Painted Sub Floors

“A funny thing happened while I  was upstairs” I told my husband, who is out of town for the next two days. He proceeded to laugh as I told him that instead of cleaning the carpet I ripped it up and threw it away!

Don’t worry I do this kind of thing often… he should have know not to leave town!

All kidding aside this is my daughter Ruby’s room. I have had plans to rip the carpet up and paint the subfloors for a while now. I was up there about to vacuum when that “I need a new project” feeling came over me…so this happened. Well only half of it happened…my ten year old daughter has soooo much stuff! 

When we lived in Kentucky I painted and stenciled the dining room and play room sub floors so this should be a piece of cake! More to come in a couple days…

You Know You’re A Farmer

As I’m going through my “read the bible in a year plan” the Old Testament is becoming quite alive with all things farm related. There are so many scriptures that talk about goats and sheep and food and gardening it has me totally engrossed.  I feel like I’m becoming the butt of a new joke that starts with “You know you’re a farmer when…” So here are the passages that have made me stop and say hmmm? for a moment… And made me realize I’m definitely turning into a farmer!

  • When God created the world it says he specifically made livestock and wild animals. God knew we would need farmers! 
  • Did Jacob know from experience what would happen when he put the reeds in front of the goats while they were breeding or was it faith that caused this strategy to work?
  •  Was there a reason Rebecca slaughtered two goats for a meal for one man when she was trying to trick Isaac into believing Jacob was Esau? Did she sacrifice one as a burnt offering or was she just getting ready for everyone else’s dinner as well? 
  • Had I ever noticed that Rachel was a shepherdess, she must have been very brave to be out in the pastures with all the dangers that come with that job.
  •  Did you ever ponder the ratios of female to male livestock Jacob gave to Esau as a peace offering. Well I certainly just did!

I bet you’ll start doing it now and wonder why you’ve never noticed. Get a few chickens and your mind starts being blown! Have a happy Tuesday y’all;)

The Starr of The Farm

  My first chickens lived in a coop made of pallets that I precariously placed in an old dog run. I had no idea the amount of trouble this was going to cause me when it came to predators….even with all my ingenuity and reinforcements….because  raccoons are not picky about what part of a chicken they eat and whatever they can pull through that fencing….a leg…a tail! It becomes their midnight snack…

Sleep was fleeting back then…


Fast forward to the present and you’ll find this girl…Starr Moonflower or Star Baby for short (I know it’s not really shorter it’s just what comes out when I see her;)

she’s the gift that keeps on giving…she’s the light at the end of the tunnel…she’s the music to my ears (keep barking girl)…

The Great Pyrenees is truly a spectacular dog and it amazes me the instinct she has to protect our flock and herd. 

She gets between the bucks and the does…between the Bucks and me!..she chases Hawks, vultures, and who knows what else during the night!

She is why I sleep soundly at night and the great white of my barnyard… I can’t imagine a farm without her, and we will always have one of her now that I know who the real star is.