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Farm Name: Hidden Meadow Farm

Year Farm Established: 1998

Location: Reidsville, NC

Years I’ve been farming: 15 years

Animals I raise: Horses
Chickens


Crops I grow: Hay

Hobbies I enjoy: Horseback riding
Gardening
Pottery
Drawing


Club/Associations memberships: Rockingham County Potters Guild

The proudest moment on my farm: Was when we were able to open our farm up to the young people of our church for gatherings.

Pets: Bugger our 26 year old QH
Punkin our Shetland Pony
Many cats with many names




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  Hey, its been awhile. The farm has been dry, but I think thats all about to change. We had a pond built in early summer and have been waiting for rain since.
Our lives have been changed forever with the birth of our first grandchild. Abie-Grace was born September 8th and has already mad us exhausted. My Husband can hardly wait for her to help Pop collect eggs.
Whats going on in N.C.? How are your parents? Did your daughter have a great trip? Miss hearing from you, hope to hear soon.

Come visit me, "Double B".

10/28/2010 02:04.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Prayer request accepted
We've taken many cruises and love it. I know she will have a great time! But I know your fear, we went thru that when our oldest graduated from college last year and went on a cruise without us. I have added her to my prayer list as you requested. How are your parents? I look forward to pictures of your raised bed. Something I might want to try in the future.

Come visit me, "Double B".

05/20/2010 08:17.24 PM Report This Comment  
  chickens
How are the new chickens? I've seen the polish ones at sale barns they are neat. Hope your family is doing well. I know you are busy this time of year as we are.
Put some spring pictures on this site, I bet your farm is beautiful year round.

Come visit me, "Double B".

05/16/2010 07:16.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Friends
My husband gets the emails from this site and always tells me, your friend from NC blogged you. I look forward to your little updates.
We are incubating eggs that should hatch by the end of the week. These are barred rocks, I want some Cuckoo Marans. They lay chocolate eggs.
I don't know if our jenny has took yet. The gestation period is 1 year. So I am trying to really pay attention to her attitude toward the Jack. That will give me an indication of when to expect our little one.
Until later God Bless and know that you are in my prayers.

Come visit me, "Double B".

04/26/2010 11:34.10 AM Report This Comment  
  Full of blessings
The farm is coming alive! I can relate to tending to aging parents, my husband and I have tended to both sets, and count it a blessing. We would have so many regrets had we not had that opportunity. Our parents are gone now but we feel them everyday on the farm. They all would have loved our farm.
We are trying to break some green horses, and had a few buck offs today. I am so glad we have some young men to ride for me, because at 46, my body doesn't heal like it used to.
Beautiful calm after the storms went thru yesterday.
God is in control.

Come visit me, "Double B".

04/25/2010 05:25.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Folks
Everything is green!!The hay field is growing and I am running low on hay. It will not be long before we will be cutting it.People think I am crazy but I love Hay season.I am getting some age on me and I know I will suffer after getting it all up.New Chicks on the farm,Buff and Golden Laced Polish.A real change from the traditional ones I have gotten in the past.All the horses are shedding like crazy and look a little scruffy right now.I must get busy and brush them. I love SPRING.

Come visit me, Hidden Meadow Farm.

04/14/2010 06:01.33 AM Report This Comment  
  I bet it is bitter cold up your way. It is really cold here. We too have to carry water from the house to the small animals. Even then its frozen in a short time. Still I am thankful for the cold, hopefully it will help with the insects in the summer. We are still trying to clean up from christmas.

Come visit me, "Double B".

01/12/2010 11:08.21 AM Report This Comment  
  This morning I had on three layers of clothes in order to go outside.I could not survive without my coveralls and my carthart jacket and of course long johns.The thing about long johns once you start wearing them you have to continue until spring.I wonder who invented long johns? lol Have a great day folks.

Come visit me, Hidden Meadow Farm.

01/10/2010 07:29.58 AM Report This Comment  
  It is Christmas Eve and I am finally ready.Snow is still covering the ground and we are feeding lots of hay.It has been so enjoyable seeing old friends, laughing and talking. Merry Christmas everyone from here at Hidden Meadow.

