Learning To Let Go: Gardening With Kids

Gardening with a three year old and a baby. Y’all. Help me. After a long period of rainy weather, things finally dried up enough for us to start getting the garden in the ground. And so I cheerfully and optimistically hauled the kiddos and some seeds out to our garden plot and proceeded to participate […]

Fridays on the Farm! 4.10.15

As a blogger it’s always a good idea to write posts that can be shared far and wide and contain content that is always relevant. Think: “7 ways to replace aluminum foil in your kitchen,” for example. Doesn’t matter when it was written, someone can open that sucker up and get a few ideas. Useful […]

Fridays on the Farm: Food Preservation

Well hello there! Now that I’m no longer pregnant and have recovered some of my energy after having the baby, we are back at it on the old homestead. (Well, Farmer Dickie’s been at it the whole time, I should say I’m back at documenting things…) It just so happens that it’s also canning time, […]

Garden Update: Heirloom Veggies

Yes. We do still have a garden. Not that you would know it from my lack of regular Friday updates…  Sorry about that. I’ve been in crazy baby mode, and poor Farmer Dickie has been doing everything farm related around these parts. Everything. Thank the Lord for that man’s work ethic and energy level. But […]

Mondays on the Farm?

So, I completely forgot to post my Friday farm update last Friday… These things happen, you know. This past weekend was my baby shower for baby girl (due in ONE month!), and so I was busy with friends and family and had a great time. But of course, I must bring you a quick little […]

Fridays on the Farm: Who Let the Calves Out?

Who, who, who, who, who. Haha, get it? Who let the calves out? who, who, who, who, who… Yeah. We totally sang that when we let the calves out of the pen this last week. Our coolness knows no bounds, my friends. But seriously, letting the calves out of the pen was a wonderful step […]

Inexpensive, Portable, Quick Garden Fencing

It’s garden season, and many people find the need to fence their gardens to keep veggie-eating animals (like rabbits and deer) out. But we all know a fencing project can be time consuming and costly, especially as your garden beds get larger, so I wanted to share with you what we’ve been successfully using for […]

Fridays on the Farm: Gardens, Jam, and an Un-Milkable Dairy Cow

Another Friday. That came out wrong. I’ll try again. (Is it just me, or has this week been long and exhausting?) Another Friday! This is a great Friday, because it’s my sister’s birthday. Happy Birthday, Lindsey! She is a whopping seven years younger than me, that little one. Over the past week we busted it […]

Fridays on the Farm: Tilling the Garden and a Gully Washer

Happy Friday, my friends! I hope you all stayed safe through the severe weather many of us experienced earlier this week. As the name of this post would indicate, we just got some heavy rain, but otherwise came out unscathed, thank the Lord. Last weekend we got to work tilling our garden beds. By “we” […]

Fridays on the Farm: Garden Prep, Pastured Pigs, and Cows Galore!

It’s been a long, cold, semi-nauseating winter, and I am SO glad spring is officially here. I have informed my husband that if we have a third baby, it will have to be born in late fall or early winter, because I have no intention of ever being both nauseous and cold for an extended […]