Introducing…

Introducing…

Sweet little Eliana was born March 3rd and she couldn’t be any more perfect.  I apologize for not posting sooner, but she has taken up most of my time.  And I wouldn’t change that for the world! This little gal is something special.  Not that my other children aren’t special, but after losing so many, […]

Pregnancy Update!

Pregnancy Update!

I really can’t believe I’m actually saying this but, I will be induced this Thursday!  After having two stillborns and three miscarriages, I am still in awe that I’ve come this far.  Although I am not holding this little gal in my arms yet and I certainly cannot take anything for granted, the excitement of […]

Overwhelmed Yet Thankful

Overwhelmed Yet Thankful

I’m feeling a little overwhelmed here on the farm.  The farm is not the culprit or even a part of being the culprit.  In fact, I don’t think the farm has ever been the root cause of me feeling overwhelmed.  Maybe it’s because I am so thankful for this little homestead. Sure, we have our […]

There's a Reason I haven't Posted in a While…

There's a Reason I haven't Posted in a While…

Here I am, pregnant.  I’ve kept it to myself since the beginning of August.  Partly to protect myself, partly to protect those near and dear to me. I’ve had two stillborns and three miscarriages, four of those losses happened since my last little guy was born six years ago.  So, I waited and waited and […]

Meet Whisper, Our First Foal

Meet Whisper, Our First Foal

Find out about essential oils for family and farm here! For those that follow me on Facebook and Instagram, you might have seen this beauty from a picture or two or three.  She is the newest addition to the farm and we love her oh so much!  But let me back up a bit and […]

When It’s Time to Get Rid of Your Buck

Raising goats is like, hmmm….I’ve got nothin’.  It’s a humbling thing really.  If you struggle with pride, get a goat.  If you think you are the next best thing to God’s creation, get a buck.  And that, my friends, is your spiritual lesson for the day. You are welcome.  In all seriousness, owning a buck […]

How to Make Your Own Fly Repellent for Your Dog’s Nose

How to Make Your Own Fly Repellent for Your Dog’s Nose

Follow me on Facebook and Pinterest! So far this spring, the flies are out in full force.  Usually they don’t get too bad until a little later in the summer.  Unfortunately, our Great Pyrenees seem to attract the flies, mainly on their noses. I’ve tried vaseline, I’ve tried nontherapeutic grade essential oils and a few other […]

Age Appropriate Chores on the Homestead

Age Appropriate Chores on the Homestead

Follow me on Facebook and Pinterest! A part of making the homestead life a success is teaching our children to come along side us and take part in maintaining the farm.  If you are new to homesteading or feel so tired of doing everything yourself while your children look on, this post might be of some […]

I am a Goat Owner and I’m Neither Famous nor Crazy

I am a Goat Owner and I’m Neither Famous nor Crazy

This was taken after I had triumphantly wrestled the bully buck to the ground.  Sometimes you just have to show off the battle wounds…and the farmer’s tan. I just thought I would clear up the air here.  You know, because it’s important for others to know who we really are.  People perceive me to be […]