Meet the Goats!

God has big plans for this little farm. Plans that stretch beyond milk, vegetables, eggs and soap. Creation declares the glory of God, and I am seeing it happen here, in this place surrounded by trees, water, and blue sky.

Creating Space

As I stepped outside this morning to gauge the temperature my senses were assaulted by the sounds of hundreds of birds singing joy from the Shadow Wood. One perched nearby seemed to be proclaiming, “hello, hellooooo!” as the geese glided gracefully across the pond. A chilly early spring breeze blew strong, threatening to topple theContinue reading “Creating Space”

If you need me…

I’ve been skipping around in a happy daze, arms full of books as I realize a dream that has come true. When we moved to Arundelle Green we knew a formal living room would sit unused. What to do, what to do? Our home, though spacious and beautiful, had only one tiny wall of bookshelvesContinue reading “If you need me…”

Miracle on the Farm

After two days of freezing rain, we awakened to a beautiful snowfall. Hoping to break out the sled (for the first time in many years) I trekked out to explore and take some photos of ice-covered branches and the animals excitedly traipsing about, oblivious to the cold. I walked near the pond, hoping to captureContinue reading “Miracle on the Farm”

Building Fences-because GOATS!

It’s a big day here at Arundelle Green. After months of dreaming and planning (and scheming…convincing my husband that goats = joy!) the truck arrived with wood and wire and four strong guys to make another permanent mark on the land: fencing for the goats. Over the weekend I hired a local handyman with aContinue reading “Building Fences-because GOATS!”

Dreaming of Spring

We are well into January and blazing toward February as I write this. Here in Tennessee, Winter has really just begun. We’ve had a couple of pretty dustings of snow, just enough to make us wish for a “big one” so we can get some use out of our long-neglected sled, but my affections areContinue reading “Dreaming of Spring”

Into the Woods

On New Years Day I finally ventured into the woods to explore beyond the old farm fence and find the creek. In our garage I found a huge, heavy set of wire cutters… …and set out to clear a path. It didn’t take long to trek through the trail my father had cleared back inContinue reading “Into the Woods”

Surprise, Surprise!

Last week our pool guy came for his weekly maintenance. He is a cat lover, so he always enjoys checking in on Ashton and Rosa, commenting on how they’ve “got it good” with a chuckle. He is generally full of friendly advice and very helpful. On this day, the kittens were exploring the yard inContinue reading “Surprise, Surprise!”

Awaiting Arrival

I recently talked to a girl about some goats… when I got off the phone I squealed in excitement. She has several females due in January and we are on the list for at least two! It’s happening! At last! Then I looked out the window toward the Shadow Wood and my heart raced fearfullyContinue reading “Awaiting Arrival”