Wow. It’s been a while! 6 years to be exact. So many things have changed since my last post. I’m a little older and, I like to think, a little wiser. The kids are growing into teenagers and life is very different than it was when they were littles. There are a few more critters on the farm and a few familiar fur babies that fill our hearts daily. Many hours and days of work on our property have made it even more of a home.
The world is in turmoil these days and a global pandemic has forced people to be far apart. It’s been a strange and scary time and we have been forced to stop doing a lot of things. My heart hurts for those affected by this virus and my heart is broken over the anger, fear, and drama that it has caused between people. It seems wrong to think that that there is a silver-lining because there is so much hurt in the world right now. It pains me to see so many people struggle, and I pray every day that it gets better. But all we have is hope and appreciation for the good. The silver-lining for me personally has been a chance to be home with my kids. Slow down. Enjoy the place my husband and I work so hard for. Take the time to look around at it and reflect. Connect with the animals that have been waiting patiently for our attention. As the days have ticked by I been reminded of what things ease my mind and heal my soul. This strange time has brought me back to the place I call home in a way that I never expected. Shining a light on the things that I have not had much time to pay attention to. The things that inspire me.
The past few months have allowed for countless hours spent with our animals, in nature, together as a little family unit, at home. The past several years have felt like a race. Survive the day and do all the things. This is the first time in years that I have stopped to pay attention. It has made me realize that, while I can’t save the world or fix any of these terrible things that are happening, I can do my part to spread joy, happiness, and hope. I decided it’s time to get back to blogging.
I hope you find posts that make you smile, make you laugh, and give you a break from the reality that things are hard right now.
I plan to share the joy our critters bring to us. We have 3 horses, 2 dogs, 2 cats, 9 chickens, and 4 geese who entertain us daily. They are each characters in our little story that make us laugh and smile, I hope the will do the same for you and your kids!
I hope to share easy family friendly recipes, house projects, activities, happy thoughts, inspiration, and more. Whether you have visited before or if you are new here I hope you enjoy following along with our little family and farm! After all it’s what is really most important in this crazy life.