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.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A Year of Firsts

It seems appropriate today to look back on our year.
We've only lived on the farm 3 years but our lives have drastically changed.  

This past year held some important firsts for us.
Shall we remember them together?


The first animals were born on our farm ~
12 little lambs

Pistache ~ our first ram

such fun to watch them play!


First shearing day




First son graduated from high school~
homeschooled all the way through.




First big barn ~
actually, it's an equipment shed
but I call it a barn.




First handspun project 
completed from our own sheep


Ziggy admiring the bag I made out of her fleece



First time to butcher chickens
Wow ~ That was a big first for us!

Jared ready to get to it.

Such a classic pic!  Poor Jonah was not enjoying this part.




First time our boys saw the family cotton farm in Texas.
This one was a looong time coming!

cotton after the rain



I'm sure this year will have many firsts of it's own.
Just a hint: milking goats will be one of those  ;)

We look forward to continuing or life of living & learning on a hobby farm. We feel truly blessed to be able to do so!

Teach us to number our days aright, 
that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
Psalm 90:12



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