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This is it! The new home in “the middle of no-where” Beryl, Utah.

Farm update… what’s getting planted, what’s growing

Mid-April, and beautiful weather makes it real tempting to plant faster than planned.  After all, the sooner we get things planted, the sooner they can grow, and the  faster we can have  a greater assortment of veggies for Farmers’ Market, right?

Not so fast, rookie.

It might be 80 degrees in the afternoon, but with blue skies, not a cloud in sigh… the temperature can easily drop below freezing by dawn of the next morning. All it takes is a storm moving east hundreds of miles away and let it’s little cold tail swing through the atmosphere… and boom, we’re below freezing.

At over 5000 feet elevation, the surface cools much faster. Add to the fact there is next to no concrete or blacktop, no large trees, or massive shrubs, and the air simply goes up, up, and up. The faster it leaves, the colder it gets.

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Roosters get surprize… meet neighbor’s freezer

Totally natural chickensYesterday, our neighbors came to collect the five roosters we had promised them. They are going their freezer, so we agreed to help butcher them.

Now, Bonnie and Ray are in the process of building their own home to the  west of us. We have been in awe of their skills ever since we moved here. While they are retired, they’re not slowing down at all. From digging their own basement, to pouring the foundations, to putting in their own septic, framing their house (somewhere around 3000 sq ft), to finishing the inside… and on and on.

So butchering chickens should be a snap.

Not so fast… First off, Bonnie was traumatized as a small child by a rooster who attacked her. Her fear has continued to this day. While she was willing to supervise, she wanted no part of this process.

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Now, we’re truly “Four Country Gals!”

First things first… Shari has to go shopping for boots, coat, hat and gloves. It’s really cold and snowy here. That means a trip to Cedar City, and Cal Ranch. Here she gets outfitted for the cold, long Utah winter.

With Christmas just a week away, Shari and Sarah, have a whole new family. To celebrate, Shari’s continuing the story on her blog at “Shari’s Gone Country!

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  • Goats helping photographer
    Hey, we'd love to help you take your pictures.
  • Coco's little calf born July 30, 2014
    Coco's little calf born July 30, 2014.
  • Cindy feeding Chaffhaye
  • working in the kitchen
    Bev recording milk weights, Shari stirring the Cajeta
  • The first two little doelings.
    The first two little doelings.
  • Mom with Thor
    Mom is cuddling our new buckling, Thor.
  • cargo trailer
    Our Farmer's Market cargo trailer.
  • Hand digging trench
    Shari pitches in and digs up broken water line.


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