raspberry Patch
1 Strawberry Patch
6 Blueberry bushes
22 Raised Vegetable Garden Beds
1 Corn field
2 Flower Gardens
6 Potato Tire Towers

1 8-year-old furry daughter
1 31-year-old woman
1 35-year-old man

June 7, 2011 at 11:01 AM  
Blogger Chelseajean said...

16 chickens
-6 bantams
-2 roosters
3 dogs
1 cat
2 rats
A HUGE garden
Looking to expend with bees and dairy goats!

June 7, 2011 at 11:03 AM  
Blogger Brenda said...

4 sheep
1 donkey
2 cows
27 baby goats
2 female goats
2 milking goats
30 cats (one renegade tom cat!)
1 border collie
5 sows
10 baby piglets
24 laying hens
2 roosters
27 baby ducks
75 baby meat chicks
10 turkey chicks
4 pekin ducks
1 Canadian goose named Waddles
7 veggie beds
1 pear tree
1 crabapple tree
2 acres of alfalfa
4 kids
1 man
1 woman

p.s. where do you get your bees? I have tried to order but everyone I talk to is sold out for the year!

June 7, 2011 at 11:05 AM  
Blogger Anja said...

Don't have a proper garden (just a court yard) but can offer the following:

2 grow backs of potatoes
15 tomatoe plants
peas & beans
salad
cucumber plants
2 Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
me

June 7, 2011 at 11:05 AM  
Blogger Maggie in Tally said...

4 large gold kitties
2 large black kitties
1 tabby kitty
1 small (and humble) white chihuahua
16 gonna-start-laying-any-day hens
6 guinea fowl who seem to live in a perpetual state of alarm
1 large dry tater field
1 large irrigated 'mater field
1 asst vegetable bed
4 large old grapevines
1 ex-husband
1 me

And why am I reading all these roll calls to the mental tune of The Twelve Days of Christmas????

June 7, 2011 at 11:14 AM  
Blogger Ruth @ Hope, Joy and Faith Farm said...

26 hens
2 roosters
10 chicks(with more in the incubator)
3 pigs
4 sheep
1 mini-horse
2 steers
1 bottle calf
4 mini-rex rabbits
2 dogs
2 cats
18 fruit and nut trees
20 some raspberry plants
2 artichoke plants
2 large un-planted gardens (it's Oregon)
1 green house planted full
3 small outside beds
1 teen-aged daughter (2 all grown up)
1 husband
1 tired, unemployed wife

June 7, 2011 at 11:16 AM  
Blogger Mona said...

14 alpacas
1 sheltie/border collie mix
1 indoor cat
8 vegetable beds
3 apple trees
wild raspberry bushes
1000's perennials
big plans for fruit trees
1 man
1 woman

June 7, 2011 at 11:18 AM  
Blogger DarcC said...

7 laying pullets
5 Pomeranians (the inmates who run the asylum)
4 meat chicks (Jumbo Cornish)
3 Shetland ponies
2 fledgling apple trees
1 Paint mare
1 Morgan gelding
1 Blue Bantam Aracauna chick (saw it, loved it, had to have it)
1 Oops, it's a Rooster!
1 pathetic garden plot (I'll do more next year, I swear)
1 amazing peach tree
1 decrepit but still producing pear tree
1 of Me, Myself, and I - irreverently referred to as "the holy trinity" of this farm-in-the-making!

June 7, 2011 at 11:21 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

1 Pot Belly Pig
1 Bunny
2 Blood hounds (one red/one black n tan)
2 Belgian Drafts
One Rottwieler
2 Mini Horses (paints)
4 Hens
1 Rooster
7 raised Beds
1 Rain barrel
43F - 45M

June 7, 2011 at 11:24 AM  
Blogger Lissa B. said...

1 pink fish
1 6x3 raised bed containing
3 tomatoes
2 bell peppers
1 basil
25 red onions
1 8 month old girl
1 5 year old girl
1 31 year old husband
1 (almost) 30 year old woman

Wishing I could get a breeding pair of fiber rabbits, but we are 6 hours away from our closest family and we have the only grandchildren. Don't know how we would care for the rabbits when we went to visit family for Christmas and KNOW that the family would not understand not going because of rabbits. So we'll see. Don't suppose I could find a pair of rabbits that like car travel? He, he.

June 7, 2011 at 11:35 AM  
Blogger Sam said...

27 crocheted dishcloths
24 bottles of home-made tincture
7 dozen homemade dog treats
5 bird feeders
3 berry plots
2 sad apple trees
2 bearded dragons
2 parents
2 little brothers
2 buckthorn trees (useless, but I love them)
1 cocka poo
1 temporary pond (back yard flooded with rain, but hey, it has attracted a duck.)
herbs in every patch of dirt
1 12x17 vegetable garden
1 rhubarb patch
1 me
1 boyfriend on weekends

June 7, 2011 at 11:36 AM  
Blogger Diane said...

Two Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats
Three Olde English Southdown Sheep
Two llamas
6 older laying hens
3 younger laying hens
3 week-old pullets
5 meat chicks (25 more arriving Friday)
6 high-maintenance house cats
18 billion mousquitos
Tomatoes, potatoes, pumpkins, herbs and weeds
One red truck
One 47-year-old woman

June 7, 2011 at 11:39 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Diane, you probably don't need that truck if all that stuff is keeping you busy. I'll take it off your hands.

June 7, 2011 at 11:40 AM  
Blogger Sharon Delman said...

150,000 bees (3 hives)
10 fruit trees
4 laying hens
2 greenhouses
2 raised beds
2 Labrador Retrievers
2 hamsters
1 nearly-ten year old boy
1 eight year old girl
1 husband
More varieties of vegetables than I can count . . . in pots, on the roof, in the greenhouses, in the ground
Me

June 7, 2011 at 11:45 AM  
Blogger shannonstoney said...

