Friday, April 01, 2011

Blog Party Down On The Farm!!

The party is on!!! We are thrilled to take part in the Blog Party this year. I will tell you a little bit about us.

Michael and I will be married for 32 years as of next week. We really grew up together. I am truly blessed by the man that God has allowed me to spend my life with. God also blessed us with one Son and then with a precious Daughter-in-love. Here is our son...

And his beautiful wife.

We have also been blessed to live on a farm. We try to grow or raise as much of our own food as we can. We sell some to try and offset the costs. Probably our most famous farm animal is Buttercup, our Jersey cow. She is 15 years old and is gentle and sweet and gives the best milk you ever tasted, with cream that mounds up on a spoon.

Star is another famous part of our farm. :) She is an Australian Shepherd. She is now 13 years old and been the best dog that we have ever known.

This is our newest addition, Skye. She is also an Australian Shepherd. She is not a year old yet and full of energy.

We raise cows for beef as well.

This is my little corner of the house. I spend a lot of time in this corner in the winter time. The stove you see is the heating source for our house.
We also raise Shetland Sheep.
I was able to complete a dream project of mine last year. I made a shawl from the wool of my herd matriarch, Sunshine. Here is my sweet Daughter-in-love modeling it for me.

We also pasture raise broilers in the summer and turkeys for Thanksgiving. We raise pigs every so often as well. We try to garden each year and can and freeze the fruit of our labor.

We have an online store that carries all sorts of kitchen equipment and things to help around your homestead. We are also sponsoring one of the prizes for the Blog Party. Click on our logo to check out our store.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Make sure you click on the banner at the top and check out the Blog Party. There are lots of prizes.


Melinda said...

I've always wanted to try raising turkeys! I love the name of your store!

Jen said...

I love your dogs and your "star" of your farm! She is beautiful. I was on my grandfathers farm when I was a small child and miss that life! :) Be Blessed and glad I got to stop by!

Humble wife said...

I loved learning so much about you!!


Tarasview said...

wow! you are a busy lady!! Thanks for sharing your world with us :)

Mrs. Zwieg said...

Oh I am so excited to have found your blog! I was born on a farm, but we moved when I was five. After MANY LONG years of waiting and praying, my husband has chosen for us to move out into the country in about two months. I will at least have a garden again...this summer! :)

Jacquie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog - it looks like you have a lovely place. I grew up on a hog farm as a child & I always love going back to my parents place to visit, even though they don't farm any more. The country is such a beautiful place to live!

Unknown said...

Stopping by from the UBP '11! What a beautiful farm! It looks like you have your hands full!

Stacy said...

Excited to meet you. What a busy life you lead. It looks wonderful.

Thanks for visiting me :)

Jessica Heights said...

The star of your farm is so cute!! :)

Unknown said...

I have to say that I love how the "beef" cow is hiding behind a shrub. It's like he knows. HAHAHHA!

Nice to meet you, and your animal crew. It sounds like you are a very busy lady!

Dawn said...

Hi! Stopping by from UBP and now "liking" your FB page. LOVE all you have going on! Blessings!

Nancy said...

Stopped by from UBP. Love the farm pics and love Love Stories that last. Great music!

Kristine said...

How wonderful that you own a farm! I love that stove! :)

I am stopping by from the UBP2011! Check our my mission aviation blog at:


Kim said...

love the farm looks so cozy, we are doing the same thing,but in the desert !

we are a Christian family who loves the Lord, looking forward to getting to know you!


Hi Marci,
Lovely to meet you and your blog through UPB. This is my first year and I am finding many wonderful blogs, like yours.


Gg - Notes on the Journey # 269

PS. I just read the Spurgeon quote this week.

A Humble Planter said...

Goodness TWO Aussies!!! We have one, a 3 year old tri color who came from a farm but due to injury could no longer work. Fabulous girl (Stryker is her name) And we have a Mini English Bull Terrier, he's a character all on his own, both have HUGE personalities. :) I am so glad I found your blog and cannot wait to follow your farm journey. As an Army wife I have always had this little pull to be able to stay in one place long enough to hold a big garden and more animals of my own - one day - for now I follow blogs like yours :)
God Bless. - A Humble Planter from Planting Shade

Teresa from said...

It's really nice to meet you and read your blog! I am signing up to follow you and hope you will visit and follow me too!

Marsha said...

Hi! I'm just now catching up on UBP. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I've really enjoyed browsing through yours.

Kay said...

fabulous shawl!! how fantastic! i love your farm and all the pictures!! delightful!

Tina Hollenbeck said...

Hi! I'm visiting from the UBP - I'm #73 (Being Made New - on the Christian list. Very nice to get to know a little about you - and I hope you might have time to visit my place. :^)