Pray for Barber County

Hey y’all. If you follow me on Facebook, you’ve been seeing my posts about what’s happening where I live in south central Kansas.  If you don’t, here’s the deal … Monday afternoon, we were alerted to a large wildfire burning just a few miles to the east of our homestead.  It was a big fire, fueled by that good old Kansas wind and the tinderbox of pasture ground that we live in because of an Continue Reading

May Showers

This post was most recently updated on July 11th, 2015It’s raining, it’s pouring!  And I’m not complaining!  Well, not much, anyway.  The truth is we’ve been in a drought for the past 8 years and we desperately need the moisture.  But I’ll be honest … it’s been raining for about three weeks now … and I’m starting to get a little annoyed. Shhhh!  Don’t tell my husband!  Or anyone else around here, for that matter. Continue Reading

Icky, Creepy Things

This post was most recently updated on July 11th, 2015I had a post ready to upload yesterday.  It was a fun and light-hearted account of my husband’s and my recent trip to a really cool flea market event in the City, which served as my Mother’s Day gift.  But none of that matters in light of the thing that happened yesterday afternoon … and I decided that I really must share with you that thing. Continue Reading

A Day in the Life

Spring Flowers

This post was most recently updated on July 11th, 2015Yesterday was a busy day on The Farm.  We had cattle delivered in the morning, which is always quite a production.  More cows means more water, so a solar pump had to be installed on the water well at the other place to avoid hauling water 2 or 3 times a day.  I’m especially excited about this, as I am the designated water hauler.  It’s not Continue Reading

Farm Mama’s View Finder

farm mamas view finder

This post was most recently updated on April 21st, 2018 I bought a fancy ‘grown up’ camera last summer.  It was on QVC as the ‘Today’s Special Value’, and it was a deal I couldn’t pass up.  (Don’t judge – QVC is awesome and awesome people like me shop there.)  Since then I’ve been taking pictures of pretty much everything around The Farm – kids, animals, scenery, dirt.  In an effort to be able to Continue Reading

A Long Row to Hoe

This post was most recently updated on May 18th, 2015At our place, it’s once again time to get the garden prepped and planted. Several years ago, we established a permanent garden spot, complete with raised beds that we built from reclaimed lumber and pallet boxes. We hauled in soil and fertilizer (read: manure from the corral), drew up detailed planting charts and diagrams and vowed that from that point on, our garden was going to Continue Reading