I wish we had started homesteading and farming long ago. It would be nice to have a multi-generational legacy of land and tradition that becomes genetically ingrained in the children and is always a sense of comfort and a place … Continue reading The Multi-Generational Legacy of Farming and Homesteading
Our children are coming for the weekend and Doug and I zoomed around in our convertible looking to see what farms near us would be open that we could take them to. Our kids and grand-kids love farms and who … Continue reading Pumpkin Hollow Farm (a possible beginning?)
I was standing in the kitchen of the tiny farmhouse we lived in out on the prairie. A small school bus turned into the winding dirt drive and proceeded towards the house. Dust pulled up behind it as it bounced … Continue reading The Duck Healer (and other tales in Cherokee Home)
That was probably the most common question asked in my grandparent’s home. Where did the time go? They would be telling a story about a friend who used to live there, or the neighbor and her daughter, or look at how tall … Continue reading Where Did the Time Go?
We started our farm when the girls were young teenagers. They spent hours in the chicken coop with the new chicks, cooing to and naming them. Tempers would flare and they would take their own time out among the soft … Continue reading Farm Heroes and the New Chicken Yard, Greenhouse, and Shed.
Six years ago today I sat down and wrote my first blog post. I had just recently heard of blogging. I was writing regular columns in a few local newspapers but I was excited to take my words onto a bigger … Continue reading Six Years of Farmgirl School (and the adventure continues)
I need this sign! Gandalf is over a hundred pounds now at seven months old. He is adorable. His crazy brother, Merlin is eight months old and thinks he is a jaguar. Or a dog. That boy is a little … Continue reading The Motley Crew of Pumpkin Hollow
Ooh, purple carrots, must have those. Pak Choi, yes please. This is Pumpkin Hollow Farm, mind you, so three varieties of pumpkins in various colors sounds good. Three kinds of potatoes. Two kinds of asparagus (we are finally in a … Continue reading The Cost of Gardening
How does a nearly four year old remember life on a farm so vividly two years ago? “We need to get goats,” she says casually. “We can’t have goats here,” I replied, “but guess what we are getting?” “A cow?” … Continue reading The Littlest Farmgirl Strikes Again (and choosing backyard chickens)
That’s right, Folks. From small town urban farm to prairie homestead to friend’s houses to apartment living while farm dreaming to….our own homestead. One that we own. As we approach the four year anniversary of Farmgirl School, how fitting to start it … Continue reading The Return of Farmgirl School