This man. Some of his friends call him Guy Smiley because he always leads with a grin and warm hello. His positive, can-do attitude is one of the things that I initially fell for. Today is his birthday. I'm grateful

Leaning my Life

I usually have at least two books going at once because I like to listen to audiobooks while I'm on the go with the boys and then there's the pile of books on/around my nightstand. My obsession with audiobooks

28 Weeks Pregnancy Update

Went to my 28 week prenatal checkup with the boys in tow this morning. I bribed them with peanut butter crackers to sit in the double stroller and be quiet. It worked! Hallelujah! (Pictures taken last night by John.) Another

Whose love do you crave?

Whose love did you crave more growing up? Your mother's or your father's? Whose love did I always crave? And honestly still do? My mother's and grandmother's love. When I lost them both in March/April of 2014, I started

Homesteading with Kids: Amy Landers

Some of us are farming full-time while others have day jobs. Some of us put our kids in traditional schools while others plan to homeschool. What we all have in common is putting a high premium on self-reliance, good homegrown

Homesteading with Kids: Katie Saul

I started my #HomesteadingwithKids series to not only learn how others juggle the workload of kids, animal husbandry, and gardening but also to break the stereotype that homesteaders are all off-grid Luddites! In our dreams, yes John and I would

How I discovered my personal mission

In the short time that I've made public both this blog and our intention of running a real farm, the primary response I've gotten from people have been variations of the following: "That's so meaningful!" "It's so special what you

Homesteading with Kids: Meredith Aycock

Meredith and Bryan Aycock of Willow Hill Family Farm met in Wyoming, where they became interested in sustainable farming and started their family with the birth of Millie in December 2013. When Meredith's parents offered use of their 100 acre