Meet the Chickens!

For several weeks, our dream chicken coop has been under construction on the edge of the Shadow Wood. As I watched from my vantage point at the kitchen window, I imagined the happiness of looking out and seeing our fluffy girls pecking around against the green backdrop of a Tennessee Spring. As their cozy coop…

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.

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 capture…

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 a…

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 in…

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 fearfully…

The Cats

When my husband and I first married, we "cat-sat" for a friend for about a month. That was the end of my cat parenting for nearly 25 years. I think the line was drawn when one of the precious kitties knocked over and shattered one of our crystal candlesticks. A wedding gift. My sentimentality was…

The Dogs

I have always been a dog person. Ever since my husband and I were newly married we have had dogs. From German Shepherds to Malamutes and multiple odd mixes of breeds, our furry friends have been sweet additions to our home and good therapy. (For who doesn't love the feel of a warm body curled…