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!
 
 
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Flower comes running when I bring the chickens their morning treat!
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. 



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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. 


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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! 
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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!

 
 
Very quick... very easy flour sack transfer tutorial! I had so much fun!  Want a project with instant gratification... then look no further than here.


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    Kimber and her husband currently live in beautiful Western Wyoming with four of their seven children, as three have flown the coop...um ... the nest. While growing up mainly in the cities of the south eastern United States, she has come to appreciate the simple joys and laughable situations she finds herself in, married to a cowboy and living "rural." 


    They have recently moved from a 200 + acre farm miles outside of a town of 300 people in Montana to a smaller farm on 2 acres outside a town of 1800 in beautiful Wyoming. This move was precipitated by a job change her sweet man was blessed to have come his way! This move has given her more time to pursue her favorite activities of up cycling and re-purposing  furniture! 

    This blog is meant to share the joys, challenges and daily struggles of a large family, and of a woman who bends and molds herself into a self proclaimed "counterfeit country girl." She has found that the series of struggles, fortunate and humorous events have strengthened and expanded her understanding of  parenting, life, relationships, and faith. 


    Kimber has a passion for decorating on a dime (budget), learning the art of homesteading and sharing her adventures in hand crafting, canning, and living simply. As a couple, she and her cowboy have the ultimate goal of purchasing their own land and learning to live as much "off the grid" as is possible in this day and age!

     Her pastimes include creating a beautiful home within a tight budget, navigating the life of her children, singing,  songwriting,  face-booking, creating,  reading, writing, crafting (which occasionally includes dangerous power tools), attending activities with her girl friends, and country swing dancing with her husband. 

    She believes that laughing, kissing, holding hands, relishing the sweetness of children, supporting families, staying positive in the face of whatever life throws your way, and celebrating faith is the way to a healthy and lovely life. Simplicity of life is kind to the soul and does not allow one to get caught up in keeping up with others. It is a deep hope those who read this blog will be blessed and find a little something to brighten up and encourage them on their path.


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