Friday, September 4, 2015

Friday on the Farm ~ My Crazy Life

I am pretty sure reality TV shows are birthed out of lives like mine. Over the last four years we have gutted and remodeled a huge portion of our farmhouse, graduated three children from homeschool, became foster parents to four children under 2 years old, started a daycare to continue care for two of these kiddos and expanded the daycare to include others that are in our care still today. All the while keeping up with our small farm, Hubby's day job changing and growing and his radio ministry continuing. Crazy. There really is no other word that explains it better. Somewhere along the way I lost parts of myself that I truly love. Simple things like baking and cooking, making things, crocheting and knitting, even my spinning of yarn from our animals became tedious because there was always something else. God has a way of answering prayers in the least likely of ways.

Yup, that is a lock box. Yup, we're selling the farm. In the last 6 weeks we spotted a lake house for sale while out fishing, went to see it, fell in love with it, and put an offer in on it. Now in a mad dash, made for t.v. movie we are trying to get our house, that has been slightly neglected the last four years, (did I mention all that has happened?) ready to sell. So in the last two week we have painted, cleaned and de-cluttered more than we have in the 14 years we have lived here.
It has been our dream for over 20 years to live on a lake. Our retirement plans included moving to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. As our kids are growing and moving out we realized quickly that they are going to probably be living in the middle of the Michigan mitt and 5 hours was too long to steal grand babies away on a regular business (no there aren't any yet, but we are heading that way:)) so we scaled back our dreams to lower northern Michigan. Little did we know a couple months ago that our 5-10 year plan was coming a lot faster, hopefully. So for now we pray that God has a buyer already in store and things can move quickly before the snow starts flying!

Yes, it will be hard to give up farm life. We have been doing this for 12 + years. What started out as an innocent flock of laying hens, morphed into rabbits, goats, alpacas and even miniature horses. The angora rabbits are coming with us so that I can hopefully have more time to focus on them and my spinning and yarn for my small business. Everything else goes, the big garden, fruit trees and never ending chores. I look forward to focusing on homeschool more with our last two kiddos both in high school this year, fishing with my Hubby whenever we feel like it by just stepping outside our door, and enjoying the shear beauty of God's creation in the place we hope to call home soon. So stay tuned for frequent (hopefully) updates of my crazy life!

The gardens this year are beautiful!

This is one thing I will miss so much, my mama hen and her babies in the yard.

My morning greeting.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Still Here!

I continue to be amazed how "time flies" and we continue to get busier than we were previously. There are many changes happening here at our home and farm. I won't go into great detail because I feel like each one of them could be a post itself. Kiddos are growing, getting older, and slowly flying the nest. The last six months or so have many changes happening. The farm is still going in full swing as are the fiber animals and all the fiber stuff that comes with them. One thing I know is I have missed blogging. I miss writing and recording things here on the blog. I hope to do better with this. My website is in the process of being upgraded and turned into something that I can also sell farm goods on.

Baby chicks in the tractor

Are you my brother from another mother?

My garden is stunted with all the rain we've had in Michigan so far!

The sunsets have been spectacular so far this spring and summer. 

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Pedigree English Angora Bunnies For Sale

I have 4 Pedigree English Angora Rabbits for sale. Three of them were born December 22, 2014 and one was born January 2, 2015. I have two boys and two girls. They all have really beautiful coloring. Asking $100 each with papers

Male- dob 1/2/15 color: Chocolate Agouti
Female - dob 12/22/14 Chestnut Agouti
Female - dob 12/22/14 Chocolate Agouti
Male - dob 12/22/14 Chocolate Agouti

We have raised Angora rabbit here at for over 9 years now and these are some of the prettiest colors I have seen! All parents are part of our herd. Our rabbits are handled often and make wonderful pets, show rabbits or just for fiber for spinning.

These are for local pick-up only. I don't ship rabbits because it is hard on the rabbits and very expensive to do so.

Email me if you are interested!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Giveaway for the New Year!

This one is big for me! I have the honor of being a part of Mary Jane's Farm, Project F.A.R.M. Our little farm is featured on her website right now! She is doing a giveaway of one of my very own and unique sets of angora spun jewelry made right here at our farm by me! If you would like the chance to win this set simply go here: Mary Jane Farm Giveaway and follow the instructions. I would love to hear from you and what you think of the jewelry!