Garlic Love

I am always amazed that anything in my yard, let alone my garden makes it through our zone 3 winters! Especially on those years when winter starts so early. Like it did this weekend. After listening to many forecasts warning of the upcoming blizzard my husband and I worked like crazy Friday morning getting the…

Where did April go?

Yikes, I think I missed or lost a whole month? Spring is such a busy time on the homestead and the list of things to do seems endless. Here in the north, it is also a time of awakening, coming out of our long winter’s hibernation, and the anticipation of “getting” it right this year!…

Ahh, baby chicks!

Oh my goodness, it is that wonderful time of the year….chick season! Who can resist those fluffy little darlings? Well, not me and my grandkids! We are in our second year of our annual chick project. We meet at the farm store and pick them out the third week of March. It’s a good thing…

Lambs, a sign of spring….right?

Calving in January and February this year was brutal. But, lambing in March should be no problem. Well, that is typically true. Not this year. March roared in like a lion bringing lambs along with it! That’s not right, is it? I thought it was either in like a lion or a lamb and out…

Flowers for Pollinators!

Who doesn’t love a cute little honey bee? My honey bees are not very concerned with what looks pretty.  They are interested in food resources. Flowers provide pollen or nectar to hungry bees.  And some plants provide both! Good pollen sources help raise young bees and good nectar sources  are needed for bees to make honey….

The Animals

On our farm, We raise chickens, sheep, cattle, and we also keep bees.

Meet Lynne Heryford

Hi, my name is Lynne Heryford, (Pronounced Hereford, like the cow!) I am a “ranch raised” cowgirl that was quite possibly born in the wrong century because, I was born a homesteader. So, that’s what I do! With the majestic Rocky Mountain Front as its backdrop, The Heryford Homestead sways with the sometimes harsh Montana…