Summertown, where the living’s easy

Seriously, that’s what is on the ‘Welcome’ sign leading into my town: ‘Summertown, where the living’s easy.’ Pretty clever, I think. Sorry for the delay in blogs- if you care- but for one, I went to a week long conference in Vegas, which was a blast but time consuming, and two, I’ve been chewing on a blog that I just …

The final chapter

Yesterday was a hard day for our family. After several blogs, 2 and a half weeks, and dozens of comments with advice and feedback, we made the difficult decision to put our Golden Retriever, Scout, to sleep. If this is the first you’re hearing about Scout, our adventure began when we picked him up the December 30th, expecting to be …

He lives

Okay, Readers, this blog calls for some audience participation! I am struggling to gain perspective on this one, and I’ve been struggling for a week- since I last posted. Scout is not dead. THANK YOU so much for the sweet messages, text messages and prayers I got encouraging our family through the hard time that didn’t happen. It just didn’t …

Change

They say the only thing constant is change. I think they’re right. At least when you’re on a farm, that’s true in almost every way. Spring is still fighting its way into the story here. The hundreds of tulips Thomas and the kids planted last fall are showing up one by one. Pink, yellow and the vibrant green of the …

March on

It’s March on the farm! Can you believe it? Time- it’s amazing how fast it goes. Although it hasn’t quite been a year since we moved from Nevada to Tennessee, it HAS been one year since we closed escrow on the farm! Thank God for Facebook, or I might not have even remembered. But alas, we have been farm owners …

The struggle is real

The last few nights have been some of my harder nights as a mom. If you’re a mom, you know that there are SEVERAL nights that will rival for this title, so maybe you’re already nodding along saying, ‘Amen, sister,’ but let me just start by saying these have been the kind of nights where although I did have to …

Shalom Family

The end of January was spent in the most amazing way here at Shalom Farm… After 17 days away from my immediate family, I had the great pleasure of flying home to Tennessee with my mom, Papa Scott, my sister, Uncle Chris, and my nephew- Baby Dylan. All my most favorite family people were united for the first time since …

Winter

Well, I’m not off to an amazing start on blogging this year, I’ll be honest, but I’m hoping to make up for my CRAZY January by blogging extra in February. You’re welcome. January marks the beginning part of winter, and I have to say, I’m already over it. I LOVE winter. Winter is my jam! Technically fall is my favorite …