Happy Birthday

This is my dad and his dog Tux. My dad has always loved animals and been supportive of his kids endeavors to train and care for animals. And he's always been one to get in the ground and actually okay with the animals or his grandkids (I think the pets are better behaved than the … Continue reading Happy Birthday

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Our Branding

We branded our calves a couple months ago, as we always do in preparation for turning them out in pastures that are farther from home. We invited more friends this time and we asked Nannie to help us make the meal for afterwards. She was so excited to cook for a big group again, she … Continue reading Our Branding

Daddy’s Home

We interrupt our regularly scheduled posting with a rare sighting--a farmer father has been seen at home with his children!!! It was amazing to see Ty at home during daylight hours. We sat with him while he ate dinner, moved the girls' new kitchen hutch (new to us, gifted from some older cousins) into their … Continue reading Daddy’s Home

Becca Lynne Turns Two

Once again, we have a two year old in the house. Heaven help us this go round. Miss Becca sure is a firecracker, maybe even more so than Miss Henley. She sure knows how to get dirty, explore outside, tease big sis and Daddy, and can throw a temper tantrum like nobody's business. She's tall, … Continue reading Becca Lynne Turns Two

Thunderstorm

The girls and I went for a walk while Mr. Rancher changed water and we got caught in a thunderstorm. Luckily we were visiting a neighbor when the worst of it hit and we were able to hang out at their house until the worst of it passed. The sky was incredible as we made … Continue reading Thunderstorm

Summer Tantrum Solutions

Ahhhh....summer. Long, hot days full of work, fun, and growth. Summers are busy for us check out why here: Finding Happiness in the Hay Hauling orIt’s a Zoo. This busyness brings a lot of fun and experiential learning; however, it wrecks havoc on our daily rhythm and sleep schedule. If any of you readers have … Continue reading Summer Tantrum Solutions

Finding Happiness in the Hay Hauling

Finding joy in the journey is my quest in life. I love the notion of enjoying the small moments, soaking up delight from the ordinary pieces of everyday life. But, I also struggle with this. I tend to get bogged down in the drudgery and repetitive nature of life. The cycle of laundry, dishes, sleepless … Continue reading Finding Happiness in the Hay Hauling

God Bless America

Happy Fourth of July, Independence Day, or birthday of the United States to all! I love living in a free land that is safe, secure, and brimming with opportunity. I hope all you fellow Americans enjoy celebrating today and find some time to be thankful for all we have. Everyone else, I hope you have … Continue reading God Bless America

Principles of Home Management (also: how to have kids, homeschool, farm, and adventure without losing your mind)

If that title doesn't catch you eye what will? I've been at this marriage thing for six years and this parenting thing for almost five years, so I'm pretty inexperienced at both! The few lessons I have learned are probably no-brainers for most of you, but for me they have been earth-shattering revelations. Today I … Continue reading Principles of Home Management (also: how to have kids, homeschool, farm, and adventure without losing your mind)