Why you should welcome a snake in your yard!

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Snakes are so important to our environment and yet so few people understand why! Being part of the hobby farmer, micro farming, and chicken keeper community I often see photos of dead snakes shared. So many believe that the only good snake is a dead one. So many people are not educated on what an […]

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Helping Children See the Importance of Shopping Local

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 Be the Change You Want To See In the World! One of the things my family is doing on our greener living path is to work on sustainability, hobby farming with chickens and gardens. We are trying to learn all we can and develop experience for the years to come when my husband retires from […]

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Our surprising easter egg find! – Turtle

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      While our 4 children had a wonderful time finding over 200 eggs in the house and the 2 acres of land, easter eggs are not all they found! This adorable turtle, little bigger than an egg himself, was found in the yard! I couldn’t identify him right away. I grew up playing […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Fox Family

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        Seeing the fox was such a treat. I was rather surprised at how differently they look.  Wishing you a beautiful Wednesday! Get out in nature!

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Oklahoma Tornado Disaster: What NOT to do!

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Image: BenHolcomb.com    One of the best times to see human goodness can be after a disaster. We see heroes on TV like teachers who shielded children with their own bodies to protect them. We see rescue workers who will not stop until they have done all they can. We see donations flood in to […]

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The Secular Comfort of Nature

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These past few days have been heart breaking for me, some terrible news that is not mine to share right now has shaken me to the core. I find myself helpless to fix something that seems to be beyond anyone ability to fix and yet I feel like some how I should be able to. […]

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Day 181

I can very well do without God both in my life and in my painting, but I cannot, suffering as I am, do without something which is greater than I am, which is my life, the power to create. – Vincent van Gogh

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Day 172 — Co-Sleeping

There is nothing else like cuddling your own baby. Moments like these I wish the world would stop spinning so I could enjoy it longer. They grow up so fast. For now though, my baby is a baby. She still sleeps in our room and many nights in our bed. We practice safe co-sleeping. I […]

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