Super Ambitious 2017 Goals and an Exciting Announcement

I’ve never been told I lacked ambition. I HAVE been told I’m just like my mother (hence the timing of this post). My list of goals for Burton Farm is long and ambitious. But you know what they say, wake up with determination, go to bed with satisfaction. In this post, I’ll tell you what we’ll be working on in 2017 on Burton Farm. I’m also going to spill an exciting secret I’ve been keeping for a little while! I’ll give you a hint, though: All the biggest music stars are doing…

5 Goals We’ve Set for Our 2016 Summer Garden

  Five Goals We’ve Set for Our 2016 Summer Garden 1. Grow and eat the best tomatoes and cucumbers that we have ever eaten in our lives. Everyone knows that a farm grown tomato is the best tomato and those supermarket tomatoes can’t even tomato. Tomato. Oh my stars, do I want a real tomato! And the white cucumbers we grew a few years back from Baker Creek Seed Company tasted out of this world delicious, especially when we didn’t let them get too big. I definitely intend to gobble them…

How we found ourselves $276,243.63 in debt

 April 8, 2016. I’m not going into details today about the circumstances surrounding it, but this was a burdensome, heavy-hearted day in my life. An informal, undocumented loan was called due by text message at 3:30 AM, followed up by an email at around 4:30 AM, net seven days, mind you, so I applied online that evening to four different  reputable lenders. The next morning, my local credit union dumped fifteen grand into my checking account and it was official. I was the deepest in debt I had ever been in…

Inaugural Post – Owning Burton Farm is Born

We Homestead. We Money. And now, we Blog. Welcome to the inaugural post by Owning Burton Farm at owningburtonfarm.com. These are the first of several posts that are going in the ground to support the fence for the garden. I said I didn’t want to put in a lot of effort on a garden if the goats and the dogs are running loose. I only play to win and that right there’s a losing game, I already know. Jenny, our one year-old dog has ripped out the last four small seedlings I’ve planted in my front door containers,…

Post 2-fer: “Dam, Beavers & Fallen Trees” & Goals 2014

Dam, Beavers & Fallen Trees Iwent to the farm today and busted up some beaver dams (the beavers have turned our property into a swampy mess) and I cut 3 hackle berry trees…I wasn’t paying attention and my saw tip got pinched. I tried to use some ratchet straps to release some of the tension but that didn’t work. I had to use a handsaw and cut the tree to get my saw unstuck. The cross section of the tree was probably as big as a laptop….it wasn’t too bad…