Farmgirl School Part 3 (cottages, mountains, and Permaculture)

Farmgirl School began while looking out the French doors onto a barren back yard in a small town.  Two dogs slept behind me as I set up the WordPress site.  What to name it?  It seemed perfect.  I needed a school!  Things that we were not taught growing up in the city were difficult to learn, we often did it the hard way, and the adventures were funny and informative to write about.  Our first garden there was short and compact.  We didn’t water enough.  By the third summer there we were quite a spectacle when folks drove down the main … Continue reading Farmgirl School Part 3 (cottages, mountains, and Permaculture)

The Forever Farmgirl (keeping the faith, new beginnings, and the ongoing homestead)

I wonder if life thus far has been preparing us for this.  Doug and I love bed and breakfasts.  We travel when we can and see as many as we can.  We even considered opening our own.  We lived through the coldest winter of our lives and came out stronger and loving the sun even more.  We have been practicing and perfecting every homestead skill we can think of in order to be more self reliant and to encourage others to do the same by teaching these skills.  We have amazed even ourselves by being able to grow food in … Continue reading The Forever Farmgirl (keeping the faith, new beginnings, and the ongoing homestead)

A Weekend Away From the Farm (Nederland and Boulder)

A weekend away is always a welcome respite.  Once babies are being born and farmer’s markets begin we will be busy on our farm so we welcome these few winter weekends when we can get away.  This time we went to Boulder and Nederland with our daughter, Emily, her boyfriend, Bret, and our granddaughter, Maryjane. We met the kids in Boulder for lunch on Pearl Street Mall.  This strip of shops doesn’t have cars on it, just people walking, musicians playing, as well as jugglers, acrobats, and unique talents.  We went to a deli for a quick lunch before heading to … Continue reading A Weekend Away From the Farm (Nederland and Boulder)