Come visit me, Hidden Meadow Farm.

12/24/2009 04:38.47 AM Report This Comment  
  No, it has rained too much this year. Parking would be a nightmare! I bought a mini donkey this weekend, still preparing to one year have my nativity.

Come visit me, "Double B".

12/22/2009 05:28.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Beautiful place
I too dream of having the youth over for a get together, my dream is to have a live nativity.
I am collecting animals, and have been told I can
use a friends camel. It will be exciting, when I
am able to accomplish this.

Come visit me, "Double B".

11/02/2009 06:31.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Thank you!
I appreciate the comments and thank you for visiting me. Your farm looks so serene. That is my hope one day to be able to open up our farm to our church families to come and go as they need family time to "get back to the basics of life". I share your joy!
Oh and by the way...give Punkin a big hug from Ohio! You gotta love those minis.
Many more blessings being sent your way!

Come visit me, Stonegate Farm.

10/13/2009 10:59.19 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Everyone
Well its beginning to really feel like Fall here in NC. The trees are already starting to turn and the mornings and nights are chilly. Lots of festivals every weekend about. Its a great time of year.My animals sense the change also.The chickens are going to bed earlier and the horses feel extra frisky.They look so pretty in their new coats for winter.It is always a good feeling to know you have lots of good hay in the barn and some wood cut to keep you warm.I am very thankful...God is Good!!

Come visit me, Hidden Meadow Farm.

10/04/2009 06:37.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey thanks for the comments!
I live in the middle of the city, a few minutes from downtown Denver. We don't have to worry about deer too much. But I suggest using raised beds. They are the key to saving tons of time and energy for improvement. We practice a no dig approach called "Sheet Mulching". Google it. Basically we start by laying card board,(free on craigslist daily) Line it up all along the area you are putting the raised beds. Then layer leaves or straw, (mulch, non wood) with alternating soil until the bed if full. Here is a You tube link so you can go immerse yourself in the visual.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0NrRCNHI-U

This concept made sense to me because in nature there is no rototillers, except for your worms, when you dig up the soil the worms are traumatized. These guys make your garden grow. In essence when you sheet mulch you are making a worm bed. So feel free to transplant some worms. This is a key ingredient to every growing thing in our garden.

The other great thing about permaculture is it completely stomps out the weeds! No more crawling around in the heat and humidity, with contempt for living things!
(Weeding cracks me up, especially when it comes to dandelions, the greens in spring make for good salad)

I am all about keeping it simple, so I don't burn out on the garden by August.

Your farm is beautiful by the way!
I hope you make the most of it.

Tim

Come visit me, Tindle Farms.

09/12/2009 11:21.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Wow, fresh cut hay...
We did not get a lot of hay cuttings this year or a lot of other crops this year. Like to see green pastures. Nice looking place from the pictures. thanks for saying hello.

Come visit me, Lazy W Ranch.

09/09/2009 07:08.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi,
Thank you for being the first to welcome me! I've got 2 stepdaughters in NC,traveled there a lot.Also 2 friends in different regions.What a variety of landscapes your state has.Asheville is my choice of the places I've seen

Come visit me, Blakers Acres.

08/24/2009 04:21.40 PM Report This Comment  
  I love you house! I have always wanted a log house. I like you horses too.=)

Come visit me, Lyndsie.

08/16/2009 12:15.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Everyone thanks for the compliments on my home.Sometimes living in a log home includes an occasional bat or honey bee. We have had raccoons peering into our back door at times.We love it most of the time.

Come visit me, Hidden Meadow Farm.

08/14/2009 06:19.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi
What a pretty home you have.

Come visit me, The Chicken Ranch, Goats R Us, DM Cattle company & DeVore Ranch.

08/13/2009 12:51.34 PM Report This Comment  
  What a beautiful home

Come visit me, Brent & Kim Wessel.

08/13/2009 12:10.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Welcome
What breed of chickens to you have?

Come visit me, The Homestead.

08/13/2009 11:55.33 AM Report This Comment  

 



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