Grandchildren certainly liven up the place, and the bonding lasts for a lifetime.
If you've become disheartened about the human race in general, you should come out to visit us and meet some of these nice country people who are always ready to give a helping hand.
A small bench near a quiet pond on a cattle ranch. A Bible and a cup of tea.
Building berms around trees and shrubs is important for water-wise watering. Mulching is mandatory for water retention and helps keep weeds down. Manure berms are especially functional.
People ask me how I can eat something I've raised. I'll try to explain it here.
Giving our grandchildren their first ever campfire was a joy.
Our hobby farm in the Sierra Nevada foothills has seen a few goats come and go.
The sounds in the country are far different than those of the cities.
Starting over at any age is difficult; starting over in a different environment is exciting!
A transplant's recognition of the realities of farm life and how to adjust.
Let me introduce myself in this, my first blog, for the Capper's Farmer family.
Starting over in the country.
Sometimes you just need a friend to get you through the greatest challenges.
Growing up with homesteaders, I never thought of myself as one until recently.
This is the second part to the story of a woman who finds out the hard way that yes, there are lots of bugs in the Arkansas countryside.
My mother's lessons in the garden, and my eventual understanding of the soul that is in gardening.
A woman finds out the hard way that yes, there are lots of bugs in the Arkansas countryside.
As a frustrated country-girl-wanna-be living in town, I've known since I was a little girl that I wanted to move to a ranch as soon as possible. It finally happened when I was a grandma.