Untold numbers of blackberry plants
Bazillions of rabbits
Gazillions of mice
Some woodpeckers
Too many squirrels
Many carpenter bees
Hundreds of cherries, in jam jars
Dozens of vegetables
A few bearing apple trees
Four calling birds
Three pear trees
One ancient border collie
An old lady, who is yet a young gardener

June 7, 2011 at 11:57 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

4 kids
1 husband
1 wife
3 cats
3 dogs
1 ferret
20 tomato plants
15 pepper plants
30 potato plants
25 pinto bean plants
25 garbanzo bean plants
25 green bean plants
15 cucumber plants
30 broccoli
lettuce
watermelon
strawberries
bok choy
raddishes
onions
parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme (oh yeah), comfrey, oregano, calendula, echinachea, chamomile, lavender, rose hips, basil, tansy, ginger, nasturtium.

And a partridge in a pear tree :) No, not really.

June 7, 2011 at 12:03 PM  
Blogger Red Row Farm said...

26 laying hens (5 varieties)
15 polish chicks (for meat)
1 pair New Zealand White rabbits
13 home-grown bunnies
10 turkey chicks (Bourbon Red and Broad Breasted Bronze)
10 home-grown guinea keats
8 full grown guineas
5 ducks (Khaki Campbell and Rouen)
4 Border Cheviot ewes
2 home-grown Border Cheviot lambs
3 Tamworth sows (hopefully pregnant)
1 Tamworth boar
1 pair Toulouse geese
2 cats
2 dogs (Great Pyrenee and Beagle)
1 New Hampshire Red rooster
1 broody hen
1 toddler boy
1/4 acre garden
1/2 acre rented garden plot
16 apple trees
12 blackberry bushes
12 raspberry bushes
6 blueberry bushes
35 year old husband
30 year old me
1 blog, redrowfarm.com

And I still want bees! And peach trees, and...

June 7, 2011 at 12:06 PM  
Blogger Jenna Gayle said...

20 chickens
3 Indian runner ducks
2 huskies
1 cat
6 (fully grown) pecan trees
1 fig tree
2 apple trees
2 plum trees
1 pear tree
4 blueberries
1 slightly neglected garden
1 full greenhouse
? # of worms!
1 27 year old woman
1 29 year old man

:)

June 7, 2011 at 12:10 PM  
Blogger ~ Janis said...

5 amazing Vermont beef cows
1 graham cracker addicted yearling heifer
4 spring born calves
1 reluctant cow dog
1 25x25 garden stuffed with growing veggies
2 flower beds
50 Mammoth Sunflowers
1 really cool scarecrow
4 visiting turkeys
A field full of vocal whipporwills
2 trout streams
3 jobs
and a fun cow blog
www.tailgait.blogspot.com

I am looking for Blue Laced Red Wyandotte chicks, anyone got any in VT/NH/MA ?

June 7, 2011 at 12:11 PM  
Blogger Mimi and Anna said...

6 Border Leicester sheep
8 laying hens
1 sweet runner duck
1 big dog
2 house cats
7 fruit trees (not bearing yet)
blueberries
strawberries
sugar pumpkins
snap peas for the duck
14 tomato plants
10 pepper plants
huge chamomile patch
pots of herbs
1 butterfly garden
dozens of canning jars waiting
rolls and rolls of livestock fencing to install
1 husband (for the fencing, among other things!)
1 me (for everything else!)
1 12-yr-old daughter (to help with everything else)
1 19-yr-old son largely on his own
1 beautiful, sunny day today

June 7, 2011 at 12:13 PM  
Blogger Tatiana said...

9 Muscovy Ducks
7 Chickens
6 garden beds
5 flower gardens
2 dogs ( collie & husky)
1 Woman
1 awesomely supportive husband

June 7, 2011 at 12:17 PM  
Blogger Alissa said...

20 laying hens
2 roosters, one is for meat
6 mallard ducklings
1 sheep, intended for meat but now a pet. *sigh*
2 blueberry bushes
2 tractor tires full of strawberries
8 raised beds (veggies and herbs)
1 outdoor cat
3 indoor cats
2 boys, 8 and 10
1 husband, cop, never home
me

next up...honeybees.

June 7, 2011 at 12:17 PM  
Blogger Abby said...

3 laying hens
1 German Shepherd
1 tabby
1 raised bed with herbs
1 tire planter full of peas
1 wild mint patch
1 Meyer lemon tree
1 walnut tree
2 newlyweds with nut allergies

June 7, 2011 at 12:18 PM  
Blogger Abby said...

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June 7, 2011 at 12:19 PM  
Blogger mferre11 said...

2 dogs
2 cats
7 laying chickens
20 tomato plants
27 pepper plants 18 broccoli
12 cabbage
70 ft row of carrots
70 ft row of beets
70 ft row of onions
70 ft row of potatoes
5 winter squash
2 summer squash
40 ft row of beans
20 ft row of cuccs
18 celery plants
strawberries
raspberries (in need of cleaning out)
log pile to cut and split
1 kid
1 husband
hope for bees next year!
and now I need a nap just reading it

June 7, 2011 at 12:26 PM  
Blogger katiegirl said...

6 sheep (Romneys and Southdowns)
4 Oberhasli goats
35-40 laying chickens (including a few roosters)
3 guinea fowl
8 turkeys (Buffs and Slate)
3 dogs
2 cats
1 rabbit (bred meat doe coming on Thursday)
2 gardens (I don't count my plants)
40 eggs in the 'bator
1 8 year old stepson
1 5.5 yr old stepdaughter
1 28 yr old man
1 30 yr old woman

June 7, 2011 at 12:26 PM  
Blogger rebecca said...

2 Vegetable Beds
6 Laying Hens
1 Rabbit
1 Dog
1 Cat
1 Stray cat + her four kittens :)
Me
Husband
Son (7yr)
Daughter (5yr)

June 7, 2011 at 12:31 PM  
Blogger Donna Lovesthe Farm said...

