Homestead Life

Meet Tiny!

Our surprise baby has a name...Tiny! She got that name from my 6 year old grandson. When he met this little calf he was so surprised to see how tiny she was...and he told me we needed to call her Tiny...so we did! Actually we named her Tiny Mattea - which means Tiny...

The Great Homestead Cow Adventure Part 2

After spending Friday chasing cows, I was looking forward to a restful Sabbath the next day.  It certainly started out that way.  I was able to do some studying, nap a little and then about 4 pm the Farmer came and told me that he thought Toolie was laying on a brown...

The Great Homestead Cow Adventure – Part 1

We raise a heritage breed of cattle called Irish Dexters. Irish Dexters are considered the perfect homestead cow because they can be raised for beef, milk and used as oxen! They are smaller than other breeds but they are NOT a miniature breed. They are very gentle,...

True Confessions of a Terrible Parent!

Apparently, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, I raised my 4 sons completely wrong. I admit, that my kids did every single one of these terribly dangerous activities...and they did it with joyous abandon! They also used sharp tools to garden, ate food...

Watch-Birds of the South!

I don't know about other areas but down here in Appalachia, we have watch birds!  They have a dual purpose on our farm...their favorite food to eat is ticks along with other bugs!  Works for me!  However, they are the UGLIEST birds you will ever meet - they ALWAYS...

Welcome!

Welcome!  It's been a long time coming (and working with 3 different people) to finally find someone who understood my vision and my passion for this herbal, homestead life!  She started from scratch and built this beautiful place in just a few weeks - amazing! ...

Dear Marketing World….

Dear Marketing World, I know you are infatuated with me.  This is obvious since you can't stop calling me, mailing me, emailing me and even texting me...at all hours.... even when the world is sleeping you are trying to sneak a little time together.  Shame on you! I...

Please welcome the new addition to our homestead!

Call us crazy! (you probably should!)  The Farmer and I felt the homestead was missing something, and we are practical people, so we decided to make that our anniversary gift to each other this year.  Yep! We bought a new critter. Trouble is this particular critter...

Don’t forget to dingle your toes in the water!

Life is busy. A homestead life is even busier.  You work hard and most of the time it's dirty work. Whether you are mucking the barn or helping baby goats there is plenty of poop to deal with! We have found that it is important to take a break now and then. We did...