Farmgirl School began in a little rented farmhouse in a small town. We jumped to what we hoped would be our forever home, a rented homestead in Calhan, that proved disastrous. Our rented homestead left us homeless, penniless, and losing nearly everything. We jumped for six months from friend’s guest room to friend’s basement until … More Homestead For Sale
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 scene. Even if I didn’t get any followers, I would enjoy typing away in the … More Six Years of Farmgirl School (and the adventure continues)
Over a thousand blog followers. I could not believe it as I lifted my coffee cup to my lips, the steam rising in the cooler morning air, and saw that number. 136,555 hits to my writings. My most popular blog by far (by thousands) was How to Make Chokecherry Wine! I want to share that … More The Farmgirl School Milestone
I have a really big announcement for my amazing blog readers! Now this is top secret because it was written as a gift to my children for Christmas so I cannot promote it on any social media sites that they might see, but as far as I know, they don’t read my blog. So here … More My New Cookbook is Released!
Even when I wasn’t actively writing this blog for the short time that we weren’t homesteading (I was pouting), I kept pulling up Farmgirl School on my computer. I used it to find recipes. How do I make eggnog again? I need a good recipe for dinner. How do I make… I love my blog. I … More For the Love of Farmgirl School (your one stop resource for everything homesteading DIY)
It seems a very long time ago that I stood outside on our prairie farm screaming. I watched the last of the chickens be swooped up and driven away by other farmers who didn’t rent their farms. The sheep were gone. The goats were gone. My dog had died. I continued to give away or … More How a Farmgirl got Her Groove Back
I would cordially like to invite you to the Colorado Springs Home and Landscaping Show this weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. If you love decorating, improving, gardening, and events as much as I do, you will love this show! HGTV, inspiration, ideas, and of course, White Wolf Medicine will be there! And yours truly is … More Farmgirl School Live!
November 25, 2012- I had just learned what a blog was and was excited to try it. Pages that would normally fill journals filled spaces on this web sized book. To write stories that teach and inspire and make folks laugh while learning to farm and homestead was my idea. A compilation of tales that … More Four Years Being a Farmgirl…and our new home
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 off with a bang. A new farm. An urban farm. Watch as we search, find, … More The Return of Farmgirl School
The pink leather notebook, fresh and empty of ideas, lay open upon the wooden breakfast table near the wood stove. Ideas flourished and manifested across the pages. The intensely planted garden of organic produce, the small dairy, the ducks, the chickens, the sheep, the goats, the bees, the homesteading school, the farmgirl classes, the herbal … More The New Notebook