What is the one thing that I have said is always the constant in our crazy, hectic life? Change. Here we are once again, shifting gears and pushing forward. Some of you, that follow a long on my Facebook page or read the last post already know that we were in the process of moving and now we are pretty much done with that. A few of our things are still at the other house but will be moved shortly. We didn't move far, actually just a mile away from our little house. We bought where we used to milk cows from Dan's parents. Was some upgrades space wise going from a three bedroom to a four, soon to be five bedroom house and having actual barns for the animals. Downfall is the remodeling projects are starting over again.
We did gain a little extra land as well seeing we kept all but five of the acres at the other place. Let, me say though, if anyone ever hears me say I'm bored slap me because I miss being bored now. We have begun the work to switch things over from the past dairy farm to the future business we want to pursue. So far, the old milkhouse has been converted into new store front with space to expand and possibly take on other vendors in a consignment sort of way. We have started rotating animals through different pastures, except for the calves who are learning to be independent beings by being weaned off their mothers. We have a few late calves expected coming soon. What used to be the milk pump room/utility room is now my own soap making, candle pouring location. I'm looking forward to having space to make products, that is not inside my kitchen. Besides the store end and moving the house stuff the end of the milk cow barn era has come as we pulled the last free-stall loops from the barn. Though, we have a lot on our plates now hopefully everything begins to come together quickly. Nothing quite like starting something else stressful in the middle of my school year but the end is in sight for that too. Eventually, all the pieces will fall into place and work out how we want. I attached some recent pictures to this post, feel free to scroll down. Thank You1
Hi, I am Mandy Onesti originally the author/blogger of Ponytails and Cow Trails. Which I had started to bring people closer to the life on the homestead. Running two websites, a house full of kids and a small farm, made me decide to conjoin my websites. I have a lifelong background in Agriculture and have worked on everything from rotational grazing organic farms to large scale dairy farms. I now run a small herd of beef cattle and strive for a sustainable lifestyle. Thank you for joining me.