Sheep shearing day January 26

Sheep shearing day January 26
We shear the sheep once a year, usually in January. Why, people ask, do you shear off their wool in the winter? Don’t they freeze? Traditionally sheep are shorn in the spring before they are turned out to pasture to have their lambs. This makes them more comfortable and eliminates problems with flies laying eggs ...

Ever wonder if things may have turned out differently?

Ever wonder if things may have turned out differently?
Mrs Ed and I left the big city to seek our fortune on the Iron Range in 1981. The economy was in a free fall, unemployment on the Range rapidly rising with the downsizing of the steel industry. Our Twin Cities friends questioned our sanity for “heading up north.” In 1985, we purchased the farm, ...

The animals are messing with Mr. Ed

The animals are messing with Mr. Ed
It’s Sunday on Mr. Ed’s Farm. Morning chores went OK. The Jersey boys made another break for it when I opened their gate, slipping past me to run up and down the hay bales. I guess it’s time to start their formal training. The neighbor girls, Dallas and Michele — AKA DJ and Bell — ...

It’s Always Something……

It's Always Something......
Dad had a saying he liked to use whenever the unexpected happened on the farm. We heard it a lot as the unexpected was closer to the norm on our farm. For the simple one or two surprises, he’d say “Well, it’s always something!” For the big ones — like when the cows got out ...

A little more about how we got here 1

A little more about how we got here
Ben and Patsy, the first team I was able to use My first team of horses did not turn out too well. I bought them just after Christmas and made my first mistake by not driving them before they were delivered to the farm. My second mistake was buying a used harness at an auction. ...

A little background on how we got here

A little background on how we got here
The old barn had stood empty for many years but still stood pretty straight. Mrs. Ed (Gayle) and I began a new phase in our lives when we moved to the Iron Range during the winter of 1981. We rented a house in Virginia the first year, bought a trailer house and moved to Hibbing ...

Welcome to Mr. Ed’s Farm.com

Welcome to Mr. Ed's Farm.com
Thanks for visiting Mr. Ed’s Farm.com and for being part of the dream! Mr. Ed’s Farm is now welcoming visitors by appointment, and the menagerie of farm animals is eager to meet you. You can do a lot of things from our website, including scheduling a visit and finding directions to the farm. If you ...