A Santa Clause Story and passing on traditions.

In the 1960's my mom bought a life-sized promotional poster of Santa Claus while attending college.  She hung him on her wall at Christmas and she and her roommates took pictures in front of him for fun.  She doesn't remember what form of advertising this perfect plump little Santa poster was selling, or where she … Continue reading A Santa Clause Story and passing on traditions.

Thanksgiving, a perfect time to teach kids about their food.

One of the blessings of owning a little peace of land, and probably my favorite, has been the opportunity to host different outdoor events and activities. Whether it be family gatherings, church functions or practices with my daughters softball team it seems something is always on the calendar. In Arizona, winter is a time to … Continue reading Thanksgiving, a perfect time to teach kids about their food.

Thanksgiving and lessons in GRATITUDE from an 8 year old

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time and by far my favorite holiday. Families gather to give thanks for their blessings, cook and eat big feasts, watch football and hopefully remember the Pilgrims and other times in our history for which we are grateful. I have always loved the rich history of this American holiday. Before it … Continue reading Thanksgiving and lessons in GRATITUDE from an 8 year old

10 Reasons Honeybees are too cool not to have on your farm.

I started beekeeping over five years ago. Before that I spent hours watching YouTube videos and reading books. I could not get enough information but I knew I wanted bees on our suburban farm. Even after all my research I had so much to learn. Learning beekeeping takes time for sure but the benefits are … Continue reading 10 Reasons Honeybees are too cool not to have on your farm.

Which came first? 5 reasons every family should raise chickens

The Chicken Came First.  Eight years ago when our dream to own a small farm looked like it just might become a reality our family started planning what farm animals we would raise.  At the top of the list was chickens. Our “dream farm” was in reality an out dated project house with 1.5 acres … Continue reading Which came first? 5 reasons every family should raise chickens

Why use goats milk soap? Top 10 benefits

When I first started making soap from our goats milk I was drawn to the creative nature of this forgotten craft.  Taking natural ingredients and combining them with scents and colors of my choosing to make a unique bar of soap still gets me excited.  But the health benefits of this amazing product should have … Continue reading Why use goats milk soap? Top 10 benefits