Homestead Life

Hey Texas!

Hey Texas!

Hey ya'll!  I promise, I am returning every phone call, email, Facebook message, text message and even carrier pigeons if one happens to arrive. I have been overwhelmed by your response to the show that aired on Texas Country Reporter!  Y'all are so friendly and...

Greenhouse Disaster! The Good, The Bad & The Ugly!

Greenhouse Disaster! The Good, The Bad & The Ugly!

True confession time!  My life has been a bit crazy and stressful for the last few years and growing a garden was just not part of the plan.  Sometimes we have to pivot and change when life throws us curveballs don't we? I haven't liked the idea of being unprepared...

He called it a “Beauty Shot”…

He called it a “Beauty Shot”…

He called it a "beauty shot" and boy it certainly was...my soap never looked so good! This gentleman came about 3 or 4 years ago and spent a day here on our farm getting to know us and doing some filming!  Evidently that film showed up today on a program called Texas...

Hello, my name is Cheri and I’m a chick-a-holic….

Hello, my name is Cheri and I’m a chick-a-holic….

It’s not my fault (really!). Hear me out….there are SO many heritage breeds, beautiful colors of eggs and beautifully feathered chickens that I can’t help myself.  I’m not greedy…I just want one of everything.  Just one…. Normally this isn't a tremendous problem....in...

Till the Cows Come Home…#2

Till the Cows Come Home…#2

Have you ever heard that expression "I’ll love you till the cows come home"?  Know why they say that?  Because the cows don’t EVER come home.  Let me repeat that...if you don’t go get them.... they.never.come.home! Many years ago we had a neighbor pull up to let us...

It’s that time of year….

It’s that time of year….

I love spring here on the farm.  A sure fire way to tell spring is here is when you find these things beginning to be gathered in the kitchen... Yes, right between the daily supplements and my current favorite cookbook are the first signs of spring! As we gather the...

Meet Coop!

Meet Coop!

This is Coop!  He's named that because he is King of the Coop - chicken coop that is! He’s a sassy thing! Coop has ruled the roost here for several years.  Right now, he’s getting a run for his money from some younger boys. We raise most of our own flock.  We gather...

Meet Tiny!

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...