5 daughters
4 Arab mares
3 square foot gardens
1 Dad
1 Mom
1 border collie
1 chihuahua/Italian greyhound
1 stressed bunny
1 annoyed cat

June 7, 2011 at 12:38 PM  
Blogger Becca said...

6 laying hens
5 laying pullets
1 juvenile rooster
2 large garden beds
1 border collie mix pup
1 5-year-old son
1 husband
1 me

June 7, 2011 at 12:44 PM  
OpenID thetinfoilhatsociety.com said...

No bees, lots of wild pollinators
3 hens
2 grape vines
4 fruit trees
19 growing areas with both perennials and annuals
3 spinning wheels (yes I use them all)
3 looms (ditto)
ginormous stash of wool, flax, angora, alpaca, silk, tencel, bamboo

Speaking of which, no more angora bunnies...? My last one died recently. No more for me until I get done with school. Even though I will miss his manure for the garden.

June 7, 2011 at 12:50 PM  
Blogger small farm girl said...

12 head of cattle
3 lazy horses
2 mini goats
1 nubian milking goat
8 hens
1 slobbering St. Bernard
1 mini weiner dog
1 gigantic garden
5 fruit trees
a bazillion blackberry bushes
1 bass pond
a gazillion wild rabbits that want to eat my garden.
1 tractor
1 husband
1 wife

June 7, 2011 at 12:50 PM  
Blogger FTM Farmer said...

we moved, so our roll count went waaay down.

1 self
1 wife
1 cat
1 longing barnheart
1 set of plans for the future

June 7, 2011 at 12:52 PM  
Blogger hlbrack said...

1 welsh corgi
1 beagle/boston terrier
1 disgruntled cat
1 lovely husband
4 raised vegetable beds
1 herb garden
2 potted tomato plants
10 hardy raspberry bushes
Two perennial flower beds
1 compost pile
1 rain barrel
3 (someday soon) backyard chickens!

June 7, 2011 at 1:01 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

20,000 (or more) bees
26 laying hens
2 roosters
2 guinea hens
2 goats
3 horses
3 dogs
3 cats
6 fruit trees
11 raised vegetable beds
6 rows of tomatoes
1 row of melons
numerous wild blackberry bushes
3 compost bins
1 patient,creative,industrious man
1 dreaming, dirty-nailed woman
= one grateful homestead

June 7, 2011 at 1:22 PM  
Blogger Gayle said...

2 dogs ( 1 collie mal mix, 1 Plott
4 apples trees
1 baby persimon
5 hills of potatoes
more garden
20 tropical fish
1 50% lowline bred cow co owned w/ siblings
56 acres co owned
1 husband
1 27 yr old autistic son
1 married son

June 7, 2011 at 1:23 PM  
Blogger Kelli said...

1 Urban Farmhouse
4 raised beds
3 deck boxes
1 rain barrel
2 compost bins
1 currently-empty chicken coop (soon!)
1 car
1 pink scooter
3 bicycles
1 young married couple (28, 26)
2 roommates (28, 27)
2 cats

Does this remind anyone of Christopher Walken's Census skit?! ha ha

June 7, 2011 at 1:38 PM  
Blogger The Kelly's Adventures in KY said...

7 laying hens
1 bantam rooster
7 blueberry bushes
1 blackberry
1 raspberry
6 concord grapevines
1 crabapple tree
1 walnut tree
4 random apple trees
1 necterine tree
1 car sized oregano bush
2 large raised planters from reclaimed wood containing :
12 large broccoli plants
14 basil
10 cilantro
10 sage
4 lavendar
32 heirloom tomato plants
80 onions
4 banana peppers
25 garlic plants
2 happy dogs
1 contented cat
1 fat pony sized mule
1 goofy Arab gelding
1 handsome husband
1 adoring son
1 happy wife
1 awesome adventure

June 7, 2011 at 1:52 PM  
Blogger Photo Spread said...

??,000 bees
9 laying hens
3 vegetable beds
1 herb bed
2 containers of strawberries
6 containers of potatoes
5 rosemary bushes
2 apple trees
1 old-but-hanging-in-there peach tree
1 wild blackberry patch
1 worm composting bin
2 dogs
1 cat
2 goldfish ponds
1 woman
1 man

June 7, 2011 at 2:13 PM  
OpenID notherethenwhere said...

Millions of yeast (via homemade ginger beer and sourdough starter)
200 red wiggler worms
3 chives
2 basil
2 dill
1 zucchini
1 cucumber
1 somewhat reluctant husband
1 perpetual grad student

And...1 community garden membership (which ups the count significantly)

June 7, 2011 at 2:22 PM  
Blogger Tamara said...

1 house in the 'burbs (9000 sq ft lot)
1 man
1 woman
3 kids
1 dog
6 laying hens
1 broodie hen sitting on fertile eggs given to us by a friend (no rooster at our housen :()
1 cherry tree
2 lemon trees
1 strawberry patch
1 rasberry patch
3 blueberry bushes
1 potatoe patch
3 large raised beds
5 tomatoe plants
smattering of herbs planted in the gaps
bees are next...

June 7, 2011 at 2:24 PM  
Blogger Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

1 husband of (almost) 21 years

1 son who turned 20 yesterday

1 gorgeous 3 yr. old black Lab

1 largish organic garden trying to take hold in the cold spring on the west coast of Canada

1 canning cupboard that will be filled by the work on our collective hands by the end of summer

3 new blueberry bushes

1 new rhubarb plant

and me!

(We are small but mighty in our organic gardening here.)

June 7, 2011 at 2:38 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

16 Basil Plants (PESTO!)
8 Rows Sweetcorn
8 Rows Soybeans
6 Tomato Vines
6 Pullets, turned eight weeks old today
6 Mixed Squash Plants
4 Pepper Plants
4 Cucumber Vines
2 Pygmy Goats
2 Cats, on rabbit-patrol
1 Pot of sprouting potatoes
1 German Shepherd

... and one newlywed husband who tolerates my increasingly wild homestead experiments.

