Homestead Life

Katie Is Addicted

Katie Is Addicted

Katie, our new rescue dog, will probably appear quite often here.  She goes with me everywhere so she is always in the frame. Katie is still learning to trust.  She loves to be outside but we have discovered that she has three...count em...THREE addictions. Here is...

Mixing Potting Soil – My Personal Recipe!

Mixing Potting Soil – My Personal Recipe!

This morning we mixed potting soil.  Two of my sons live here on the farm and we worked together this morning to fill a container for the greenhouse.  I'm going to share the process and the recipe - it's so much cheaper than buying it and you know everything that's in...

Meet Katie the Farm Dog!

Meet Katie the Farm Dog!

I have a friend who fosters shelter dogs.  I'd been looking for a rescue for months.  I asked her to keep her eye out and she said she'd do that for me. She mentioned that she was sheltering a dog currently but it was probably going to a different rescue organization....

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...