Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Winter 2019, family, cows and kids!!!

Hello everyone!
It has been a while since we have posted and updated you all on the events and happenings here at Big Guy's Farm. So we are sending out some new photos to share with you about how we are progressing on the farm. It has been a long winter and like all of you much to do and walk through but we keep persevering through. But we have a good report to put out about the family and animals. All are growing and walking the walk with great strides in this new year.
The nine calves we have are growing very well and and healthy. Their moms and siblings are doing well too. All our momma cows are pregnant again with babies due in the early summer and fall. Maverick (who is our abandoned calf from his mom) is doing awesome with the herd and adjusted quite well with them. He responds to his name and will come to you when you call him by name! We believe he thinks that Big Guy and I are his parents!! He is a joy to be around and fun to love.
We had (what seems to us as late from the past several years) with starting the maple syrup season. But we are off to a good start and very excited to produce excellent maple syrup for all of you and offer our skincare. The boys boiled today and are now in the woods to check for any damage from the wind storm that just passed through our neck of the woods. Many prayers went out through the storm to ensure that we would have a hedge of protection from the wind and its potential harm!
Our grandbabies are growing rapidly just like our calves. Avery is in UPK at school and goes 1/2 day and Kennedy is 9 months and starting to walk!!! They truly are amazing and what fun they are and we so enjoy spending time with them. We were just talking this morning about having them join us more on the farm when the weather breaks!!! Our adult children are all going about their daily lives and learning more about life and the daily learning curve of adulthood! We enjoy them all and love helping them maneuver through life.
Guy and I are doing well. We have long days and have had much time apart lately due to him helping a fellow farmer with milking chores in the early mornings. The farmer's hired hand had a heart attack so Guy stepped in to help out for a season. So we are just catching up with time together while preparing now for the sugar season which means more balancing of time together and getting our work done!
Well friends, may this find you well and progressing yourself in good things with your family and that we all continue to do what is right and love where we are at while we walk into where we are going.
See photos below!!
Love and Be well,
Guy and Wendy

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Guy and I invited..

We want to thank the Hill and Dale Garden Club for inviting Guy and I to their meeting last night. And a special thank you to Diane Arnold who called us with the invite and your kindness at our arrival in Binghamton. We were asked to share about our maple syrup production, our story and developing farm. First, we started out with samples of our maple syrup, then each person was able to try some of our Face/Body cream on from our skincare line and then we took off with sharing our story. This is the first time that Guy has spoken publicly to a group and I must say he did a great job! Starting group off with his beginnings in his grandfather's sugar house, describing what he saw and what he smelled as a child that set the course of his life time journey of making maple syrup to this very day. He even had them laughing a few times. It was a wonderful experience to have my husband by my side and us taking turns sharing with the group who we are and what we do together. Our son Jake, was unable to attend but we made sure to tell the people how instrumental he is in the business and that we would not be where we are today without him working with us and we truly are a family in business. We shared our maple syrup offerings, introduced them to our skincare line, our published children's book, and tees with our farm characters on them. We ended the talk with allowing questions from the group and that led to thoughtful questions from them and many sharing their childhood memories with us of farm life and making syrup with their grandparents. I had a reflective ride home with a smile in my heart knowing where we had been, what we shared and that we are truly doing and walking out what God has planned for us. We are blessed! www.bigguysfarm.com

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Welcome Millie!

Welcome Millie! Born to Hearty this morning. After the storm passed, new life arrived on our farm! Hearty and Millie are progressing well. And in the midst of possible clean up and damage people may have from the rain, may we remember what we do have! Today is a new day! www.bigguysfarm.com