Wisconsin is a special place for Mother Nature. She provides us with four wonderful seasons throughout the year. Wisconsinites are fortunate to be able to experience the fresh new start of spring, the long warm days of summer, and beautiful colors of fall. Even winter has its own standard for beauty like freshly fallen […]
My Opportunity in Pictures/Video – Spring 2018 Update It’s been a long winter with the last snowfall ending in late April. But things are now greening up and I am looking forward to a great summer on the hobby farm. Below are two short videos and one picture. The first video is of the valley […]
I am often asked about the Filling The Pig mantra “Creating a Lifestyle of Opportunities”, what does it really mean? The dictionary defines Lifestyle and Opportunities like this. Lifestyle – the way in which a person or group lives. Opportunity (plural opportunities), – a set of circumstances that makes something possible. From a FTP perspective […]
Max the golden retriever turned 6 on June 28th, we have been through a lot together. Check out the short video when he was 8 weeks old and then his pics through the years. ______________ Max @ 8 Weeks Even at a young age he made sure everyone knew who owned the love […]
Here is the latest video on the Twin Goat Kids. Born 3/3/2017, their now over a month old – growing like weeds and eating like a horse. Check out my other posts and videos by clicking here, and read the Filling The Pig eBook series to learn how you can create your own […]
It’s About Creating Opportunity! For me, taking control of my personal finances created opportunities. One of those opportunities was leaving my corporate job, moving back to the family farm, and raising some animals (read more…) – and that’s where the goats come in. I’m not a goat farmer nor do I care to be, but […]
It’s not officially Spring in Wisconsin, but the warm February days are making everyone feel like it is. Deer on the south side of the hill eating grass, Max keeping guard, Nice, Maple and Frank wondering when I am going to feed them more hay. The […]
Heavy snow one day… 1/4″ of ice the next day. and the neighbors looking for food.
My goats Nice and Frank. Apparently Frank the billy goat has decided to carry his feed bucket with him at all times. Update: Frank and Nice had twins on March 3, 2017, check out the latest goat kid videos. Twin Goat Kids Twin Goat Kids Update
Looks like I have a new critter in the barn. Probably looking for mice. I realize this is a personal finance blog, but I couldn’t resist. Here is some great information from BBC Nature on the Weasel, click here.
Fall in Wisconsin, the road leading to the farm.
Life is a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get. (From top to bottom) Maple, Nice and Frank. Frank is for Frankenstein, the grand kids named him.
The valley is located on a 100 acres.
In the spring the doe have their fawns in the lower pasture next to the house. To keep them safe from the coyotes. Max, showing them who’s boss.
My Golden Retriever Max, my bud.
Last major snowfall in March of 2016, wet and heavy, but beautiful. The tractor I drove back to the spring. One of the trails we have on the property. The artesian spring located on the property.
Winter in Wisconsin at the farm. The house, built around @1937. The garage and barn. The barn and Max.