L’Bri Awry!

For those of you who have explored my website, you already know that I am a L’Bri consultant. I can’t say enough about the products! Between the extremely healthful ingredients and the positive changes that have occurred for mine as well as my family’s skin, I am always eager to share with people the benefits…

Chocolate Ganache Cake

In the previous post, I told everyone about the trials and tribulations we have had with this cake. It originally came from my sister-in-law, Jodi. I think part of the great frustration we have had with this recipe is the way it was written down. I think I will lay the blame for that at…

The Amazing Exploding Cake

Our family has a birthday tradition that allows the birthday boy or girl the choice of what to have for dinner and the type of birthday cake. For most of us, German Chocolate Cake has been the favorite. Bekah, who just celebrated her 22nd birthday, requested Chocolate Ganache Cake this year. This is a super…

The Farmer in the Gym

So here is an interesting question: Other than with the Ancient Greeks, when in history did gyms start becoming really popular? Oddly enough, “gyms” like we know them today, were not a huge societal norm until the early 1900’s. Today they have grown to be almost a societal expectation. What is the first common thought…

Puppy Love!

Meet Mishmar! This adorable little fuzzball is the newest member of our little hobby farm. In the little over six weeks that he has been with us, he has wiggled his chunky little self right into our hearts. His soft fuzzy fur and desire to just lay in anyone’s lap would break the will of…

The Three-Way Switch: a room transformation (Part 2)

As I mentioned in the previous post, we did a little bit of a room merry-go-round switching to help deal with some new challenges that had arisen from not really being able to move to a new house and bigger property right now right now. (See the previous post for details.) All day Friday, that was…

The Three-Way Switch: A bedroom moving operation (Part 1)

In a way, not moving was a little bit of a disappointment for me personally. I have a love for rearranging furniture and reorganizing rooms, and I was ready for a new room to play with. I had already maxed out space and arrangement possibilities in the downstairs bedroom, so I was itching for something…

When the LORD closes the door…

These past few months have been quite the whirlwind around here as we have searched and searched for a suitable place to move where we won’t be too far from the city where Scott and Bekah work, but there will be enough wide open spaces to grow our little farm. That was only the beginning of…

Moving Predicaments…

Our little homestead has come to a crossroads. One acre served us well with a handful of chickens and three goats but… we have dreams of having such an abundance of eggs that we can supply our friends, coworkers, neighbors, etc. with them for an affordable price. We also dream of meat goats and sheep,…

Challah Bread Dip

One of our family favorites is dipping bread and crackers into savory, creamy, cheesy goodness. This one quickly became a common request for the Shabbat dinner table. 2 c homemade goat cream cheese or cream cheese 1 c mayo 1/4 c zhoug (see recipe here) 2 T garlic powder 1 T onion powder 1 cup shredded…

The Newest Member of the Farm Family

Yovel’s baby boy was born exactly on his due date, April 12th. Five minutes into his due date at 12:05 am to be exact! It was a somewhat difficult and nerve-racking delivery.  He presented head first with only one leg forward. After trying to locate the other leg and being unsuccessful, we ended up pulling…

Heavenly Hamburgers

My husband, Scott, and I recently returned from a road trip vacation. Not only did we get to spend some time with good friends in Ocean Springs, MS, we had a few days with my extended family in Austin, TX. Whenever we’ve driven to Texas, we have been known to drive several hours out of…