This past season we had a lot of butterflies and hummingbirds visit out flower garden. The kiddos and I sat and watched this little guy while he drank nectar and took a rest from flapping those wings. The best part about nature is you don't have to live on a farm to enjoy it, so… Continue reading Fairy In The Flower Garden
Merry Christmas to you and yours! "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6
Last fall (2018) was such an amazing and educational adventure on the farm that my kids still talk about today. We were in awe when we learned that a weed (honeyvine milkweed) I was going to pull up out of my flower bed would bring such excitement. After researching and learning that the honeyvine… Continue reading Will They Return?
While boating on Norris Lake we came across a kaleidoscope of swallowtail butterflies. My son (as you can hear) was wanting to get in the water to get to them.
It was such a beautiful day not to spend it outside. So we took the kids to my favorite place on the farm, which is at the lower pond. I find it so peaceful, relaxing and surrounded by nature. I love walking down the hill to get a way and think when I've had a difficult day. As… Continue reading Too Occupied
I have a new friend on the farm! This sweet steer is very playful and loves it when I go into the pasture to check on him and the other cows. He always comes running and I just cannot resist playing with him. He also loves his neck scratched. His momma always comes running and mooing making… Continue reading Playful Steer
2018 has been a wonderful year but now it's time to say good-bye and bring on 2019. I am so excited to see what this new year will bring to this blog and to the farm. I thank you all for the love and support you have giving to me!
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on the farm. I have to be honest, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because you can eat until your heart is content. And, who doesn’t love to eat? But now that I have kids, Christmas is becoming more of a favorite. Seeing the excitement and happiness it brings them,… Continue reading Christmas Traditions
During the spring I decided to try composting. I never knew just how easy it would be and hope to continue this beneficial process. Not only did it make nutritional dirt for my raised garden boxes, but seeds that were added from foods also germinated and gave us delicious foods such as; bell peppers and… Continue reading Outdoor To Indoor Transplanting
Part 2 of this blog post is a sequel to The Need For Weed For A Beautiful Life, part 1. Before the larva (caterpillar) started turning into pupas (chrysalis) I ordered a rearing cage (order here) to keep them in. This kept them safe and contained, yet still provided room to spread their wings when the time… Continue reading The Need For Weed For A Beautiful Life (Part 2)