The Secret of a Beautiful Life

“Thanksgiving must be wrought into the life as a habit – before it can become a fixed and permanent quality. We must persist in being thankful. Thanksgiving has attained its rightful place in us, only when it is part of all our days and dominates all our experiences. Every day of our years should be…

Zaldamo & Nellie

“NO MORE animals. None. I mean it. We are full up and do not need A N Y more mouths to feed around here! Okay???” Yeah, well. When I spoke those words to my kids just a few short weeks ago, nothing was mentioned about wants. So… loophole. Therefore, say hello to Zaldamo and Nellie!…

Community

As I was in the garden this morning, planting and caring for the fall crop of vegetables, hands dirty and soul full, He began to speak to me, yet again, through this farm life we live. As I listened and looked around, this is what I saw… Broccoli, growing with onions. Lettuces, tucked under peppers…

Soul Grabbers

We are unschoolers. Simply put, we learn by doing what we love. Every single day. And for the past six months, a very large part of that learning, albeit not always out of love but neccesity, has been centered around raising four Nubian goat kids and a livestock guardian pup. This new adventure did not…

Farm Livin’ – June

Wow. June is gone? Half the year is gone? How is that possible?? Those of you who follow along with our adventures via Facebook and Instagram may have already seen some of these photos! But, for those of you who have not, here’s a little look at some of our June happenings on the farm….

Living Fractals

Many years ago, before my homesteading days, I read The Shack. The entire book rocked my world, but there was one chapter in particular that spoke to me so profoundly, so intimately, that I read it again and again, marking up the pages with a red pen as the words just seemed to come alive…

This week on the farm…

As usual, it’s been a full week on the farm. Here’s a little of what we’ve been up to this week… We harvested our first mess of snap beans early this week… We were planning to wean our Nubian kids this week, as they are approaching the age of four months. However, upon weighing them,…

Sanctuary Scutwork

“The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden to work it and take care of it.” – Genesis 2:15 I love that verse. I love the fact that as soon as God breathed life into the nostrils of man, he put the man in a garden. To work it. To take […]

Adventures in Churning

If you have never enjoyed fresh butter made from the fresh cream of a jersey cow, stop reading this right now. Go buy yourself a cow. Learn how to milk her. After kicking, screaming, crying, whining, and asking yourself “what was I thinking??”… make yourself some fresh butter. Seriously, it alone is worth all the…

Good Monday Morning, from the farm!

Praying blessings over all my readers this week! May you all search for and find God in the simple beauty of His creation this week… the songs of the birds as they call in the spring, in the trees as they dance praises to Him in the wind, in the warm sunshine on your face,…

Holding Up Our Best (Life Lessons from a cow)

With the birth of little Ferdinand one week ago, things are beginning to pick up on the farm! There are always projects of various sorts going on around here, but his birth signifies the reality of a quickly approaching spring season.  I can smell it in the air. Ahh… But, wait, before we get ahead…