First week of Spring or “Let the Games Begin”: This Week March 22 – 28, 2021

It’s three in the morning on Sunday. I am listening to the steady downpour of rain on the tin roof and wind. The entire week has centered around this one day. Every day preparation for this storm and next week when we are not able to bring in supplies to the farm by kyack likeContinue reading “First week of Spring or “Let the Games Begin”: This Week March 22 – 28, 2021″

The Most Important Two Questions I Ever Asked Myself as a Woman Homesteader

It’s no secret to anyone who homesteads that a traditional skills lifestyle can be challenging. Winter, spring, summer or fall there are chores to do, livestock and plants to tend, and housework that seems to never end. It can be exhausting and overwhelming. Sometimes that exhaustion is overwhelming to the point we want to giveContinue reading “The Most Important Two Questions I Ever Asked Myself as a Woman Homesteader”

When the Spring Goes Dry: A Very Honest Post About Recovering from Domestic Violence and Trauma

Years ago at the other farm our spring ran out of water and we had to switch to the emergency tank. It was not pleasant drinking from that tank. But even more unpleasant was making the trek up the side of the holler to clear out the blockage. Part of me feels like the pastContinue reading “When the Spring Goes Dry: A Very Honest Post About Recovering from Domestic Violence and Trauma”

How to Treat Common External Problems in Sheep : Hoof Problems (Shepherding Series Installment Four)

Last month we laid the groundwork and frame for discussing the external common problems faced by shepherds and sheep. To read that post – Click Here. Following that framework we are starting off with Hooves. This month we are heading into the actual problems and how I treat them. While I may be a seasonedContinue reading “How to Treat Common External Problems in Sheep : Hoof Problems (Shepherding Series Installment Four)”

The Chickens, The Dogs, and the Garden Hose – Our Third Night Ever on Our First Homestead

I thought it would be a good week for a funny story. Enjoy! Our first three nights in August at our first homestead were quite peaceful. Mommy and I spent several days, with the help of the Baker Flock, building a coop for our 31 young chickens. At the time my bitties were only 7Continue reading “The Chickens, The Dogs, and the Garden Hose – Our Third Night Ever on Our First Homestead”

Just Listed in the Shop – Peaches and Cream Soap

Our very first hand crafted soap is FINALLY ready! Our Peaches and Cream Soap features our Goat’s Milk and Corn Silk directly from our small, woman owned, multi-generational farm in the foot hills of Tennessee. Ever since I made this soap I have craved peaches because this soap smells just like the freshly picked peachesContinue reading “Just Listed in the Shop – Peaches and Cream Soap”

This Week: Almost Spring

I can hardly believe March is here already. Just last week we had snow and ice blanketing the farm. This Week our pastures are beginning to come alive again. With the warming weather has come our yearly spring rains. They were heavy enough to send our cattle looking for shelter. We were fortunate to haveContinue reading “This Week: Almost Spring”

Meditations on Water

We have been under siege by water the past three weeks here at Serenity Cove. It has come in the form of rain, ice, hail, snow, and flood. I’ve quite a bit of time to think while doing chores about water. Yes, we are surrounded on three sides by water, but the shear amount ofContinue reading “Meditations on Water”