Good Grief

Grief is a hard thing. No matter how you slice it, it’s just stupid and hard. A very sad thing happened to my family yesterday. Our four month old Golden Retriever puppy was hit by a car in front of our house. My three sweet children and my husband and I all sobbed in our front yard as Tracker took …

Who let the cows out?

Today was upper body day at the gym of my front porch. The last week has been upper body day if I’m being honest, because I officially have an injury. You heard it here first people, I’m an athlete who has an injury! I’ve been called a lot of things in my day, but athlete has never been one of …

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 …

Farm Fresh

So much to report down on the farm these days. I swear, things are always changing here, and it’s not even something that we can foresee or plan most of the time. We have become experts are rolling with what’s thrown at us. For example, it’s freezing here. By that I quite literally mean the HIGH has only just today …

#downonthefarm

Our population here at Shalom Farm has SORED to outrageous heights in only about six short weeks. We’ve hit the big 5-0 if you can believe that! 5 humans 3 dogs 2 cats 16 chickens 9 turkeys 12 guinea fowl 2 hogs and 1 Turdy- although I haven’t seen him in a while… 50- animals, all! Again, at one point, …