Creating a Sustainable Christmas: One Decor Choice at a Time

Creating a Sustainable Christmas: One Decor Choice at a Time

Christmas. It’s that time of year to fill landfills with wrapping paper, plastic packaging, and emptied gift cards. What is a sustainable farming family to do? Making the holidays more eco-friendly for the planet and our family has been a process. Gradually switching to growing our own foods and storing them away for the winter, choosing to shop […]

Homestead or Farm – What’s the Difference?

Homestead or Farm – What’s the Difference?

When I refer someone to our place, I call it a farm.  Hardly ever to I call it a homestead.  But, is our farm a homestead too?  I will sometimes intertwine the two as one when I am blogging.  That got me to thinking, what is the difference? So, I went to my old faithful […]

My Grandparent’s Farm

My Grandparent’s Farm

This is my Grandpa on his 100 acre farm.  He died when I was just a baby.  I wish I could have known him. I can only imagine what he is thinking here, as he is looking over his tobacco crop.  Wondering whether he could make a profit or if the worms were going to […]

Foto Friday – Snow on the Farm

Foto Friday – Snow on the Farm

 Four of our apple trees above. Part of our back pasture. My favorite pine tree Black Bear, our Great Pyr mix, comes alive in the snow! Bird bath and cherub statue Waking up to a fresh blanket of snow is quite wonderful, even though I am ready for spring.  The beauty of it all makes […]

Family Farms are Under Attack!

Family Farms are Under Attack!

Did you know that a proposed ruling from our wonderful government has told us that our children cannot work on our own farms?  Seriously, no joke.  There are 85 regulations written on this ruling, 85!  Thankfully, we have some that are fighting for us in this uphill battle.  The proposed ruling has now exempted the […]

It Ain’t All Peachy Keen!

It Ain’t All Peachy Keen!

Farm life.  Some days you love it, some days you dislike it(very much).  The realities of our little homestead life aren’t for everyone.  We are constantly working on something, and just when you think you can sit down on the porch and enjoy the sunrise, you notice that the chickens are getting into the lettuce […]

Workday on the Farm!

Workday on the Farm!

This past Saturday, our church family came to the farm for a work/service day.  We had a wonderful time and I am so grateful to have such wonderful friends!  My husband and I are on the far right and our children are spread out here and there in the picture.  And, yes, our little one […]

Support Those Local and More Sustainable Foods!

I found another wonderful resource to help you find local and more sustainable foods, called Eat Well Guide, at www.eatwellguide.org  They have restaurant listings, farms, farmer’s markets, bakeries and much more! You can even plan a vacation with local food stops along the way! How about eating what’s in season?  You type in your area, […]