Ginger Gold, Honey, and Helping

I hope everyone had an amazing week! My girls and I have been on the farm in Virginia this week. We usually spend a lot of time in the evenings sitting on the porch, chatting and enjoying the evening, watching the sun set and seeing the stars pop out and the heat of Virginia summer […]

A Soft Underbelly

We’ve been busy on the farm, but mostly with things that are completely normal – making hay, feeding cows, horses, chickens and pigs – although we did have another little one born Sunday. We found this one right away and he got his earring. : ) I wanted to share a story today that I’d […]

The Parable of Talents

I’ve been thinking of the parable of the talents lately. You know, the one where Jesus talks about the three servants whose master was going away. He gave one servant ten talents to keep while he was gone. One servant five, and one servant, two. When the master came back the servants with ten and […]

Sometimes Things… Don’t Work Out

I think I mentioned last fall that we “flushed” our Akaushi cows and put some embryos in our fall herd. “Flushed” basically means that we set them up to come into heat and to release more eggs than normal. After they were artifically inseminated and the embryos had started to develop, but had not attached […]

Quiet Times on the Farm

We’ve been working hard on the farm this week. We made and wrapped over two hundred large square bales of wet hay. We also ran the spring herd through the chute. I worked the pen, but I did take time to climb up on a gate and take a pic of my family working which […]

A Humble Spirit

This past week I was thinking about the baby in the manger. God in the manger. The Creator of the Universe and everything in it, lying, naked and helpless, alone and poor, in the manger. Our example of humility. I know we’ve all heard it – how he left the glory and power of His […]

My Tough Face

My youngest daughter, Pie, and I have been on the farm in Virginia by ourselves for a while. I mentioned last week we’re cooking and watching movies and working, of course. The apples on the tree in our yard are ready, and so before we go out to check the herds, we grab some and […]