My life is so humorous at times. It is such a dichotomy due to the fact I lived in Houston, Texas for 50 years and still have many, many connections with friends and family from the world of education and NASA, but now I live on a farm and raise pigs, cows, goats, and chickens … Continue reading Farm + City Connections
Part 4: The Unfitted Farmhouse Kitchen Reveal +The Pantry
Well, Friends, here it is!! The moment you have all been waiting for! (Actually, it's the moment I have been waiting for! 😉 Our unfitted farmhouse kitchen is (almost!) complete!!! We have some bigger projects and some smaller projects that need tweaking, to be sure, but it is completed enough to share with you all. … Continue reading Part 4: The Unfitted Farmhouse Kitchen Reveal +The Pantry
Part 3: A Whimsical Kitchen + The #2 Pine Board Floor
When we bought our farm, the one area I knew I wanted to change was the kitchen! It was completely covered in beige tile. It had beige tile floors, beige tile countertops, beige tile backsplash, and a beige tile built in table. Our master bedroom also had beige tile floors and a beige tile fireplace … Continue reading Part 3: A Whimsical Kitchen + The #2 Pine Board Floor
Part 2: The Antique Furniture + The Kitchen Sink
I have a couple of thoughts that I need to share. This "unfitted kitchen" term is bothering me to no end. It isn't quaint. It isn't warm and cozy. It doesn't truly capture the idea at all. ALL kitchen from the beginning of time until about 100 years ago were "unfitted" which means they were … Continue reading Part 2: The Antique Furniture + The Kitchen Sink
I've learned a thing or two about hungry cattle in the past six years. When you come out into the pasture with a bag of cattle cubes during a drought, even the most complacent cows become like the bulls you see on television during the Running of the Bulls in Spain! This morning, I felt … Continue reading Farm Antics
Cute Cows Make Me Happy
It was my very first time to go to the auction barn to purchase cattle. I sat and listened intently as the auctioneer started the cadence. I had done my homework and attended the auction for several weeks to learn how to enter into the fray. It took me a couple of visits to realize … Continue reading Cute Cows Make Me Happy
New Year, New Goals!
Every year around this time for as long as I can remember, I begin writing down a very lengthy, detailed list of goals for the entire year. I make separate categories for the goals depending on what our family is doing during the upcoming year. This year, I have written four categories: personal, house, farm, … Continue reading New Year, New Goals!
Thankful for the Hard Times, Too!
Sunset on Green Acres with our three adorable puppies. Well, our friends and family are keenly aware of the difficult times our family has experienced over the years. We have had seasons of abundance, seasons of want, seasons of intense sadness, and seasons of incredible joy. It has come in waves for us many different … Continue reading Thankful for the Hard Times, Too!
The Perfect Timing
Many of you know that I have been wanting to open a shop for almost ten (10!) years now, but it has been delayed over and over again for various reasons. Well, I am here to tell you that God has outdone Himself on the timing with The Rusty Coop. The amount of joy and … Continue reading The Perfect Timing