Your E-mail:
Hobby Farms - Current Issue

Urban Farm Magazine



Page 1 of 3   Previous | Next
Farm Name: MIKE,S GWMR

Year Farm Established: 1993


Years I’ve been farming: 20 years

Crops I grow: Timber products starting carolina red june apple trees and blueberries

Hobbies I enjoy: hunting fishing shooting sports oldcars and tractors

Club/Associations memberships: NCWOODWORKS TCA FCA NRA CBA

The proudest moment on my farm: my new saw mill

Farm Motto: If it ant broke dont fix it.

Farm Blog
DescriptionDate & TimeEditDelete
  Trio comes home in 1 day after getting there horns burnt off. Also on Friday he should get 20 Iowa Blues pullets. & in 1 week 2 more pigs. No time to work in the shop.

Come visit me, The Homestead.

07/23/2014 06:19.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Well with P2 having the goat project book this year he's traded the power tools for soap making 101. He's just dabbling in the melt & pours right now because his nubian goat is now 1 yr away from being milked.

Come visit me, The Homestead.

06/30/2014 09:16.10 AM Report This Comment  
  How is the hand. Have you got the brooder fixed .I put one pix of truck with sub frame one it. mike

Come visit me, MIKE,S GWMR.

05/15/2014 02:53.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Well the brooder bite the dust. Got smaller ones but its not the same.

Come visit me, The Homestead.

04/22/2014 04:25.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hand is healing, every so s-l-o-w-l-y, but getting there.

Got 2 halters on 2 of P2's show calves.

If weather is nice (like no thunder storms) may try to was one of his show goats.

Baby pigs running around like mad things, got to watch your step.

Might of found 4 baby geese to raise for Uncle Terry. If they come in like they said they would.

4-H Achievement days is like a week away. Got to get the goats to the fair ground that day. They should be use to traveling by time the shows come for P2 and them. fingers crossed.

Hope you all have a safe Easter!

Come visit me, The Homestead.

04/08/2014 07:15.11 AM Report This Comment  
  Updated some of our pics. Are you thawed out yet?

Come visit me, The Homestead.

03/13/2014 06:02.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Glad to hear from you. Was wondering if yall were doing ok.

Come visit me, The Homestead.

01/26/2014 07:02.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey, checking on you to see if you made it through the New Year okay and to see if the artic vertex did not blow you away.

Come visit me, The Homestead.

01/07/2014 05:51.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Merry Christmas!

Come visit me, The Homestead.

12/05/2013 06:58.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Thanksgiving to yall too.

Hard freeze to night for us.

Come visit me, The Homestead.

11/27/2013 05:43.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Our Fair was last week and P2's result are up. 1 pic downloaded, too.

Doing fine, a little tired though.

Come visit me, The Homestead.

10/21/2013 07:10.41 AM Report This Comment  
  In an effort to improve our website for our visitors, we will be changing some of our service providers. We do not expect to experience any technical difficulties. However, if you are unable to access our website, please be assured it will be temporary as we transition to the new service. 10/19/2013 12:00.00 AM  
  Have you ever tried to shape the premolded molding before?

Come visit me, The Homestead.

07/03/2013 06:18.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Got the glass cut for P2's frame. He needs one more coat before we can put his coke picture in it and use the glazing points to keep in the frame.

Stained our bed over the weekend. Color isn't a point at this stage because it's just the frame. It sure is hard trying to find the thin panels of good quailty grains to put over the frame. Might have to make a fieldtrip and see what the woodshop on the other side of the river has.

Come visit me, The Homestead.

07/02/2013 08:13.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Well P2 got his 2nd layer of varnish on his frame and since Papa put of posion it came an 1" down pour and has slowed the drying time on the frame.

Haven't gotten to cut the molding yet. P2 went ahead and stained it and has 2 coats on varnish on it as well.

How are your projects coming along?

Come visit me, The Homestead.

06/24/2013 09:04.59 AM Report This Comment  
  It has not been a productive week at the shop. One bent dipper cyclender on the kubtoa and I might have to get two new frount rims plus tires for my 380CK .but what else can you expept out of fluid filld tires . But it shue hurts the biifold. Mike

Come visit me, MIKE,S GWMR.

