Mornings…I like that shit.

So the other day someone pointed out that all I really seem to post on Instagram are pictures of the morning sky…and you know what?  They were right.  I looked back at my photo stream and realized, “Wow, I really like mornings…and pictures of mornings…and sharing pictures of mornings.”  It’s like a sickness.  Maybe I can get it declared a […]

Michael

Ok, I give.  I’m done with this Everyday Thankfulness crap.  Not the actual being thankful part, just the part where I write about it everyday.  Obviously I suck at that part.  And I decided that about a week ago and just chose not to write about it because I was being rebellious.  Yeah, that’s me….rebelling against myself.  But you know […]

My Hamburger Has A First Name…It’s George.

Oscar Mayer has nothing on me.  I know the first name of all the red meat that comes through our kitchen because it comes right out of our pasture.  And because my kids still name the animals, even though by now they know they are going to end up in the freezer.  The first year we raised beef we had […]

I Think I Need A Greenhouse…

If my family wants to eat dinner at our table during the months of March, April & May then they need to get going and build me a greenhouse.  For the last 2 years I’ve started all my own seeds for my garden and they take over all the space available.  This is what I’m talking about:     What […]

The Year of the Garden

This was our best garden…ever.  Hands down.  And, funny enough, the epicness (it’s word, i swear) was in direct proportion to the amount of labor I put into it this year.  I know…so weird.   I started this garden in February, sitting hunched over seed catalogs making stars next to all the things that sounded good.  Then I had to […]

My Garden

Aaahhh…my garden.  I love my garden.  Even more this year than normal because I’m fully invested in making the most out of everything I can grow.  I put up food every year by drying or freezing things but this year I’m adding canning to the list of ways to preserve the bounty.  I want to make my own pickles, salsa […]

I wish we could do this everyday…

Mike & I worked on our place all day today.  We picked up supplies, spread sawdust in the blueberry patch and compost in the garden, put bark dust in more flowerbeds and worked on the pig pen.  When we were putting up new chicken fencing around the back side of the barn he looked at me and said “I wish […]

Girls and Tractors

My husband is a good man.  He teaches our kids…all of our kids…how to drive tractors.  That may not be a big deal to some but to me it sums up a lot of stuff.   I grew up on a farm but was expected to do more female chores.  As a tomboy, that never set well with me.  I […]

Our Little Farm

My husband & I have been blessed with our little 20 acre farm.  It’s not big, it’s not fancy, but it’s ours.  Over the last 14 years we have invested our energy, time, sweat, and even some blood, to build it into the place it is today.  And, we’re not done yet.  We always have a plan…our “Ten Year Plan” is what we […]