June 7, 2011 at 2:41 PM  
Blogger ErikD said...

1 wife
1 daughter
1 Aussie Shepherd
2 cats
5 blueberry bushes
large raspberry patch
large strawberry patch
2 apple trees
2 pear trees
2 grape vines
2nd attempt at asparagus
4 raised beds
carrots
radishes
lettuce
spinach
snap peas
dry beans (black valentine)
tomatoes
peppers
basil
and more dreams than space... [sigh]

June 7, 2011 at 2:43 PM  
Blogger Back Achres said...

3 cats
1 Lab
1 very old pear tree
strawberries
black raspberries
blueberries
zucchini
Tomatoes
peppers
potatoes
greens
2 older women--recently retired
and many dreams for the future

June 7, 2011 at 2:45 PM  
Blogger Kate Mary Betty said...

20,000 bees (1 top bar hive, 1 Langstroth hive)
11 laying hens
3 pullets
3 cockerels
1 german shepherd, "Frannie"
1 australian shepherd, "Emmett"
4 cats, "Chloe", "Cinder", "Amy", "Simon"
10 vegetable beds
1 passive solar greenhouse
10 goldfish in the greenhouse tank
1 wind turbine, "KateMaryBetty"
1 woodworking shop
2 500 gallon rainwater tanks
5 rain barrels
1 tractor, "Corabelle"
1 red truck, "Bessie"
2 prius
1 sourdough starter, "Loretta"
2 50+ women who wouldn't dream of being anywhere else

June 7, 2011 at 2:55 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Well lets see here:

5 garden beds with veggies
1 raspberry bush
1 blueberry bush
1 Rhodesian Ridgeback
1 crazy Australian Cattle Dog
1 Border Collie
3 Parrots (2 African Greys & a Jenday Conure)
1 Canary
5 laying hens

1 30 year old woman (that'd be me)
1 34 year old man (who's gone a lot flying around the country)

And so much more to wish for!

June 7, 2011 at 3:06 PM  
Blogger Christy said...

80,000 bees
30 heirloom tomato plants
10 fruit trees
a full greenhouse
1 strawberry patch
blackberry vines
grapevines
rose garden
pumpkin patch
3 raised beds
herb garden
2 dogs
1 bird
a leaky roof
and
2 40 pluses with sore backs

June 7, 2011 at 3:14 PM  
Blogger pjo2179 said...

32 year old me
40 year old hubby
2 & 4 year old boys
3 horses- a Percheron mare, qh gelding and qh/draft mare
2 Alpine goats
13 pigs- large black hogs and Tamworth
Chickens- 52 meat birds and 36 layers
Cats- 9 adults 9 kittens
Impatiently waiting for our Rottweiler puppy!
Large veggie garden
Pumpkin patch

Pam

June 7, 2011 at 3:23 PM  
Blogger Drummond Farms Alpacas and Woolens said...

11 alpacas
5 barn cats
3 indoor cats
2 dogs
a huge garden full of heirloom veggies
two huge flower gardens with herbs
1 man
1 woman
1 23 yr old son
1 21 yr old daughter
1 15 yr old daughter
1 14 yr old son
1 8 yr old daughter
7 fish

June 7, 2011 at 3:33 PM  
Blogger Flartus said...

I've never thought of it this way...there's a lot more on our 1/4 acre than I realized.

2 blackberry brambles
2 raspberry brambles
1 dead blueberry bush
1 vegetable bed
1 rabbit-shaped tomato thief
3 herb beds
1 6" high bay tree
1 pecan tree
1 resprouting fig tree
2 compost bins
1 dog
2 women
4 jobs

June 7, 2011 at 4:05 PM  
Blogger Tarheelbilly said...

7 hives of bees (population in flux-- I'm about to split a hive...)
13 laying hens
2 4 month old pullets
6 raised beds (about to morph into 10-- hubby's idea)
3 precocious Nigerian Dwarf diary goats
28 meat chickens
1 fig bush/tree!
20 cases of empty jars awaiting summer's goodies
1 Australian Shephard
1 baby girl tugging on my cutoff shorts
1 15 yo stepson
1 36 yo man
me-- 1 33 yo woman

June 7, 2011 at 4:08 PM  
Blogger Bonnie said...

1 33-year-old female
1 34-year-old male
1 10(ish)-year-old dog
1 2-year-old cat
1 goldfish
Several tropical fish
1 garden
2 flower beds

June 7, 2011 at 4:10 PM  
Blogger fletchers99 said...

4 hens
1 vegetable garden
25 strawberry plants
4 raspberry vines
4 blueberry bushes
blackberrys
1 grape vine
1 man
1 woman
5 crazy kids

June 7, 2011 at 4:12 PM  
Blogger Gelfling said...

1 hive of bees
4 layer hens
11 layer pullets
1 lucky rooster
2 runner ducks
1 khaki campbell duck
3 cats
1 fish tank
1 pond full of bluefins and misc small fish
6 apple trees
3 paw paw trees
1 blueberry patch
1 raspberry/blackberry patch
1 asparagus patch
1 strawberry patch
way too many black walnut trees
1 nurse
1 software engineer
about 50 hula hoops

June 7, 2011 at 4:37 PM  
Blogger Barbara Dykes said...

30 X 60 Plot containing:
5 kinds of Tomatoes
3 kinds of peppers
peas
radishes and carrots
lettuce and spinach
onions red and sweet
pumpkins and yellow squash
Cucumber and zucchini
Luffa
Herbs taking over
Arugula and Collard Greens
Swiss Chard and Turnips
Beets and Parsnip
Beans galore
1 cat - Baby Willow
1 49 yr old man
1 50 yr old girl
Oh Yea - one great big huge blackberry bush

June 7, 2011 at 4:43 PM  
Blogger Kelpie and Collie said...

