When the weather looks like this…you don’t mind staying inside and cleaning out a closet or two, watching a TV show you usually wouldn’t in the middle of the day, but mostly ahh-ing over snow defined views from the warmth of the house… or even sorting those receipts for the dreaded tax 1040. But now these snows have melted, it’s past Ground Hog day [ MORE » ]
Tag: family vacations
To get those fat chickens to dare take a step out of the coop when there is snow on the ground, you have to shovel out a spot so they can at least see a little brown. Then throw some of yellow and brown chicken scratch out to tempt them. They still hesitate. But eat they must because they still lay big brown eggs [ MORE » ]
This is how! Elsie, 7 months old just wants an apple so baaaad. Whoops, gotta check where the snow laden tree must have fallen on the electric fence. PS Bring apples for the cows (not carrots…they are for horses) when you come to Cloud 9 Farm.
Whenever a new calf is born on Cloud 9 Farm, the renter at the time, gets to name it. Sooooo, presenting Butch, named by two sisters from Florida, looking for a macho name for this new stud. Actually, this new baby face stud will have a couple weeks reprieve before becoming a steer! I bent down to gather some baling twine with camera in [ MORE » ]
The sweet perfume of blueberry blossoms pulls the honey bees and bumble bees into the lure of sweet reward…pollinating for a cross pollinated crops for me and sweet nectar to take back to the hive for the colony. I keep 5 colonies of honeybees for this sole purpose that happens every April here at Cloud 9 Farm. It’s a little later than normal with [ MORE » ]
Colors and feelings…doesn’t bright grass green and daffodil yellow just make you feel fresh, alive, and healthy? Of course! Coming to the mountains SHOULD make you feel like that all year long. So, come! Here’s a photo of a side of Cloud 9 Relaxation Home. 4 bedrooms for a great family reunion spot.
I could rent Cloud 9 Relaxation Home and Heavenly Heavenly Hideaway cabin 10 times for this last weekend in July because of the popularity of Bele Chere, Asheville’s (and the Southeast’s) biggest and free street party. So, get your reservation plans done now! We are 15 minutes from down town Asheville. A total of 4 turns and you’re there having fun. P.S. – It [ MORE » ]
or rather…Tiki Head with White Mustache…but it does look like Elvis. Just another winter photo from Cloud 9 farm.
On these cold days at Cloud 9 Farm, the cows really look forward to a serving of warm silage, chopped fermented corn stalks with plump whole kernel corn. It steams with the composting heat in the frigid air as I shovel it in the trough. Their pleasure is evident because they bury their sensitive noses in the warmth and stir it around before taking [ MORE » ]
Goldy, the rooster, is so stoic as he waits for warmer weather up on his perch in the hen house. Got a little frostbite on those wattles, don’t you old man? It did go down to 10 last night, and even though the Cloud 9 Farm Chickens protect themselves in the wind break of the hen house, a little frostbite on those tender combs [ MORE » ]