1 Year…


I cannot believe it has been a year already. Where has the time gone? I feel like I just started writing about our adventures here on the farm. It has been an interesting year and I hope you have enjoyed reading my posts as much as I have writing them. Thank you for reading. I really appreciate it.

Since it has been a year, I thought Iย  would do a giveaway….Comment on this post telling me what you have enjoyed most about my blog and I will enter you for 2 free bars of homemade soap from Old Barn Soap Company (my soap business). Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you.




**Giveaway ends at 12:00 am CST on 8/13/2012. Only residents of the US are eligible to win. Winner can choose fromย any bars of soap from the stock I have on hand. Thanks!


13 responses »

  1. I enjoy your recipes the most with the photos! I’m going to give your Freezer Tomato Sauce a go, probably next weekend. Looks delicious and easy enough to do — since I’m a garlic lover, I’ll add some of that to the recipe!

    Secondly, the stories of your chickens with the hidden eggs and the garlic! You have a ton of it! I have a friend who is a garlic farmer. I think they planted 30,000 last fall and had a great harvest this year as well. She also sells to local restaurants and at a few farmers markets and makes garlic powder and garlic flakes. What I read on your blog sounds similar to what she says HA! The bundling is the most difficult and time consuming of all.

    • I think you’ll love the tomato sauce. It smells SO good cooking. I need to go out to the garden today and get more tomatoes. The Romas seem to be the only thing growing in this drought.

      • Glad to hear your tomatoes are doing well…mine must have set the snooze way too many times because I haven’t gotten even one yet. They are still small and green. I will pick up some tomatoes from some of my favorite chemical-free farmers at the market on Saturday so I can try your Freezer Tomato Sauce recipe! Thank you for your blog :0)

    • Thanks, Candi. The kids do have a good time out here on the farm…too bad it has been so intensly hot this summer to do much.

  2. I honestly enjoy all your posts about life on the farm. If I have to pick a couple though, they would be : all the info you give on buying local, growing your own foods and making your own soap. I also enjoy the different farms and orchards you take the kids to. I realize that my kids are missing out on some of these non-expensive “field” trips. That will change. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • We love our non-expensive field trips….with Maggie going to Kindergarten this year I don’t know how many we will be able to do. Maybe Liam and I will have some special dates. You guys could come too ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I like the making Butter,LOL Who knew that you could shake your cream too much. I enjoy your updates and hope your kids are enjoying summer and all the new things they are learning.

    • Glad to hear you have gotten some ideas, Susan…that’s my goal….make other people want to do some of the things I am doing ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. you make things seem so simple and easy to do. i just enjoy reading your stories. and just wish that i was this talented to be able to do. keep the stories coming.

  5. I enjoyed the field trips to see all the animals. Gives me lots of good ideas where to take Ellie when she gets a bit bigger ๐Ÿ™‚

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