Sort of a different one...
24 hours in the day to enjoy my life
8 hours a day to spend away from the farm
16 hours surrounded by my animals, and spending time thinking/planning what's next
40 more years, or MORE to enjoy my life!

June 7, 2011 at 4:48 PM  
Blogger yarrow said...

this is completely awesome. love it!

35 laying hens
two roosters
25 broiler chickens
6 year-old turkeys
40 turkey pullets
9 meat rabbits
1 great pyrennees livestock guardian dog
1/4 acre vegetable garden, largely featuring beans & corn this year, along with lots of other veggies
2 herb gardens (one sun, one shade)
1 asparagus patch
1 irrigated field
uncounted volunteer sunberry plants
22 fruit & nut trees
5 new blackberry bushes
3 raspberries
1 black currant bush
1 pomegranate
1 mexican elder
1 serviceberry
1 greenhouse
1 solar-powered well
9 magnificent old Cottonwood trees
1 really magnificent compost pile
two spoiled housecats
two Volkswagens, "Lily" and "Hector"
1 1985 Land Cruiser, "Dietrich"
1 battered old Ford farm truck, "Henry"
three men (34, 38 and 48)
two women (34 and 35)
three interns (this week, 22, 27 and 52)
one soon-to-be baby boy (due in 6 weeks)

June 7, 2011 at 5:24 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

Some number of bees (no time to count)
4 needy goats
80-some-odd laying hens
3 roosters
11 broilers
5 bronze turkeys
1 lonely rabbit
1 Great Pyrenees (LOVER)
1 German Shepherd (FIGHTER)
1 corgi-beagle (CRAB)
1 blackmouth cur (GOOD BOY)
1 fiesty housecat
8 raised beds
1 large in-ground garden area
1 REALLY. ANGRY. GUINEA.
1 39 year old farmer
1 42 year old farmer's husband
not nearly enough homebrew
1 GIANT, BLAZING SUN.

This is fun. :)

June 7, 2011 at 5:26 PM  
Blogger The Bee Lady said...

27 laying chickens
6 zebra finches
2 saffron finches
1 pug
1 husband
1 wife
and 1 baby still in utero.

June 7, 2011 at 5:27 PM  
Blogger Rurality said...

1 bee colonoy
13 pullets
1 beef steer
1 rabbit
6 raised beds
3 blueberry bushes
3 gooseberry bushes
152 worms in a bucket
1 banjo
1 strumstick
3 strapping boys
1 Me
1 Wonderful Him

June 7, 2011 at 5:50 PM  
Blogger Mustard Moon Farm said...

2 young boys (and another due in September!)
1 husband
1 wife (me)
1 Mastiff/Lab mix guard dog
1 old Shi-tzhu
9 laying hens
25 eleven week old pullets
1 young rooster
25 three-day old meat birds (2nd batch for the year!)
4 Pearl Guineas
2 Mini-Hereford/Scottish Higland cross heifers
1 mini-hereford steer named "T-bone"
1 Hampshire barrow named "Ham"
1 Duroc barrow named "Bacon"
2 tiny barn kittens
1 pregnant barn cat
1 HUGE garden filled with:
Heirloom watermelons,
H cantaloupes
rhubarb,
garic,
H tomatoes
bell peppers,
H Pumpkins,
birdhouse gourds,
smallbgourds,
H beans,
broccoli,
3 different kinds potatoes in long rows,
H cucumbers,
summer squash,
rainbow chard,
2 different kinds lettuce,
spinach,
failed carrot patch,
2 apple trees,
Asparagus patch,
10 acres of long-awaited heaven on earth-
and more I'm sure I'm forgetting at the moment.

So fun to read everyone's roll-calls! Thanks, Jenna!

June 7, 2011 at 5:57 PM  
OpenID JustAnotherGraphicsGirl said...

7 horses
2 min. donkeys
2 goats
4 very spoiled dogs
3 calves
stocked fishing pond
35 acres
2 hay fields (yep - made first cuttin Friday night after work)
1 garden that increases in size every day
165 year old farm house
barn about as old
2 fools with full time jobs away from farm trying to take care of everything (need Paula's beer)

June 7, 2011 at 5:58 PM  
Blogger whitnjoey said...

11 escaping sheep:
1 big merino ram
4 merino lambs
1 merino ewe who will eat anything
2 flighty merino ewes
1 border leicester ewe named "Phyllis" and her lamb that the neighbors told us they call "Fatty"
6 laying hens
1 rooster
1 pet rabbit
1 black lab (couch dweller)
2 24 year old newlyweds
1 large garden
Too many rusty John Deere tractors for the wife's liking
Great neighbors who will call you at work and tell you the sheep have escaped
1 recipe for Grandma Pinky's macaroni and cheese

June 7, 2011 at 6:35 PM  
Blogger The Weekend Homesteader said...

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June 7, 2011 at 6:36 PM  
Blogger The Weekend Homesteader said...

1 girl
1 boy
3 cats
5 hens
1 bee hive
2 angora rabbits
Fruits: blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, 2 fig trees, 1 meyer lemon, 1 orange tree, 4 blueberry bushes, 1 peach tree, 2 apple trees, 1 loquat tree, 1 banana
Garden: spread all over my front and back yards: eggplants, yellow squash, zucchini, garden huckleberries, ground cherries, peppers, swiss chard, cucumbers, pole beans, lima beans, mexican sour gherkins, winter squash, various annual and perennial herbs, beets, melons , carrots, , tomatoes

June 7, 2011 at 6:38 PM  
Blogger Rachael said...

3 Roosters
18 laying hens
12 chicks
7 meat chickens (in the freezer)
5 angora rabbits
2 alpaca (1 not born yet)
1 Old English Sheep dog
butternut squash
jalapenos
broccoli
okra (maybe)
carrots
bean of variety
tomatoes
potatoes
beets
onions
parsley
cilantro
stevia (another maybe)
1 woman
1 man
and hoping for meat rabbits, sheep, more alpaca, pygora goats, and our own place!