06/16/2013 03:08.13 PM Report This Comment  
  If you use titebond it should hold but if not use the molding to face the frame. This glue comes in at least three types 1 2 3 three is water proof and it will not wash out if you let it dry.I usuly use #2 or # 3 .Hope this helps Mike.

Come visit me, MIKE,S GWMR.

06/05/2013 01:41.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Would glue be strong enough to hold the thin molding from Lowes? P2 picked out this pretty molding to make another frame out of but, it realy isn't thick enough nail together.

I was thinking of letting him glue the corners and then use a test piece and put another piece of wood and then nail.


Should we bond the molding to a piece of would and then make the frame?

Come visit me, The Homestead.

05/28/2013 06:50.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Trying to get all end of the year meetings done for the next couple of weeks. Once our schedules we can get back to checking out the wood crafts. P2 has to make a toolbox napkin holder and a certificte holder.

We had beans in the icebox for 2 years and took not even 7 days to come up

Come visit me, The Homestead.

05/19/2013 07:16.00 AM Report This Comment  
  P2 said it would take him a while, because 1st he's got to save up for the "right" tools before he could carve.

Come visit me, The Homestead.

05/14/2013 08:22.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Well it stayed in the low 50's over the weekend. The North wind was nonstop for two days. Hubby was out in that rewiring the trailer and putting in the new lighting system. Since October the trailer has been out of commision since it was t-boned. Hubby and his dad got the axels replaced, took several months to get it primed and painted (due to the rain systems) and now they got the wiring done and the new led lights on it. Just need to screw the 18' oak boards to the frame and we will be good to go for hay season.

Come visit me, The Homestead.

05/06/2013 06:21.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Well they are calling it to be 42 tonight. Still haven't gotten into the garden.

P2 helped his PaPa fence off the ball clover and see if it will reseed itself.

The weather looks great while P2 is in school and on the weekend it anything but that.

We got the cows AIed. That's done and maybe P2 can get in the shop and start working on his spoons again.

Come visit me, The Homestead.

05/03/2013 06:45.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Mike that site is like candy to a kid. :-). P2 and I will tour it together when he gets in from working with Flash. Flash is his 1222 bull that he wants to show. I guess he wants to turn out Spotswatch after the fair because he's working 1500 pounds. CC is eating well just doesn't look like she's growing that well. Pickup a Hereford gilt for P2 to show for the October Fair. 3.25 inches of rain fall on us Saturday night and a lighting show to go along with it. Could get in the garden because the mustardgreens were still growing full force and now to wet to do anything.

If you come across any other great wood working site, keep us in mind. Thanks!

Come visit me, The Homestead.

04/15/2013 06:16.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Not sure what type of slides Hubby will bring home. He got the frame put together and we are off the floor now.

I guess I will be staining this weekend instead of breaking down the fish tank. Either one realy doesn't smell that nice.

Come visit me, The Homestead.

04/08/2013 09:04.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Well Hubby going to make me a new bed. I'm going to have draws on the bottom like a captains bed. More storage, YES!!!

Posted a pic of P2 and his new Berkshire pig. She sure looked a lot bigger at the old owner's place and when we got her home, she wasn't much bigger then ours that was born a week afte her.

Come visit me, The Homestead.

04/04/2013 06:10.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Easter!

Come visit me, The Homestead.

03/29/2013 06:21.23 AM Report This Comment  
  The hardest part about putting down the floor was getting everyone to agree on the direction of the floor. Well after that was completed, got it cut and then the toilet was the next big issue we had to deal with on a Saturday afternoon. But it down and looks great, don't know if I could handle that color like in our living room, but for a small 6'x7' bathroom I can handle the dark colors.

Come visit me, The Homestead.

03/25/2013 04:34.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Got the old floor off and everything up. Got the new floor down, we just floated the new floor. Bathroom looks smaller now that the floor is darker.

Come visit me, The Homestead.

03/10/2013 07:11.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Coke babies have hit the ground.

Come visit me, The Homestead.

03/04/2013 07:29.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Have you ever put down that new floating laminate floor? That will be our next weekend project if we don't have that 50 mph wind coming out of the north like we did this past weekend.

