The Goat That I Don’t Remember

Our life experiences, even those we can’t remember, play a significant role in shaping our personalities.  They help determine the things we like or dislike.  They peak our interest in certain things. I remember spending a lot of time at my grandparents home as a child.  Until this weekend, I wasn’t aware of how muchContinue reading “The Goat That I Don’t Remember”

An Upcoming Visit to the Farmy

As we venture out to the world of RV ownership and travel, I still hold onto the hope that  one day things will work out for us to own our own little homestead.   We still strive to live a more self-sufficient lifestyle, by raising our own food.  We are fortunate to have the space forContinue reading “An Upcoming Visit to the Farmy”

Whoa Nellie!!! It’s Cold Outside!!!!!!

Burrrrrr!!!! Teeth chattering!!!! Frost bite warning!!!!! It’s been dangerously cold here this past week.  We also got snow.  Not a lot.  Only 3-4 inches, but enough that I needed to shovel the driveway, especially the end of the driveway where the snow plow pushed all the snow off the road. When I shovel, I have timeContinue reading “Whoa Nellie!!! It’s Cold Outside!!!!!!”

Mom, Can I Have a Baby Chick?

This was the question Naomi asked me recently. We’ve had discussion about the animals that will one day be on our little farm and hae made it clear that a coop will be built (if there isn’t already one in place) and baby chicks will be the first farmyard animals to grace our homestead. We haveContinue reading “Mom, Can I Have a Baby Chick?”

How Have Things Really Changed?

I was asked a question by a WOW reader. What is interesting about her question is that I had been pondering the same question myself. “having been to the Farmy have any of your ideas changed?” The short answer to this question is, yes. First, let me go back a few blog posts when I mentionedContinue reading “How Have Things Really Changed?”

A Visit to the Farmy (Long Post, Lots – o – Pictures)

When hubby and I first decided to switch direction and move to a more self-sufficient lifestyle in the country, I began searching for other like-minded folks. My search lead me to a blog, written by a woman who lives here in Central Illinois. Immediately, I knew I would enjoy following Cecilia’s blog posts over at TheContinue reading “A Visit to the Farmy (Long Post, Lots – o – Pictures)”

Ready to Pay the Price

After months and months and months of planning and researching and searching, our homesteading dream is finally happening. The excitement!! The joy!!!! The utter amazement!!!! Bring on the chickens, goats, pigs, ducks, turkeys, and sheep!!!! Let’s get this garden started!!!! And I can’t forget the orchard!!!!!  Apples, pears, cherries, and peaches.  Yum, yum!!! I’ll alsoContinue reading “Ready to Pay the Price”

Focus on Change

We are trying to grow where we are planted, but sometimes that is really, really hard. The powers that be have put a lot of limitations on the people in this little village and hubby recently confirmed that not only can we not have chickens, but we can’t have meat rabbits either.  For a matter-of-fact, itContinue reading “Focus on Change”