Thursday, February 20, 2014


I finally did it. I colored my (greying) hair with a little henna + a little indigo. Natural hair color. No chemicals. It is a little red for me, but my sweet husband likes it.

Boy Face

This is my middle girl trying to put on her boy face. She's a natural little actress (actor). :)

Friday, February 14, 2014


Four young ladies with a rose from their sweet Valentine daddy ♥♥

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Snow - February 2014

I'm not usually a fan of winter, unless it snows! I love snow. And snow it did these last few days.

Big snowflakes from the first snowfall.

The cows are actually super insulated from the snow. They have their winter parkas on and are making it through. They also huddle together for extra warmth and eat extra portions during cold weather which allows their digestive process warms them up. Next) this is my oldest daughter on the other side of our property hiking up the hill to sled down.

We don't get much speed on the hills of our property, but sledding is still fun.

And little brother enjoys being carted around on a sled.


Rosy cheeks.

Our goats didn't think much of the snow, but our little goat Henrietta (born last Spring) is usually game to coming out of the barn to run around with you.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Give a goat a Christmas Tree

Give some goats a Christmas tree...and...

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas At Home

We celebrated Christmas on the 26th this year. My step-daughter wasn't with us until then, so we held off our celebration. We started the day off with boxed cereal (a treat for our kids) and a mocha for my husband Jon and I. Then, I made Gluten Free Huckleberry coffee cake and we fried up some cow heart.

I prepared simple stockings for each of the kiddos, so they started out their morning discovering (and digesting) the contents. Most of the presents were arranged beneath the tree before the day began, except for step-daughter's presents, which she wrapped after arriving.

My big girls (10 and 12), had rolled rag curlers in their hair the night before, so their hair was curly and wavy. My already wavy haired girl took the curls well. The straight haired girl's hair turned wavy. I redid the now wavy haired girl in braids. And, my little girl (Abigail) and the biggest (Mariah) also prepared their hair before presents.


Then, we read Christmas story from Luke, and exchanged gifts.






Thursday, December 19, 2013

I don't have a beard

Josiah: I don't have a beard. I don't have a beard. I'm not 6, I'm 3.
Abigail (6): Maybe when he's 6 or 8, he'll have a little beard.

I love kids.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

A New (Old) Video

I recently upgraded my (still picture) camera. This was a long thought out purchase. The new camera has a list of things my older camera didn't include.


  • Improved low light photos
  • Live view
  • Better focus options
  • Better lighting options
  • C-MOS dust problem solved
  • And, lastly video (really nice video)

So, this got me thinking about videos. With my old video camera, it wasn't as easy to process videos for the web. So, I procrastinated making the videos, but today I decided to work on my videos.

Here's some of my work from today, a video of my little guy when he was a baby. I love him now, but I miss that.