Author Archives: Tammy Pedersen

About Tammy Pedersen

Tammy is married to John Pedersen, manager of Briarmoore and Grass Stain Tour extraordinaire. She is blessed to be able to stay at home with her three children. When not busy with farming and homeschool, Tammy can be found with knitting needles or crochet hook in hand, reading or writing. Someday she hopes to combine her love of travel with mission work.

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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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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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 Knitting


While the days continue to be quite busy, and somehow we find ourselves in July already, I have managed to eek out some time for knitting in the evening. The feel of the yarn sliding through my fingers and the occasional clicking of my needles relaxes me after a full day on the farm. In … Read the Rest

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We are busy, busy here at Briarmoore and this week has been filled with lots of cuteness. Two of our rabbit does had litters this week. All the kits seem to be healthy and happy. This is encouraging as our last round did not fare as well. All of us are enjoying this new endeavor. … Read the Rest

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Happy Father’s Day!


Happy Father’s Day to the most amazing man, best friend, and father I know…my husband John. Our children and I are blessed to have him in our lives, leading our family on this journey. He lives thoughtfully and purposefully with God at the forefront of everything. We are certainly not where I thought we would be seventeen years ago…and I would … Read the Rest

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This First Week of June


Honestly? This week was exhausting. It rained EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. And yes, rain is a blessing, especially for pasture raised products, but it also means damp feed, filthy eggs, and lots of changes of clothes for chores. But the Bible says,”This is the day the Lord has made; rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24) And … Read the Rest


Gentle Stewards


How to be gentle can be a tough lesson for parents to teach children. I can still hear my Dad’s voice saying, “Gentle Tamara, gentle,” as I held my new kitten when I was around seven years old. I am sure he feared I would pop her head off with my tight hold. Babies and young … Read the Rest

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