The Journey Continues

We are still moving along in our foster care licensing process. Our original plan was to be licensed by now so we could do some respite care of other foster families.  However, some of the rules here in Texas, have slowed us down considerably and it’s unlikely we’ll be licensed before our cruise.  Yet, weContinue reading “The Journey Continues”

A Moment of “Oh No” Turned Around

I decided to start taking horseback riding lessons.  Last Saturday the girls had a make up lesson so I was able to get back into the saddle after 9 months of not riding.  I had forgotten some of the saddling details, but felt more comfortable in the saddle than I had previously. Monday was a regular lessonContinue reading “A Moment of “Oh No” Turned Around”

Our Christmas Gifts to Us

Recently, hubby came home from work and wanted to talk to me about our homesteading dream.  As he began spilling out all of his thoughts I sat there thinking, “He’s right.”  Yes hubby, I said it publicly – You are right!  🙂 We’ve been waiting for the perfect moment. We’ve been waiting for that perfectContinue reading “Our Christmas Gifts to Us”

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?”

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”

Crazy Acres

We have put our crazy plan wheels in motion, which means we put our car wheels in motion and made a drive down to the Missouri Ozarks to look at some property. I found out about some properties via a member of a website forum called Homesteading Today.  I had posted a question on the forum about property and she responded withContinue reading “Crazy Acres”

A Crazy Plan

A couple of weeks ago I wrote Planning a New Plan.  We had spent 1 1/2 years trying to come up with the perfect homestead plan, but weren’t making any measurable progress in getting there.  The time had come to re-evaluate and create a new plan and that’s what we have done. Now, some mayContinue reading “A Crazy Plan”

Planning A New Plan?

For the last 18 months, we have been in planning mode.  Planning a change of job for hubby; planning the sell of our house; planning the purchase of property; planning our move to the country; planning for animals;  planning for outbuildings;  planning . . . . planning . . . . planning . . . . The problemContinue reading “Planning A New Plan?”