The Great Pirate Andy

Do allow me to speak a bit about my ray of sunshine that never quits He came into this world after three days and changed my life in so many ways. He is handsome and quick, sweet as can be, and has a huge part of me. Wherever he goes, I want to go too,…

Under Streetlamps

It was his last day closing.  It was such a lovely night he opted to walk.  “I’ll meet you half way,” I replied. I stopped at the bridge that passed over the bike trail and stream and looked over trying to glimpse ducks swimming in the moonlight.  The city stars shone overhead.  I was warm in…

Happy Birthday to the Farmer of My Dreams

There was a man who stole my heart for awhile we were rarely apart. He can easily milk goats on the kittens he dotes can catch a chicken in the road chase sheep as the rooster crowed chopped the wood and moved the hay “Well have it again!” he likes to say. Cuddled into his…

Happy Birthday to the Littlest Farmgirl

This kid. This kid is three years old today.  From the moment she was born, our world lit up, much like a firecracker, with this little spunky, fun, highly smart, lovely little girl. When asked what she wants for her birthday she will reply, “Sheep.  Big ones.” She has been a farmgirl from birth (after…

Book Release Party (Yay New Books!)

I’ll admit, one of the good things about having so much time on my hands is that my creative side has been busy.  I am so pleased to introduce my two new books that we will release simultaneously.  I would love to see you come to my store next Saturday to meet or visit with…

Mims at Nineteen

I believe that many folks follow this blog, not just for the farming how-to, but because it has become a saga, a non-fiction novel of sorts!  Our family memoirs.  Y’all watched as the kids went through teen years and became adults.  You were there when our granddaughter was born.  When we were at the top…

The Country Spirit

This is the photo that came across my screen the other day!  Her mother caught her in a moment of history in the making. Maryjane has been in love with horses since birth.  If you have been following long you remember my friend, Nancy, who I had many farmgirl adventures with before she passed away. …

Grandma and Grandpa’s House

  Yesterday evening I went to visit my Grandma and Grandpa.  It was just me.  For years I have always been there with other cousins or my kids or husband or Maryjane but as I nestled into the easy chair with my tea and cookies I quickly regressed to twelve years old.  Grandma said she…

When the World Stops (and next week’s Herbal Medic Kit lesson)

  My beautiful daughter, Shyanne, was in a bad car accident last night.  As I raced down the highway to Colorado Springs, in what felt like slow motion, I realized that though where we want to live, what we do, and how big our gardens are important, well, no, no, they really aren’t.  What is…

The Greatest Quotes

When you think back on your life of quotes, those given to you, those read, which ones stand out to you?  Which ones offer direction for how you live?  Or simply whisper wisdom?  When I think on this question two quotes come to mind as the ones that ring loudest and most often. I was…