Thursday, April 28, 2011

Easter Weekend

Thursday, April 28

Hi..... hope everyone had a beautiful Easter weekend.  Our family gathered together on Sunday, here at the farm and enjoyed the wonderful weather.  The kids were excited to see some new baby chicks that arrived on Good Friday.  A friend of ours,gave us seven baby chicks that were given to him from a local feed store.   Not sure of the breed of these little fellows, but we were glad to give them a home.  The kids also enjoyed an Easter egg hunt, and playing in the pond to cool off.  We enjoyed a smoked brisket that hubby cooked long and slow on the smoker the day before, "good job honey" it was awesome.  We also had a smoked ham, green bean casserole, broccoli casserole, and a potato salad that i put a new twist on.   I will have to post that later, it came out really good.  Not to mention lots of deviled eggs.........needless to say, we all enjoyed the food and the company.............a typical Cajun gathering.

 Riley called them "wittle birds"

They look so helpless
poor "wittle birds"

Another happening on the farm was the  "letting loose of the ladies".  We thought it was time for our three barred rock chickens to "FREE RANGE".  I was a little nervous about the other critters sharing the free space around the farm.  Dally, the border collie, Aussie mix, was my biggest concern, because this girl herds and chases anything that moves including carpenter bees, flies, and the cat. But to my surprise, she stays clear of them and keeps her distance.  They look so happy to be out eating bugs and grass and they are such a friendly and docile group of ladies.

I will keep you updated on the free ranging chickens, wondering how much "ranging" they will be doing around the garden,herb and flower beds.

                              Live simple,                   Sheryl & Denny

Saturday, April 16, 2011


April 16, 2011

Another beautiful day......................Took some pictures of the cows this morning and thought i would share with you what we are aiming to achieve by raising our own grassfed beef.  It all started with the longing to have beef again in my freezer that was healthier, with no antibiotics or hormones, and not to mention paying high prices for meat with no taste.  I was fortunate years ago to have grassfed beef available for my family.  I remember the taste and satisfaction i got from knowing where our meat came from, how i miss that wonderful taste.   Hubby and I wanted to utilize our 10 acres that would benefit us in the long run.  So we decided on cattle.   So our little farm here, is to bring healthier foods to the table.   We're not to the point of having something available for our freezer yet, but it's a work in progress............... i plan on keeping you posted of our journey down this sustainable living road...................

yearling heifers in front

                         Live Simple...................................................Sheryl

Greetings from the south.....

April 4, 2011

Today......I decided to start my own blog.  I have been following some beautiful, inspirational, and informative blog spots and thought it would be fun to create our own.  This spot will be dedicated to sharing our little slice of heaven, which includes our farm, our hobbies and our family.  We called our little slice of heaven Cypress Hill Farm because our roots are deep here, as the roots of cypress trees here in the south.  We have 10 quaint acres in southeast Louisiana where we are starting a small heard of grass fed beef. Our goal is to strive to live a simple, sustainable living on our farm where we grow our own vegetables, raise a few chickens for yard eggs, and grow our own beef. 
   Im glad you stopped by, bare with us, as we are learning the how to's of blogging and building this site.  We hope to create an archive of recipes, and tutorials of our hobbies to share with you, along with pictures from the farm.

                        Live simple..........                           Sheryl & Denny

Monday, April 4, 2011


Red potatoes growing well thus far in this slightly improved red clay.....