Homestead Life

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...

A Season of Change

We're in a season of change here on the farm....so many things are happening it's hard to keep up! Our addition to the farmhouse is almost done...just a few little things left to do here and there...it's been a long road. We started this last October and hope to be...

Snow!!

So...we were supposed to get a couple of inches of snow.  However, the storm forgot to quit when it was supposed to and we got almost a foot of snow. This is not supposed to happen here in beautiful Tennessee.  We live in the south for goodness sakes! It is beautiful...

I’ve lived in a basement for 17 years!

Surprised?  It's true...for the last 17 years our living room, dining room and kitchen have been in a basement.  A basement with just one small window...can we say depressing? When we purchased the farm, I found a set of plans rolled up on the kitchen counter.  It was...

2016 The Year of Adventure!

2016 looks to be packed with adventure! There is so much happening on our farm and in our lives, I don't know where to begin! Here are some of the adventures that are on our horizon... In just a few weeks, we celebrate our first wedding anniversary! We are making some...