For Sale


Yes, you read that correctly.  Our little farm is for sale.  That is why I have been quiet on the blog for awhile.  So much happening!!

We are in the process of buying a cool, old home on two acres of timber in Shelbyville.  I’ve been assured that deer will be the new “livestock” I watch from my kitchen window and backyard.

I feel I have to justify our move.  Maybe because so many people feel they need to weigh in with their opinion.  Many are happy and excited for us.  Many just want to tell us what they would do or never do.  (Note: I’ve learned to be cautious about ever saying that I would “never” do this/that/the other.)  Anyway, Pig-farmer (who shall remain known as Pig-farmer) and I have made this decision.  We preach simplifying but seem to have trouble living it.

Happy will have a happy home.  More on that later.  The rest of the farm animals have been gone for quite some time.  For the most part, it is just me and the cats rattling around this little farmette.

This blog will continue to evolve as it has since day 1.  I hope you will come along with me.


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Happy is as Happy does

Dusk told me it was time to start gathering my tools and project supplies and start thinking about what I was going to make for supper (popcorn).May23Dusk

Movement in the former goat pen caught my eye.  It is the only lot that hasn’t yet been mowed.  Happy was hanging out, creating a photo op.May23Happy1


He was nibbling the tops off the grasses.  Maybe he liked not having to lean down for his dinner?May23Happy3May23Happy4

We both got to watch a gorgeous sunset.


Sometimes it is best to enjoy the distractions and roll with the flow of the day.

May your distractions be beautiful opportunities.

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Hang in there, friends!  You’ve got this!

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April …

Looking for April??  Or at least an April post from me?

Seriously, I don’t know where it went!One minute it is here in its blooming glory….In the next minute, it gains momentum and flies into May!

The April flowers brought May showers (yes, I know that is reversed).  Look at this gorgeous picture my friend and co-worker took one morning as she drove into our wonderful, beautiful town of Shelbyville:  

The rains will run out eventually and we will be wondering when the next nice shower will come.  That’s how it is in farming communities, where livelihoods are determined by the weather.  It’s part of why we just make the coffee, isn’t it?  Do what we can when we can’t control the rest, knowing that the sun will still rise.

Friends, I hope May is off to a great start for you.  Mine is and I’ll fill you in soon.



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Photo Friday


Because we all need to remember to play.25MarchHappy2

So, why not do something fun this weekend?25MarchHappy

Friends, this weekend I hope you have a ball!25MarchHappyCheese

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Photo Friday with Bubbles

Happy Friday – may your eggs not crack!

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Coffee on the bridge, anyone?

So, I really wanted to park on the Coplin Bridge and drink my coffee this morning.21March_Kaskaskia_River

Would anyone be able to blame me?

Friends, I hope you see a beautiful image this week!

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