Finally – a buddy for Luther……sigh. Luther is no longer the smallest bird in our flock of insanity. Yesterday’s surprise was finding this little one in the incubator. The two eggs in our final stage incubator had been still for way longer than I had anticipated – never a good sign – and I had [Continue Reading …]
Welcome to the Homestead
Established in 1989, the Homestead at Bridle Creek has risen from acres of oaks and scrub brush to a family run farm – where family and friends meet to enjoy the bounties of the land, celebrate special occasions, and if only for a short time – join us in our quest for a more simple life.
For years, I have been asked to share what I do and how I do it. I guess it is finally time to do just that – thus this site.
Well, he has made it. Luther turns one week old today. And it has been nothing short of a miracle. Turkeys are not the brightest creatures on the earth! As hatchlings, they are not smart enough to figure out how and where to eat and drink on their own. We use baby chickens – placed [Continue Reading …]
Our beautiful Christmas tree is coming down. When shopping for our Christmas tree this year, we found this near perfect 9′ Silver Tip Fir tree. I just had to have it. It was the tree of my dreams! I had grand visions of how it would be decorated – all of which were breath-taking….the stuff [Continue Reading …]
Can it really be December already?! What has happened to this year! November is always a busy month, but this year found the Homestead exceptionally busy. . . . A mid-month wedding, The birth of a beautiful new granddaughter, And then there was [Continue Reading …]
This handsome dude is one of the many Tom’s we have here at the Homestead this year. He is a heritage breed known as Narragansett. This breed is a cross between the wild turkeys of the east coast and domestic turkeys brought to this country by European colonists. They are somewhat rare – only coming [Continue Reading …]