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Jill enjoys traveling, road trips, camping, photography, cooking, and spending time with her friends and family.
Brie enjoys farming, gardening, photography, and cooking.
Heather enjoys gardening, farming, cooking, crocheting, embroidery, and being with family and friends.
Leanna enjoys farming, gardening, knitting, spinning, baking, and anything that has to do with the homesteading lifestyle.
Sheri enjoys family, reading, writing, baking, sewing, scrapbooking, knitting, gardening, canning, and is very active in her church.
Wendy enjoys farming, cooking, making pies & homemade preserves, gardening, knitting and having fun with her daughter Madelyn.
Erin enjoys cooking, gardening, knitting, sewing, housework, spinning, being outdoors and spending time with family and friends.
Monthly Archives: April 2012
Today, Monday April 30th, marks our one year wedding anniversary! It really has been the greatest year and we’ve learned so much! Marriage is such a gift and although it’s not always easy, it really is a blessing! Here’s a montage of our wedding day, exactly one year ago!! (all images by: Katelyn James Photography) … Read the Rest
We had a little bit nicer weather this week and so I figured I might be safe to plant the herbs that I bought a couple weeks ago. If we have another hard frost I guess I’ll just place buckets over them… I’ve enjoyed herbs for awhile, probably for as long as I’ve loved sheep, … Read the Rest
My parents have always said that I was born in the wrong century. My fascination with all things from the 1800′s and early 1900′s has been a lifelong love affair. In my high school years, I dabbled (because I had time then) in hide tanning, cheese making, soap making, crocheting, sewing, quilting, cross-stitching, smoking meats, … Read the Rest
Ever since we planted the potatoes I have been peeking at them under the straw periodically. Waiting, waiting, waiting for them to come up. I have been a little impatient with them because it seemed like they were taking longer then usual. Which wasn’t a bad thing because we have still had some nights with … Read the Rest
Last week a few workers from the local Gas Company stopped in to check on our propane tank. Safety protocol. Nice of them. Right now we use propane to heat the brooder for our chicks and turkey poults. One of the gas workers recounted a story. Last year he made the same call to a … Read the Rest
Well I think it’s safe to say that today is no ordinary day in April…it’s cold and rainy and they are even calling for flurries tonight! What?!! Hope the chickens on pasture are able to stay warm! Because the past few days have been dreary, I’ve slowly began feeling the need for spring cleaning. What … Read the Rest
I started thinking about the word perseverance this week when I saw the maple tree in our backyard. Before putting out any leaves a maple tree first produces seeds, these seeds have tails on them which cause them to spin in the wind. We called them, “whirly gigs” when we were kids. Once ready, they … Read the Rest
For those of you who didn’t see the article in the NY Times I have attached a link below so you can read “The Myth of Sustainable Meat” written by James E. McWilliams that was published on April 12th…. The Myth of Sustainable Meat After being swamped by emails Joel eloquently responded to this with … Read the Rest