Number of Projects Major completed
20 and counting
Number of Animals
Even more next year!
5! Check out the blog and meet Alex and Hilde!
Number Of Plants Planted
Out of Control!
Hundreds - we have stopped counting. But this year we grew an onion patch in order to enrich the dirt in a paddock and it worked!
GRILL Fire Ups
Meet the smokehouse
Hundreds - stopped counting this too! But we made bacon, pastrami and corned beef and learned what the deckle is.
Gallons of Beer, meaD and Rumptof
How dry I am....
Honestly we lost count - I think 10 gallons of beer, a gallon of mead and 2 gallons of rumptof
Our Current Kids
As The Farm Grows So Will the Family
The Egyptian Russian
With 3 extra thumbs on each paw Cleo is the class clown. Less than a year old she has the beauty of the Egyptian Goddess she is named after and the weird fearlessness that comes with being a Russian blue - a mini Putin in high heels if you will. Her signature moves: Leapfrogging her brothers
Killing birds and flies
The Little Ruler
Everybody loves Julius. Everybody. You do too. He commands it. Julius woos you with constant hugs and kisses until he has you wrapped around his paw and you're giving him your fav sushi. He is a charmer. More baby than cat. And he is also ruler of the cat potties. No one monitors the cleanliness of a litter box like he does. Signature moves: Asking you to purr into his ears.
Sitting on black clothes
Brawn Meets Brain
Like his predecessor, Caesar is the Emperor of the house and manages through a strict regimen of time keeping, cat rules, and when necessary body slamming. He isn't the best hunter but if you cry he will come running and whatever is bothering you will run away. His purring is tracked by NASA it is so loud. Signature moves:
Knowing exactly when it's 5pm
slashing your ankles as you walk by.
Eating what the other two killed
Little Farm Bear
Along with his sister he is the newest baby of HooperLee Farms. With giant paws and a fierce snapping jaw he lives up to the meaning of his name: The Protector of Man. But he has a sweet side like no other. He will rest his head on your shoulder and show you the white heart on his belly and give you a bear hug. Smart and ready to herd he also has a floppy silly side we hope he never grows out of. Signature moves (so far):
Eating Hildegard's food
Walking himself on the leash
Digging up plant roots to play with
It has only been a few days and we know that this one lives up to her name: The Battle Guard. Hilde is a beautiful girl in markings and pure dog talent. She learns quickly and the way she points at people and cars we know she is ready for the Mts. of Oregon. She also has a sweet side that loves a cuddle and a brusha brusha. Signature moves (so far):
Howling - and boy do we mean howling!
Getting into your coffee, cough drops - anything in your pockets that you have forgotten.
Current HooperLee Farm Reading
Always learning something
The Name of the Wind
Blacksmithing for Beginners
The Nordic Cookbook
Backyard Homestead Farm Animals