Mud Pies and Mimosas

Over the weekend, the algorithm powers-that-be decided my feed should be filled with photos of the beautiful Mimosa Tree because they are in full bloom here in Tennessee. It’s funny how a photo can bring back vivid memories. Mimosas are one of my favorite trees. When I was growing up, we had a huge oneContinue reading “Mud Pies and Mimosas”

A Year at Arundelle Green

It’s hard to believe it has been exactly one year since we turned the key in the lock and began moving into our new home! In some ways the year has flown, but in many others it feels like we have been here forever. I remember the first week in our house, the sense ofContinue reading “A Year at Arundelle Green”

Meet Hank!

Kenny, Dolly, and Reba have been adjusting well. They have come to accept Curry as their boisterous, playful guardian and weathered thunderstorms (lots of them!) with courage. I did realize, after the zillionth storm, that I needed to move their shelter. It was not drying out between rains and I worried they would get sick,Continue reading “Meet Hank!”

The Coop, Chickens, Cats and Poop! (Not necessarily in that order)

*This post does devolve somewhat into chicken poop management, so if you are squeamish you have been warned! What a fun experience it has been to see a vision come to life! From a Pinterest photo adapted for our needs, a gifted carpenter worked for almost a month to build a predator-proof, one-of-a-kind, beautiful chapelContinue reading “The Coop, Chickens, Cats and Poop! (Not necessarily in that order)”

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 coopContinue reading “Meet the Chickens!”

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!”

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!”