This past July I sweated profusely as I put 30 pumpkin seedlings in the ground. I didn't mind the heat or the sweat because in my mind I could see my children, my nieces, and little cousins picking pumpkins from a pumpkin patch not from a bin or pile at the store, but from a… Continue reading Pumpkin Pickin’ and Memory Makin’
So, it has been awhile. I really love writing and sharing my blog, but it takes a good bit of energy and mental stamina to write something coherent and I just haven't had much of that lately. My stamina has not, until now, been up to par with the level of energy I have needed… Continue reading No Time Like The Present
As a blogger friend posted about the rain and hay making- which can be very dicey- it occurred to me that anyone who farms has so much to contend with on a day to day basis. There is the weather, insects that destroy, insects that help, insects that are neither and the job of telling… Continue reading Faith & Farm
Effie now shares the very large pen with our goats. The goats DO NOT appreciate Effie the Pig cooling off in their waterer, but a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.
With great care! Of all the moving we have done since March relocating the herb farm, family, and animals- the thing that concerned me the most was moving the bees. For obvious reasons of safety to us humans but also for the safety of the bees. We have had our hives for 3 years and… Continue reading So How Do You Move A Beehive?
About a week ago, I rounded the house to find our dog, Duckie, sitting with purpose on the sidewalk giving me a look that said, "You need to deal with this." As I walked closer I spotted the littlest brown bit of furry cuteness sitting at her feet. I picked it up and was surprised… Continue reading For The Love of Bunnies
As I write tonight, the thunder is rolling and the rain is falling. Such a beautiful sound and the scent of rain in the air is just delicious. How grateful I am to have the rain to water all that has been planted. Lately( like since Saturday), we have been having typical Texas weather- hot… Continue reading Ahh, The Rain
I waited and waited for the spring selling season to get here, I potted herbs and started seed and dreamed about how busy and fun it would be. Well, so far I have not been disappointed, we are busy and it is fun! However, I am so busy that I am not even sure what… Continue reading So, What Have You Been Up To?
The morning dawned cold (for Texas) and I thought it would be so nice to start a fire in the wood burning stove so the kids could wake to a cozy family room and have a warm spot to cuddle by. I am not sure what happened, but instead of being woke up gently with… Continue reading Snakes & Smoke & All Of That…
Around the farm, we love all of our animals but the pigs have probably made their way to the top of our favorites list. Our first pig was Sir Francis Bacon, he was so smart and good tempered that we couldn't help but love him. Several pigs of come and gone (and filled the freezer… Continue reading Effie The Pig