P2 bottle feeding a heifer now. His settle/gilt has given birth yet evern though today is her 114. Now I'm wishing I did not make his orthodonist appt on the 5th.

I'm kicking myself in the butt, P2 make a fork using the scroll saw over the weekend. I was thinking I could snap a shot today, but he gifted it away....I will know better the next time. He rather work with cypress but he LOVES his hackberry.

Come visit me, The Homestead.

03/04/2013 06:24.05 AM Report This Comment  
  District P2 and Tulip got Grand and P2 and Spotswach got Res. Showmanship 2nd w/Tulip.

State Tulip 6th, Spotswatch 4th and Showmanship he tanked because he wasnt a little girl and not showing a Aungus

Come visit me, The Homestead.

02/17/2013 06:27.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Is it true that if your house floor freezes then the glue that holds down the tile loses it's ability to hold?

Having problems with the tiles in our bathroom not sticking to the floor. They been down for 13 years and now the pull up when you walk on them.

Come visit me, The Homestead.

01/29/2013 07:13.37 AM Report This Comment  
  Been foogy because we bought the paint to paint the tin over the chicken coop.

P2 placed with his cattle and they are going to district on Feb 7th and 8th. If his cattle place with a purple ribbon then they go to state on the 10th and 11th.

Reordered his show chicks and they should come in this week. He lost one out of two roos and half the pullets on the 1st order. Nothing against Ideal Poultry, the chicks got damp inshipment and did not recover. So will see how the 2nd batch will do.

Will bring the livestock sponosered barrow to the slaughter house this coming weekend.

P2's Papaw brought up his band saw for him to work on his spoons. He made a sugar spoon over the weekend.

We washed and dried his bull. P2 clipped him and then his dad had to come back and shave him. Don't know who had their feelings hurt worse the bull because all his hair had to be shaved off or P2 because it was after the fact that he relized he used the wrong the blade. Oh well he's got two weeks to get some hair back.

Come visit me, The Homestead.

01/28/2013 06:28.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Rain most of this week and they are calling for it all next week. P2 freating because I'm telling him we might not be able to wash and dry his show calves for next weekend show. Can wash the show pigs in the trailer and show wet but not those long hair calves of his.

Come visit me, The Homestead.

01/11/2013 06:04.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Thanks for the photo of the cross section of the pine tree. Saved my feet from sinking into the woods trying to find a fallen tree in the woods for P2's woodworking book. P2 read your answers and had them in his book before I could count to ten. Thanks for your help.

Come visit me, The Homestead.

12/18/2012 04:38.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Told hubby materials we will need for bucket he's going to the welding shop in Hammond to see if he can get it all in on stop. Thanks for the tips.

Mailing been running way late now it's Christmas. P2 says thanks a bunch and he will email when it comes in.

Come visit me, The Homestead.

12/17/2012 04:34.21 AM Report This Comment  
  I'll tell him when I get home. This will make his day! Thank you for your time. I'll let you know when he gets it in the mail.


Come visit me, The Homestead.

12/12/2012 11:01.14 AM Report This Comment  
  P2 sent it off this morning to ya, let me know if you did not get it or can't open it. It's from an older version of word.

Thanks for your time!

Come visit me, The Homestead.

12/10/2012 08:12.25 AM Report This Comment  
  P2 needs to interview a woodworking person. Are you game? If so do you want me to post the questions here, send them in the mail or email them to you? If you want me to mail the questions or email them to you can you give me your address or email address? It for his 2013-2014 Woodworking 4H Project. He's finished his 2012-2013 Fishing Book so he wants to work on this one during the summer. Thanks for all you advice and help over the years.

Come visit me, The Homestead.

11/29/2012 02:41.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Mike, what is the best way to fix one of those feed buckets that's metal but looks like it was hot dipped?

The bucket came from P2's Great Grand Pa and we use it a lot. There is a hole that is forming at the seam at the very bottom of the bucket. As long as we feed pellets in it right now it doesn't go through it. But it's one of those just any time now.

Would love to reinforce the bottom with another piece of metal, but don't know if that's doable.

What'ch you think?

Come visit me, The Homestead.

11/19/2012 06:00.36 AM Report This Comment  


Product Spotlight
Hobby Farm Rewards 
Member Login »


Information on over 200 horse breeds