June 7, 2011 at 6:42 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

2 Awesome children
1 Handsome husband
2 Jack russell/Chihuahua mixes
2 Grey cats
3 Chickens
1 Tiny garden
Bunches of blackberry bushes
1 Happy suburban homestead
Me

June 7, 2011 at 6:48 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Maker said...

1 driveway-turned-garden
5 tiny ninjas (children)
1 spotty dog
3 spoiled cats
1 bratty bunny
10 little fluffballs (future flock)
raspberries
strawberries
2 cherry trees
2 raised herb beds
yellow budgie named Tweety (go figure)

All overseen by a single mama who has very clearly lost her mind...that or she just needs a farm!

June 7, 2011 at 7:01 PM  
Blogger bdalward said...

10 pullets (first eggs to come in a month or two)
5 barn cats
1 indoor cat (wish it was a barn cat)
2 dogs..pyrenees and black lab
wild rabbits
barn raccoons (at least until we can relocate them)
5 raised garden beds with:
lettuce
spinach
onions

broccoli
peas
tomatoes (3 kinds)
peppers (3 kinds)
cucumbers (2 kinds)
eggplant
potatoes
green beans
beets
herbs
2 apple trees
3 blueberry bushes (new this year)
two huge gooseberry bushes
strawberry patch
sunflowers
loads of native grasses and perennials
huge fabric stash for quilt-making
lovely clay wood-fired pizza oven (son and I made it)
one 66 yr old husband (retired farmer)
21 yr. old married son (college student)
myself, an energetic 58 yr. old woman

June 7, 2011 at 7:22 PM  
Blogger bdalward said...

....forgot to add I would consider keeping bees, but I'm allergic to them.

June 7, 2011 at 7:25 PM  
Blogger Mrs. N said...

1 Romney weather
12 laying hens
3 roosters
8 rooster/ dinners
3 Rex rabbits
1 California /NZ
1 cat
5 apple trees
1 pear tree
lots of tomatoes and perennial flowers all mixed together this year
1 small strip of herbs
3 bottles of dandelion wine
1 cute little cottage in the midst of reno
1 2 year old boy
1 8 month old girl
1 25 year old man
1 27 year old woman

June 7, 2011 at 7:28 PM  
Blogger Andy said...

1,000 redworms
4 honeyberry bushes
1 comfrey patch
1 spearmint patch
2 mint patches
7 raised vegetable beds
6 heirloom tomato plants
2 Cascade hop plants
1 man

June 7, 2011 at 7:44 PM  
Blogger shepherdkelly said...

one vegetable garden
one raspberry bush
one blackberry bush
one grape vine
2 14 yr old black labs
1 wannabe farmer

June 7, 2011 at 7:57 PM  
Blogger Teresa said...

2 Container gardens (tomatoes)
3 Perennial beds (all plants dug from friends' gardens)
2 seed feeders
1 hummingbird feeder
Lots of cardinals, mockingbirds, nuthatches and chickadees
3 Gray squirrels
2 Chipmunks
1 Rabbit
1 Snake
Lots of books
2 Sewing machines
1 Rescue mutt
1 Woman

June 7, 2011 at 8:19 PM  
Blogger Trish said...

5 fabulous acres
10 hives of hardworking bees
7 laying hens
2 dogs
1 cat
1 snake
3 raised vegetable beds
1 raised strawberry bed
4 grapevines
7 apple trees
4 pear trees
1 cherry tree
1 lemon tree
24 solar panels
2 water barrels
1 home-made windmill
5 kids (18,16,14,11,8)
1 husband - my Renaissance man!
1 wife (me)

June 7, 2011 at 8:21 PM  
Blogger doglady said...

23 laying hens (RIR, NHR, Austrolorp, Buff Orpington, Silver Laced Wyandottes, and Partridge Rocks soon to be joined by 4 Dominiques and hopefully others before winter
50 Rainbow Ranger meat chickens on order
4 Standard Bronze Turkeys
3 Silver Fox Doe Rabbits
3 Silver Fox Buck Rabbits
4 kits
4 German Shepherds ages 10, 8, 6, and 8 months.
2 Maine Coon Cats
10 Prudens Purple tomatoes
10 Brandywine tomatoes
18 San Marzano tomatoes
2 Gold cherry tomatoes
2zuchinni
2 Canary peppers
18 Patty Pan Squash
45 broccoli
12 kale
30 Basil
20 Potato plants deliberately planted in the compost
10 x 10 beautiful Garlic
Rhubarb taking over
Rows of carrots, parsnips, lettuce, beets, yellow beans, green beans
1 65 year old woman to care for all of it and run a boarding kennel

June 7, 2011 at 8:31 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

15,000 bees
3000 sq feet in garden (seriously, its kind of crazy.)
3 raspberry brambles
3 blueberry bushes
1 cat
3 children (what? free labor! ha ha ha, okay, so the 2 year old sits in the strawberry patch and eats all the strawberries and the 4 year old..well. he seems to make it a game of how far he can jump off the pile of mulch we've got sitting at the base of our driveway. The other child is still incubating.)
1 man, the primary beekeeper
1 woman, the primary planter and harvest/preserving planner

June 7, 2011 at 8:32 PM  
Blogger Frenchie said...

4 horses
4 dogs
8 old laying hens
7 baby chicks
1 nectaplum tree
2 orange trees
1 lemon tree
1 fig tree
2 pomegranate tree
11 vegetable beds
47 yr. old hubby
42 yr. old wife
18 yr. old daughter apprenticing on an organic farm in VA.
15 yr. old son
3 Ford F-250 trucks

June 7, 2011 at 8:38 PM  
Blogger Bountiful Roses said...

no bees YET
4 laying hens
6 10 week old pullets
1 banty mom and
1 banty chick
1 dog
3 cats
9 raised beds
6 blueberry bushes
1 strawberry bed
raspberries
blackberries
1 fig tree
200 roses
1 old man - him
1 old lady - me
1 daughter in the house
1 son and daughter-in-law in the cottage
1 house
1 cottage
no partridge in a pear tree

June 7, 2011 at 8:42 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

Such fun!

