Good bye city life! Our family designed and built an industrial but old fashioned farmhouse on nine acres. Now we are building our homestead ~ or is it building us? Grab your boots and join us on our journey to country living.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Freshly Fallen Flakes

The snow came through
and when it stopped


I ventured out to take some peaceful 
pictures of the freshly fallen flakes on the farm.


And then...
the quiet bliss was interrupted 
by this.
:)


Let us therefore make every effort 
to do what leads to peace
 and to mutual edification.
Romans 14:19

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Chicks Venturing Out



The little chicks are starting to venture out
into the sunshine on our warmer winter days.


 Now 8 weeks old, the Dixie Delawares are 
fully feathered, and growing by the minute.


I love watching them discover new things.

A cheerful look brings joy to the heart,
and good news gives health to the bones.
Proverbs 15:30



Friday, February 13, 2015

Homeschooling through High School

I've added a new page.


Homeschooling ~
is not something that I talk about a lot on the blog
but it's certainly a foundation in our family.
This year marks our fourteenth year in our homeschooling journey.
I can't believe it ~ 14!  That makes me feel old.

For homeschool parents, these are the finishing years:
 as we round the corner and see the finish line,
as we finish and fine tune attributes in our children's lives
and finally we send them out into the world
praying that we have given them a firm foundation.

I've been asked to do a post specifically on homeschooling in high school.  Until now, I have felt ill equipped to give advice or encouragement on the subject but with one in college, one finishing his senior year, and the youngest rounding the corner with the first glimpses of that finish line, I find that I do have some things to say about the course that we find ourselves on.

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Monday, February 9, 2015

Kitchen Storage

It seems no matter how much kitchen storage we have,
we always need a little more. 


We try to live simply here at the Red Farmhouse
but we found that we needed more storage for small appliances.  
We call them uni-taskers around here
 ~ waffle iron, panini grill, ice cream maker ~ 
the ones that we use on a very regular basis but only have one purpose.

Recently, we moved some furniture around in order to fill this storage need.
Open shelves is a sure way to keep things neat and clean.
A custom pine unit (formerly a tv cabinet) found its rightful place.


And for the finishing touches, 
fresh fruit, a tall pitcher and a red rooster.  
The old cabinet in a new place is now something to crow about. 


There's more In The Kitchen.

And do not forget to do good
and to share with others,
for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
Hebrews 13:16

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