It’s never easy…

It’s NEVER easy to say goodbye to a dear friend.

Farm life – the good, the bad and the ugly!

My daughter lost her best friend today, her sweet horse ‘ACoolCat’. A most difficult lesson for a 17-year old. We’re no stranger to death and loss on a farm. It never gets easier. It’s painful. It hurts. There’s no rhyme nor reason. There’s no words to console. Our only comfort is  the sweet memory of the too short life we shared. I like to believe Cat’s running in open green pastures, along with all our barnyard ‘pets’ who have gone before him!

We’ll truly miss you big guy! Let ’em buck!!

P.S. Many have inquired re the cause of Cat’s death. He was well and thriving – a super-charged youngster, only five. We believe he may have suffered a tummy ache (colic) and ‘rolled’ to relieve the ache…suffered a ‘twisted gut’ and died within 24-hours… despite our best efforts.

Hugh…an award???

I’m really quite the ‘Neanderthal’ when it comes to computer stuff…and pretty much fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of gal! So, you can imagine my surprise… and delight… that I was ‘awarded’ the Liebster Award by Kim from Red Rope Farm. The wonderful thing about the internet is that you have the opportunity to meet soooo many people from all over the world who share a common interest(s)! Isn’t that great?!

So, I never heard of the ‘Liebster Award’…is it a derivative of the German word to love? Liebe as in ‘Ich liebe dich??’ No matter…

The goal of the Liebster Award is to recognize crafty blogs with less than 300 followers and share them with others.  Upon accepting this award you agree to:  1) Blog about the Liebster award & reveal your 3 blog picks;  2) Let the recipients know that you chose them; 3) Copy & paste the blog award on your blog.

So, today I’m sharing the love and sending the Liebster Award to:

Teemie’s Country Blooms  ~~~ A native Michigander, Teemie is a creative spirit and raises herbs in a unique ‘sun pit greenhouse’.

As the Goat World Turns  This is a new blog collaboration between two girlfriends who are taking time to share the wealth of their experience on goats, sheep, donkeys…and so much more! Crafty? YES! Crafty in how they manage their farm…utilitarian projects such as making your own hay feeders, cheesemaking, making a sling for a prolapsed ewe…and lots more!


The Happy Pheasant where Amy, also a native Michigander, farm wife, homeschools, soapmaker, artisan and more ~~ carrying on old world traditions in every day living!

So, welcome! I hope you find the time to drop-by and say ‘hello’!