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 we worked hard enough and saved enough to get into an apartment. Our apartment was fun (top floor, big tub, fireplace with a light switch) but we longed for a garden and chickens once more. Enter this beautiful homestead that we have enjoyed, our own place, for the past two and a half years. And even though we live in a lovely neighborhood and have so much here, we find ourselves called back the country. Back to a small town. Farmgirl School will continue as I take you with me to look at properties and move to our (hopefully) forever farm. I am so lucky to have so many amazing friends and readers to support us on this journey over the years and I am looking forward to making memories with you for many years to come! But now, I want to share with you my beloved urban homestead, which is now for sale.
Click here, maybe you will fall in love too!
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 with you again along with a few of my favorite blog posts.
What a chronicle this has become! I use it nearly daily. How do you can beans? I look up my blog! I am teaching a canning class today and I couldn’t remember how long to can pickled beets and eggs. It’s right here.
We had a lovely visit with our friends, Lisa and Lance yesterday at Bristol brewery that resides inside a hundred year old school. They have been on the same journey as we have all these years. We have watched our children grow up and grandchildren come. They have worked hard and own a ranch with their family out east. ( https://rafterwranch.net/) We talk about her cows, my chickens, our plans, our kids, this lifestyle. We have some very big changes and great plans coming up so I bounce ideas off of Lisa and we talk about ways to make my new business idea work (oh, the suspense, I can’t tell you yet!) and how to use our house to buy a farm in the future. In almost six years so much has changed for both of us, yet there sipping a macchiato on a summer day we may as well have been in her kitchen years ago plotting our next farming move. Like minded friends are gold, folks.
And so, here’s to a 1000 more readers and a great many more tales to tell.
How to Make Chokecherry Wine
A Visit to an Amish Home
And a Child Was Born
Come in, come in, so glad to see y’all. Better set awhile.
You know a lot about me after all these years. Blogs make the world just a little smaller. They connect us in commonality and friendship.
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I’ll put on another pot of coffee. I can’t wait to hear from you!
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