Well we barely kept it watered this week, didn’t thin the carrots, and the weeds are moving in, but just like housework, the garden work will wait for us! The plants are now getting big enough that we can wield a hoe to combat blankets of overnight weeds. There is still some hand weeding involved too. Try … More Farmgirl Gardening Series Week 9 (weeds, water, and radishes galore!)
Wanted: a cheese press “You got the bug again?” Lisa asked over text when I inquired whether our friend still has Nancy’s old one. “No. It never left.” I have friends with small dairies producing delicious milk for a great price. Why shouldn’t I still make cheese? Oh, because I don’t have a cheese press!! … More Pumpkin Hollow Farm Homesteading School Returns
The Southern Colorado Outdoor Living and Sustainability Fair was outstanding. We caught up with some of the folks we knew in the sustainability world and met many new ones, farmers and young beginners alike. I pep talked myself the whole way there, “I will not be sad. I will not be sad.” Seeing the homesteading and … More Farmgirl
Last week Farmgirl School celebrated its third birthday. I have been writing this blog for over three years. It is amazing to think how much has happened in that span of time. Doug and I became farmers. We learned how to milk goats, care for chickens, watched Maryjane ride the sheep, chased ducks, grew veggies like … More Farmgirl School Turns Three
My first book signing. I am very excited! If you are in Colorado please come by and visit with me. I would love to meet you!
The sun is shining brightly on this lovely New Year’s morn as a feeling of hope and aspiration overcomes us. We release the last year, accept its many lessons, rejoice that we are here this morning to breathe and revel in unstoppable dreams and goals. What is in store for Farmgirl School this year? My lists … More What’s Next? (welcoming the new year)
Several times this year I had us (meaning myself and you readers) all write down dreams, goals, things we want to change in our lives, things that we are holding onto, things that we need to start in order to get our dreams to unfold before us. For anything you desire or wish for will … More Starting a Homesteading School
Time does scurry along, doesn’t it? My second anniversary starting this blog came and went this week. This blog has become a seamless beginning to my morning, an outlet to the world and new friends, and a way to share our crazy farm happenings. But a blog is nothing if it doesn’t have readers and … More Farmgirl School Turns Two
And so the second part of Farmgirl School begins now…. We found a homestead.
I am inspired by so many things and people. From the Amish countryside to the Tuscany hills, there are people and principles there that appeal to me. Perhaps the aspects that I so desire are the same. I am inspired by simplicity. In having few material items. More meaningful open spaces that are easy to care … More This Year in Farmgirl School…