Pallet and Park Bench Hay Feeder

We’re having a mini heat wave here in Ohio (above-freezing temps two days in a row). So, since we had help with the boys yesterday, Tom & I finally found time to build a new hay feeder and I’m really proud of our handiwork! I sourced the materials, designed it and...

Josie (6.20.03 – 11.15.17)

When I'm not hanging out with family, I enjoy alone time and friends who are low maintenance. The kind you might only talk to once in awhile, but with whom you can always pick up right where you left off. Josie was that kind of friend. When she was mad she would hiss...

Fall Farm Update (2017)

Two months since my last post and I’m so happy to be writing again. I really enjoy using this blog as a journal and an outlet to share what’s going on at the farm and in our lives! Things have gotten a little (ok, a lot) more hectic around here lately with the...

A Promise of Pokeberry Dye

I first heard about pokeweed in one of my Facebook homesteading groups. Someone there had posted a photo of a plant like the one I had just noticed growing between our two little cabins by the pond. It seemed to spring up overnight and was over three and a half feet...

Happy Birthday, Iroquois!

Someone turns SIX today! Our favorite boy, Iroquois. (Wait, did I say favorite? Are we allowed to have a favorite alpaca?) Iroquois is such a handsome boy with a beautiful light fawn fleece and we are so happy to have such quality future herdsire here on the farm....

Pasture & Dry Lot Setup

It's two months today since our fiber boys were delivered to their new home here at Mossycup Farm. They seem to be getting settled and we’re finally focusing on some things other than farm setup (like preparing for our next son’s arrival). For awhile there, we were...

Mommy’s Day Off

I just took a shower and sat down with a delicious (half-full) cup of black, dark roast, fully-caffeinated coffee. It’s Wednesday! The sacred day we’ve agreed that my parents will watch our 2-year old son each week while I catch up on mommy stuff. There’s no “just...

Our Other Two-Year Old: Tribute

There's cause for celebration today at Mossycup Farm. One of our fiber boys is turning TWO! He’s been a part of our farm family since May and despite his adolescent attitude, we’re pretty fond of him already. Tribute “Boo” was born on July 8th, 2015 in nearby Newark,...

It Starts with a Dream

Here I sit. Typing my first incredible blog post! Getting all bloggity in the blogosphere. Truly though, I have no clue what I'm doing. It doesn’t seem like it should be such a challenge to get words onto a page and it definitely isn’t for a lack of things to say, but...