Winter Farm Prep looks different for each farm but there are a few things that every farm has in common. My small garden takes an afternoon to prep while the prep for horses and equipment takes much longer. Speaking of the garden, I gather the last of the fruit and vegs then pull up the plants to ... Read More about Winter Farm Prep, Hodge Podge Catch-Up
Almost two weeks ago, Daniel, a friend from the old farm came to visit and work. An amazing amount was accomplished in the barn, on the farm, in the house, on the driveway. Seriously, I've got three pages of chores/work that's been checked off. While he was here, Katelyn and Christopher were here as ... Read More about 10 Days of WORK!
~ home, where my dreams lead ~ Recently, I asked someone if I'd heard God wrong. I thought He said, "Make the blog a business; tell what you know because every time an old person dies, a library is lost." I just spent 2 hours writing an article on moving from city to country, hit publish and POOF! ... Read More about My Other Self
Granny and PawPaw Lynch lived beside my parents; in fact, it was PawPaw who sold my parents their acreage to start their own homestead. Daddy grew up on an Appalachian homestead doing all those things one imagines on a hardscrabble farm. They raised most everything they needed to eat (milk cow, ... Read More about Vintage Homestead – Windfall Apple Butter
Be warned, this is a self indulgent post; you may choose to abandon now. I am not a person for whom happiness comes easily now which is one of the great ironies of life. My middle name, Kay, is Celtic for happy but it seems, along with that name, I've also inherited the Celts propensity for ... Read More about Can One Die From Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy?
~ "Where y'all been?" asks Sam P. Spade, Secret Angel ~ By now it's no surprise I'm a low tech anything technical. When I began doing this post hours and hours ago, I realized there were comments to which I'd never responded so began, an hour several hours ago (sensing a theme?) by answering. Heck, ... Read More about A Holiday From Normal
As Dave once said, "Goofing off is no fun unless there's something else I should be doing." What I should be doing is writing checks, paying bills, stamping envelopes yet here I sit, typing. After the house flood, Mom and Daddy are again sitting in their own chairs, sleeping in their own beds and ... Read More about Great Grandmother’s Soap Basket and Giveaway
~ Come, sit a spell ~ In the second chapter of the Song of Solomon, verses 11 & 12 it says, "For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle dove is heard in our land." The voice of ... Read More about Blackberry Winter and Apple Trees
Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is a beauty, admire it. Life is bliss, taste it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life s a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is costly, care for it. Life is wealth, keep it. Life is love, enjoy it. Life ... Read More about Dear Children, Love One Another
Over the last quarter century, when I've ventured off the farm it's usually to the grocery store, the feed store, the post office, the library, the gas station or church. Now that I've moved closer to family, include family as well as a yearly vacation. My routine varies in that I may not go to each ... Read More about 25 Years of Social Distancing Still Looks the Same