[Farm Wife Friday] A Farm Table Discussion


Calling all farm wives and all of you girls who live on farms. This post is specifically for YOU. All of you wanna be farmer girls and at heart farm girls, feel free to jump in, but be forewarned: The kid gloves are off. This post is about the nitty gritty, dirt under your finger … Read the Rest

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On to Our Next Adventure


“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 We’ve processed our last batch of broilers, moved the cows into their newest pasture and gathered our last few baskets of eggs. We attempt to … Read the Rest

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Clean Up


This time of year always seems to sneak up on me.  Some days I feel like summer is never going to end and I will forever and always have piles of picked vegetables staring up at me, waiting to be preserved.  Then it happens.  I wake up one morning and the air is crisp and … Read the Rest

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The Summer’s End

As we head into September, the warmth and buzz of summer is beginning to fade.  The school year has begun, the first signs of color are visible and the chores on the farm begin to shift.  This fall, we are in an especially significant time of change for our family.  Our fourth baby girl is … Read the Rest

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Meet Moses


When we learned John would be managing Briarmoore, we agreed it might be handy to have a canine helper for the farm. But really, who needs an excuse to get a puppy?! John had been hearing good things about Blue Heelers, so we looked into the breed ourselves. Also known as an Australian Heeler or … Read the Rest

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My kitchen window


Each day the view out my kitchen window changes.  Whether it is due to the height of the grass, the moving of animals, an approaching storm, or the hue in the evening sky, no day looks the same.  As I looked out my window today I saw something that I had yet to see in … Read the Rest


Cloth Diaper Update

diaper naomi

If you have been following this blog since John and I first came to Briarmoor, you will remember when I wrote about our choice to use  cloth diapers. Can you believe I have been cloth diapering for over a year now? Number one: I cannot believe Naomi is 15 months old. Number two:  I’m now … Read the Rest

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Most mornings John and I sit on the front porch before the rest of the house wakes. We enjoy our coffee, conversation and sometimes shared peaceful silence. Its my favorite way to start the day. Recently we have been blessed with the most amazing sunrises. This morning, in fact, every few seconds one of us said, … Read the Rest

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Summer Up North


Ever since I was a baby, we traveled to Northern Michigan to spend a week at our family cottage.  The time was full of water activities- fishing, water skiing, tubing, and swimming, adventures to the “big lake” (Lake Michigan), and if we were lucky, a night of putt-putt and ice cream.  It was the sweetest … Read the Rest

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