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Hatching turkey poults
The Barn Turkey

Hatching Turkey Poults

I am sitting here writing, while my kids are surrounded around the incubator.  All eyes are on the hatching turkey poults!  We were given three fertile, Bourbon Red turkey eggs by a friend who has a small farm, too.  Bourbon…

Chickens The Barn

Growing our brood of chickens

As we have been planning out the growth of our homestead, our farm animals are a fun part of the plan. We decided that growing our brood of chickens would be a good thing for our farm.  Last year we…

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From our kitchen

Farm to Table

I will admit that there are weeks where I am crazy busy. I wish that I was like some of my friends that have menus totally planned out for months ongoing. I’m not. My menus are made up of meals…

bottle feeding our goat
Goats The Barn

Why we are bottle feeding our baby goat

It’s Spring time and baby fever is very contagious.  Because we are new to homesteading and goat breeding standards have changed since I had goats as a child, I was not aware that goats should be tested for several standard…

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Fixer Upper Farm

Willow Acres Farm

We have named our farm! I’m still getting used to the fact that we have a farm. Well, it’s a property with a small amount of acreage and a house and another smaller house and some stables and a couple…

be blessed 2017
Back to Basics Mom

Be blessed in 2017

As 2017 draws closer, I revisit the days of 2016 with amazing gratefulness.  There are so many wonderful gifts that were given to me this year.  Some were miraculous answers to prayers. Others were the result of much hard work,…

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Back to Basics Mom

World Adoption Day

You may have noticed pictures on your social media of smiling people holding up their hands  with a hand drawn smiley face on it.   Did you know that today is World Adoption Day?  What is World Adoption Day and why…

baby goats
Goats The Barn

Cutest Miniature Nubian Goats

Growing our little farm is an adventure.  There is a process to every change and addition we make.  Every animal on our farm has a purpose.  We were planning on getting goats in December, but one Saturday night I looked…

Meet Glory
Family Matters

Meet Glory

The newest addition to our family came out of a Facebook message from a childhood friend. She had recently had a litter of Rough Coat Collie puppies that she was looking for homes for. In seeing their cuteness, I had…

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Family Matters

Prepare

Ever since I was a young girl, I have felt inspired to set goals. Some were reached, while others fell by the wayside. Some were self -serving and others were set to serve the Lord and others. As I matured…

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