Wartime Farm

Instead of spending all day glued to the news, which a lot of us are (for good reason), I will be re-watching Wartime Farm with Ruth, Peter and Alex. If you haven’t seen it, I can’t recommend it enough!

I learn so much every time I watch these shows and while realistically much of what happened during WW2 in Britain won’t apply to us should we find ourselves in WW3, there are a few things that we could all benefit from knowing. Plus, it’s just great television, something that is hard to find these days (for me at least).

Ruth has inspired me to learn to work my antique sewing machine…

No “wartime farm” is complete without one of these, apparently, but I think it helps if you know how to use it! 😄

Speaking of farms, I couldn’t help admiring all of the ones we passed on our way to the feed store the other day! I wish so much we had a big old barn and a few more acres but I am thankful for what we do have. We really couldn’t manage much more than what we have, and as the saying goes, God only gives you what you can handle.

This morning when I went out to feed everyone all of the little quail were down in the straw, all warm and cozy.

They are such hearty little birds and all of them have done really well all winter and will be laying lots of eggs again soon…

Which means lots more baby quail.

The chickens and ducks will also be making babies soon. They are going to be so happy to get back out into their pasture!

Hopefully we’ll be able to turn them out this week since it’s supposed to get up into the 40’s which *should* melt most of the snow. We want them to fertilize and dig up the soil to help prep it for all the stuff we’ll be planting for them this year.

This time we’re putting the sunflowers directly in their run instead of all around it along with some wildflowers so if all goes well, it should be incredibly beautiful in a few months.

We need as much beauty in the world as we can get right now. 🌻

7 thoughts on “Wartime Farm

  1. I love that series – and Victorian Farm, Edwardian Farm, Tudor Monastery Farm… Just a whole lot of really, really good stuff. The girls and I did some binge watching when we discovered the series (as much as our then-limited internet allowed, anyhow!). It was always funny when we’d see them plowing a field and complaining about the poor soil, or the cold of winter, while we’re looking at their soil with envy, and pining for winters as mild as theirs.

    I recommend finding Pioneer Quest. This one was done in Manitoba, with two couples starting out with nothing but the supplies a typical pioneer family might have, and an empty field, during what turned out to be one of the wettest summers, and worst winters, in a very long time!

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    1. We watch all those too, love ‘em! A YT channel you might like too is: Country Life Vlog, so gorgeous and so many good tips/techniques.

      And if you haven’t seen the series ‘Larkrise to Candleford’ — but something tells me you have already! 🙂

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