The honest truth is that we try to do too much. We have too many irons in the fire, so to speak. We are still learning, the hard way, that there are some projects we just don't need to do every year. We set goals. Sometimes, we get them accomplished. Sometimes, we don't. Three of our four children are now adults with lives and goals of their own. We are in a transition time for our family. The reality is that Neil and I are getting older and some projects just aren't as important to us any more and then there are others we feel it time to get started on.
The main venture on this farm are our cattle. We are a grass based operation and we are learning how to rotational graze this farm. That means lots of electric fence! We have approximately 100 acres of pasture and twenty-five acres of crop land. We are in the process of converting the cropland to grazing and hay production. Our home dairy takes up a consideral amount of our time. We milk both dairy goats and two Jersey cows. Last year, we added a Milking Shorthorn ( Adam's 4-H project) and inherited a small flock of ewes from a neighbor who was dispersing his sheep dairy. We don't plan to milk them but stranger things have happened. We love to garden and perserving the harvest makes life very hectic during those long summer days. Usually, we throw in raising a set of meat birds and turkeys along with our laying hens. Adam is trying his hand at raising a few rabbits.
The name "Dorema" comes from the Bible. James 1:17 "Every good and perfect gift if from above....." The Greek word for a good and perfect gift is dorema. That is exactly what our lives together on our farm has been.