40 bonsai trees.
3 large veggie plots.
One large flower/herb garden.
Three wonderful shade trees.
4 baby robins and lots of wild birds.
One piano.
Lots of homemade jams and canned goods.
Two fish.
Three funny felines.
1 grown son.
1 man.
1 woman.

All on a suburban lot only 35 feet wide!

June 7, 2011 at 8:55 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Goyle said...

One 9-year-old son (I now know more about Pokemon than I ever wanted to)
One 5-year-old daughter (loves fairies!)
One 3-year-old son (Thomas the Train is his thing)
One proterty owner who isn't so nice
Zero garden in the ground (see note about property owner; I don't want to plant anything of value here if I'm not staying)
One pot of kitchen herbs
One tomato plant to go in a nice container soon now that we are finally frost free (gotta love the Canadian Prairies; I can't plant anything outside before Victoria Day/Memorial Day)
Zero backyard chickens (prohibited by Calgary municipal bylaw)
Plans to buy acreage within a year or two
One new job (YAY!! No more starving single parent student!!)
One wonderful, understanding, supportive partner who has been with me for the past 3.5 years of this crazy ride
One copy of Made From Scratch
One copy of Chick Days
One future copy of the forthcoming book
More copies of Mother Earth News than I can count (using them as planning references for the aforementioned acreage)
Me

June 7, 2011 at 8:58 PM  
Blogger goatldi said...

40 dairy goats spoiled to excess.
11 laying hens plus one Bantam who runs the place Size Matters-
2 barn cats who run a catch and release mouse program.
1 eleven year old Great Pyrenees who keeps everyone safe from harm.
1 19 month old English Setter who either provides comic relief or great agony depending on her mood.
6 house cats who lead the life of Riley.
1 husband who cleans barns, raises veggies, "logger" of downed trees in said goat pens, who still after 40 years makes me smile.
1 older goat lady who wouldn't trade a moment of the last 40 years for all the alfalfa on the West Coast.

June 7, 2011 at 9:06 PM  
Blogger Noël McNeil said...

5 Sheep coming this Fall ;)
1 Dog
1 Cat
Husband
Me
Son
Daughter

*We just moved into our house so next summer, Lord willing, my roll call will be much more impressive!

June 7, 2011 at 9:25 PM  
Blogger Bridey said...

2 chickens
1 dog
1 cat
1 28-year-old man
1 28-year-old woman

In the future I'd like my roll call to include bees, cows, donkeys and more dogs! And a garden (the chickens ate my last one)

June 7, 2011 at 9:27 PM  
Blogger KimT said...

amazing Jenna! What a call higher!

June 7, 2011 at 9:54 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

7 laying hens
6 two month old pullets
1 dog
1 cat
3 kittens
12 fruit trees
a large garden (no separate beds)
8 blueberry bushes
a mountain full of raspberries and
blackberries
pond with bluegills and bass

June 7, 2011 at 10:15 PM  
Blogger Jean said...

5 laying hens
30 baby chicks (20 meat and 10 new layers)
25x75 veggie garden:
(beans, peas, corn, squash, potatoes, asparagus, chives, dill, rhubarb, lettuce, spinach, carrots, kohlrabi, onions, peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, cucumbers, watermelon and some flowers)
2 raised beds
1 small pond
Relocated peonies that are finally going to have lots of blooms
Several perennial beds
6 Apple trees
3 Blueberry bushes
2 compost bins
2 chicken coops
1 small barn in renovation
1 exuberant Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
1 very large black & white cat
2 small children
1 hardworking 30 yr old hubby
me, 29 and hoping to expand!

Bees are next!

June 7, 2011 at 11:34 PM  
Blogger Holly said...

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June 7, 2011 at 11:45 PM  
Blogger Holly said...

2 roo's
18 hens
32 cheeps
3 ducks
5 cats
2 border collies
10 blueberry bushes
15 raspberry bushes
1 large garden
2 peach trees
3 perennial beds
2 horses
2 sheep (on the way)
30,000,000 mice
2 little girls
1 man
and 1 woman

June 7, 2011 at 11:46 PM  
Blogger Tiffrz-N-Kidz said...

1 ornamental Malti-Poo
1 walkabout Beaglemix
1 Box-it sturdy enough to learn to pull
2 haughty cats
3 raised bed gardens with 'maters, peppers and oakra
1 hidden herb garden
1 retired racehorse learning that I mean it when I use a half-halt
20 or so chickens, laying and otherwise (2 in the fridge)
1 lone turkey
1 DD 11yrs
1 DS 8yrs
1 me 45yrs

June 7, 2011 at 11:47 PM  
Blogger Kathleen Stoltzfus said...

60 silky chickens
8 sheep
2 American Buff geese
2 Standard Schnauzers (aka "the destroyers")
6,000 square feet of intensively planted market garden
2,500 square feet of greenhouse
1 stand at a 3-day-a-week year-round farmers market
1 art studio
1 tired 50 year old woman

June 8, 2011 at 6:56 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

6 beautiful acres
Too many black walnut trees
no livestock
6 apple trees
3 peach trees
5 loaded blueberry bushes
100 raspberry bushes
1 thornless blackberry bushes
1 rhubarb plant
10 rows of corn
50 heirloom tomato plants
50 various pepper plants
green beans, cucumbers, spaghetti
squash, zucchini,yellow squash,
birdhouse gourds, lots of herbs
hundreds of perrennials
lots of flowers in pots
1 pantry full of last years bounty
1 freezer full too
2 cats
1 handsome, hardworking man
1 achy backed, hardworking woman

June 8, 2011 at 7:28 AM  
Blogger Tealah said...

