Last year sure had its challenges. We found ourselves staying at home more, adapting to learning online, adapting to visiting with loved ones online, making more purchases online, attending church online and avoiding as much human contact as we could stand. I am typically an introvert. I enjoy my times of isolation and quiet as … Continue reading 2021 Here We Come
Why do we raise red wattles? Well, there is not a short answer. It would probably be best if I describe what a red wattle pig is.... Red wattle pigs were first discovered and bred for domestication in east Texas in the 1960's. They have been reported in the US since the 1800's but remained … Continue reading Wattle what?
It is holiday season. We begin to reflect on holidays past. We fondly remember the friends and family we have been blessed with and the time we shared. We remember the good times, good friends and the food.... At Larkinsburg Livestock & Farms we are very tied to tradition. We farm today similarly to the … Continue reading Tradition
It has been nearly a year since I last blogged and the title was What A Year! I find this ironic given that today's date is November 8, 2020 and I thought last year was crazy and eventful! God sure has a sense of humor. This year has undeniably been the craziest year in my … Continue reading Small Town America
2019 started off calm and uneventful. Things began to change quickly starting in March! First, we acquired our 4H pigs, Beasley and Baxter. They were a fun addition to our family. Beasley was a Duroc and loved to have her belly rubbed. Baxter was a crossbred and he loved to push Beasley out of the … Continue reading 2019, What A Year!
It is once again that magic time of year when the row crops are harvested. For those of you have not experienced this I will try and describe this to you. Typical grain trucks First lets talk about the equipment. Grain is now being hauled in semi-trucks and hopper bottom trailers. Most farms need one … Continue reading Stop….Harvest time…
So, what's knew with the Koelms? We are growing! No! I am not having another child. However, we have collected more four legged friends! We picked up Brooke's 4H pigs the 1st weekend in March. She named them Baxter & Beazley and they have adapted well. Beazley is a Duroc gilt and Baxter is a … Continue reading Rabbits, Pigs, and Cows Oh My!
So, moving to the country has opened my eyes and my nose to different experiences. Some of them have been good and some of them have been not so good. The good experiences include beautiful sunrises, the smell of wildflowers, more family time, the smell of fresh overturned dirt (Yes, I am weird, but I … Continue reading Phew! What’s that smell?
Our weekend was jam packed. I spent Friday evening helping an amazing group of women decorate for the 1st Annual Daddy Daughter Dance. Four hours of pink, purple, stars and moons made for a gorgeous dance floor! Darin and Dalton spent the evening getting thing ready with our 4H families for the steer weigh in … Continue reading Dancing, Cattle, and Football That’s What This Weekend Was Made Of…
We moved away from the family farm a little over 14 years ago. We gave up our dream of moving to the farm....