Quiet Time

A small bench near a quiet pond on a cattle ranch. A Bible and a cup of tea.

Berm Building and Mulching for Water Retention

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.

Goat Politics

Our hobby farm in the Sierra Nevada foothills has seen a few goats come and go.

Improvising When You Live in the Middle of Nowhere

When I couldn't find the right sized tablecloth just a day before having 12 people over for a ministry meeting and lunch, I had to figure out how to make one with materials I keep on hand. Because the nearest department store is an hour away, buying one wasn't an option.

Why Move to the Country

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.