- We made it to NC and are getting settled yay! Our family is settling in on our rented piece of land. It is beautiful and my heart is full of happiness to be home in the mountains of my youth. The looks on the faces of my children, the first night they arrived, was priceless, as the Fireflies came out to play. I remembered all the wonder and joy I felt as a child and was so overwhelmed with gratitude that my children were experiencing "glow butts" (as my 18 year old son called them lol). As my children were growing up, I told them stories of my southern childhood, and all the wonderful experience I had . I had no idea how much joy little things such as fireflies bring to our lives. They are a reminder of a simpler and long ago age of innocence for me. Read More....
Working on our chicken coop/goat hut has been a long and arduous process. Part of this is due to the fact we had the goal of building it almost entirely out recycled, old, and reclaimed items. Oh don't get me wrong, I drool over those fancy pants huts you see on Pinterest, but seeing how much waste we produce in our world, our goal became to A. not add to it and B. show this is a project which can be done, while admitting I wish the tin we found was all matching but next spring a spray can of paint may be taken to it ;) and C. I get messages over and over on the blog how people can't wait to be able to afford to move ...buy land... be able to "afford" to be self sufficient. Be encouraged... we are doing this on 2 rented acres!!! We've built this hut for under $100! This includes the straw and screws we purchased! Let me show you how by clicking HERE!
Thoughts on farming, urban and backyard farming... is it for you?
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There are so many things I miss since Seth's accident. I miss the happy go lucky way we were with each other, and date nights such as the picture on the left (Halloween). They say the truth will set you free. They never promised it would be easy. This is life... for better or worse.
Want to raise chicks? We built a brooder to house ours! Read More Here>>>
Want an inexpensive and fresh way to feed your "farm" animals... from chickens to goats...to cows...to horses... to pigs??? Check out our post on Fodder! Read More Here>>>>
Springtime in Wyoming is DRASTICALLY different than anything I grew up with in the South land. Spring always spoke of green grass, dogwood blossoms, bunnies, Sunday's Best Dress, the chirping of birds, and families getting together around a well placed table.
Wyoming boasts a spring with very little promise so far. Snow still covers the mountains and the air is crisp and cold; many nights still dropping down into the single digits. I haven't seen hide nor hair of the birdies singing spring into being.
For years, it has been a HUGE dream to have milk goats! Luckily, the cowboy shares my enthusiasm for healthy eating, raising as much or our own food as possible, and a love for goats. Having combed the local buy/sale list and asking around regarding who sells goats in the area, I finally came into contact with a wonderful family who had just the "babies" for us!
Valentines Day is wonderful... celebrating love in all it's forms... who can disagree with that? Hearts, candles, flowers, and all things lovely abound. While I would love to go ALL OUT, I have a job and a family to consider, but I can never resist a few love day vignettes. Hugs and Kisses! May you have More than "A Little Love In Your Heart!" May it be overflowing! To see my Valentines Day Vignette click HERE!
I have seen wings all over the internet and Pinterest and have been just itching to make them! This is my easy interpretation of them, using what I had on hand along with little tin hearts I ordered online. For simple instructions on how you can make them click HERE!