50 foot garden (tomatoes, onions, squash, green beans, bell and banana peppers, lettuce, cukes, watermelons, pumpkins, cantelope)

8 young chicks (2 red sex-links, 4 welsummers, 2 partridge rocks)

2 turkey poults (1 bourbon red and 1 ??)

2 quarter horses

2 dogs

1 male tabby cat

1 four-year-old boy

1 twenty-three-year-old husband

1 twenty-three-year-old me

June 8, 2011 at 7:50 AM  
Blogger Hound Doggy said...

2 strawberry patches
2 tomatoes
4 green peppers
1 egg plant
1 peach tree
2 blue berries
1 black berry
14 cats
2 dogs (fur children)
1 41 year old gal

June 8, 2011 at 10:25 AM  
Blogger Anna Banana said...

5 Hereford heifers
1 miniature horse named Dallas
21 Navajo Churro sheep
10 Navajo Churro lambs
3 E. Friesian dairy sheep
2 Alpine dairy goats
3 Bronze turkey poults
3 Midget White turkeys
2 Cornish rock meat pullets
9 Araucana and Dominique pullets
5 laying hens - Delawares and Araucanas
1 Doberman Pincher
2 farm cats
a huge garden
abundant pear and apple trees
1 man
1 woman
1 child named Alice

June 8, 2011 at 1:02 PM  
Blogger kylieps said...

That's awesome Jenna. Quite the farm!
Here: 1 border collie: Sadie
10 barn cats
3 house cats
5 beef cows
20 sheep
1 40 year old woman
2 aging parents down the road. (They're not supposed to do that!)
500 lbs of potatoes
36 squash/pumpkin plants
lots of green beans and dry beans
14 tomatoes
14 peppers
36 pea plants
lots of 5 different types of kale
wild blackberries and raspberries
lots of rhubarb

June 8, 2011 at 2:07 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

7 laying hens
1 grandma
1 mama
1 dad
3 kids, 14, 10, 4
2 cats
1 bunny (pet, as opposed to rabbit)
one nest of yellow warblers with 3 newly-hatched "chicklings" (says the 4yo) right outside the window!
goldfish & frog pond
3 fallow garden beds :( rain, cold, and too much outside the home work

June 8, 2011 at 5:15 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

Ok, here goes:

1 big ole garden
6 apple trees
3 pear trees
6 grape vines
2 blueberry bushes
1 blackberry bush
1 cow and a bull calf
2 milk does and 3 bucklings and 1 doeling
soon to be another doeling when she is weaned. I am bartering for soap and cheese making lessons!
1 almost 4 week old ram lamb I am bottle feeding all this goat milk to
25 various laying hens, 3 roos, 6 meat birds almost ready for the freezer and 7 2 month old Buff chicks
4 Bourbon Red 1 year old hens and a tom named Harper. A few of the hens are setting on probably 500 eggs by now somewhere in the hay jungle.
6 cats
2 dogs

And I think that's all right now. Oh and a hubby, 2 daughters and 3 granddaughters that drop in sometimes to eat all this food and drink all the goat milk!

June 8, 2011 at 7:59 PM  
Blogger Mayleen said...

11 laying hens
6 dogs
5 cats
2 sheep (Shetland and Churro)
2 horses (large ponies, really)
2 fish
1 rat
1 Concord grape awaiting planting
1 rosemary bush nearly killed by said horses
1 42-yr. old woman
1 12-yr. old grrl
1 massive pile of manure waiting to be a garden
Infinite dreams of farming

June 8, 2011 at 11:49 PM  
Blogger Westfarm Goat Mom said...

59 laying pullets
14 meat chicks
17 laying hens
11 bantams
2 roosters
32 milk goats/pets
10 month-old kids
3 breeding bucks
1 Shetland sheep
10 barn cats
3 house cats
3 dogs
3 raised beds of veggies planted
1 herb garden
1 49+ year old woman
1 60+ year old husband
8 wanna-be-farmer urban female helpers
1 wanna-be-goat farmer 8 year old helper

June 9, 2011 at 8:39 AM  
Blogger redbird said...

1 quarter horse
3 dogs (one ultimate guard dog, 1 first class hunting dog, and one apprentice hunting dog)
1 rabbit
2 cats (injured barn cats who became farmhouse mousers)
And of course bunch of fruit trees and veggies

...used to be more, but the current crew and I get buy just fine!

June 9, 2011 at 1:17 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

3 dogs
3 cats
1 banty rooster
12 laying hens
several raised beds with:
potatoes
chard
lettuce
peas
green beans
herbs
strawberries
chives
rhubarb
in the ground:
tomatoes
squash
raspberries
blackberries
4 apple trees
2 peach trees
3 plum trees
2 cherry trees
2 apricot trees
2 pear trees
2 persimmon trees
1 woman
1 man

June 10, 2011 at 12:34 AM  
Blogger Helois said...

118 just planted apple trees
22 soon to be laying hens
5 roosters (oooppsss)
2 turkeys (Bronze)
2 pear tree's
1 dog Lab mix
1 puppy springer spaniel
1 indoor cat
1 garden that has
peas and strawberries and corn

June 10, 2011 at 7:46 PM  
Blogger Backwoods Woman said...

10 laying hens
23 meat chickens (soon to be butchered and another 25 to be delivered)
2 rabbits
5 garden beds
10 tires filled with potatoes or tomatoes
2 watermelon patches
3 dogs of questionable heritage
2 cats
3 Eskimos
1 white woman (that'd be me) :-)

June 12, 2011 at 9:56 PM  
Blogger Allie said...

12 tomato plants
9 sunflowers
8 Ancona ducks
6 laying hens
6 meat chickens (+1 in the freezer)
5 baby FAs
5 raspberry bushes
4 pullets
4 full grown french angoras
3 rats
1 Dingo
1 rooster
1 wounded pullet, recovering nicely in my yarn studio
1 peach tree
1 6x6 herb garden
1 20x20 veg garden
1 husband
me

June 13, 2011 at 12:22 PM  

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