May 2017

6 posts

    I just cannot tell you how many times I have heard that as a kid.  Don’t like your spinach?  Just twirl it with your fork and hopefully Mom will think you have eaten some.  Got French fries?  Oh, yeah.  Building material!  Today, as an adult, I love to ‘play’ with my food – …
    Most days on a farm are a relaxed kind of hectic.  I know.  That sounds weird.  But unless there is a major problem, you can take your time getting things on your list of things to do.  Once animals have been fed and watered, you can look around and see what takes priority.  …
I love studying the ‘Lost Arts’.  Weaving. Spinning.  Embroidery.  Cross-stitch.  Quilting.  These are just a few of the arts that our ancestors took part in – most of which was considered more of a necessity than a hobby.  Want your family to stay warm over a brutally cold winter?  You had better know how to …
It may be one of the most time consuming tasks on the farm, but I love to water my garden.  I can stand out there for hours with a water hose in my hands, just watching the world go by.  It’s the one time I can stop and stand almost perfectly still for minutes at …
    “I do not particularly like the word ‘work.’ Human beings are the only animals who have to work, and I think that is the most ridiculous thing in the world. Other animals make their livings by living, but people work like crazy, thinking that they have to in order to stay alive. The …
I know just how blessed I am to live on a small farm.  There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t stop and think about the wonder of it all.  Through my farm I am able to do what I love, and feed my family, friends and neighbors, all at the same time.  …
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