Monday, December 3, 2012

i've moved

I'm totally bummed about this. I have a blogger network of friends. Now I must move the blog.  To go there click the link and it will take you there. 
 if you want to continue following me, go check it out over there. That is where I will be posting. I added a follow button. The look of the blog is different, so if you go to the right side of the blog post you will see a spot that looks like people, and click to follow along. I will be following your blogs under the new name. It's still SweetLand Farm, and me, but just a different blogspot now. So come join me!

Saturday, December 1, 2012


I'm so exited to say that most of our Christmas shopping for the kiddos is DONE!!!! Yyyyaaahhhoooooo! I'm so glad. In case you didn't get that. haha Oh I can't wait for the UPS or FEDEX guy to bring the presents!! Love that!! I usually bound out the door to greet them! Crazy farm girl!

We've got a cold snap going on this week, and let me tell you for those of you who don't milk critters in freezing temps, by don't know what your missing!! ha! You know your hands are cold (even with milking gloves) on when you put your hands on your cow and she sucks in a breath and looks at you with those large doe like brown eyes. I apologized to her. I felt bad. Or when the milk freezes to the pail as you milk her out. Or you bury your face into her warm body so you can be warm and not having your lungs burn from the cold. I actually like the smell of the cows. I know I'm weird, but I'm ok with that!
I've got some other farm stuff going on, but I'll save for another post. Tease!  Still can't do pics. I might have to move :(
Have a great day all! I gotta go lug water for the critters. Everything is frozen!

Friday, November 30, 2012


I'm thankful for my salvation.  I find trusting and resting in Him is freedom that nothing happens to me or mine without His hand in it. He's the potter and I'm the clay and He's molding and shaping me everyday. Smoothing off the rough edges and polishing me to His will. I'm so thankful for His gift of eternal life.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


I'm thankful for my strong willed, and determined personality. As a stay at home, home schooling, farming mom of four kiddos and one husband I've had to be. It's not easy jobs that we have chosen to live, but I love it! I've never been the kind of gal to sit back and watch someone else do it for me. I like to be right in the thick of it. I love getting dirty and sweaty and dirt under my fingernails, and stepped on and pushed around by the critters, getting hay splinters and driving the tractor! Ah what a life a farmer lives. OK so not so much the hay splinters, but you get the picture! The joys and sorrows together of farming. The invaluable life skills that we are all gaining in getting back to the land, so to speak. Reclaiming what has been taken away from us by big box companies and huge scale lot feeding.  Some of which we willing just gave up all in the name of something called "progress." Bring back the generation of family farmers. I say stick it to the big guys and support small, local farmer all the way!
Have a great day all!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


I'm thankful for my husband. I love the firm yet gentle hand he has with our kiddos. They way he teases me and plays with me. His kind blue eyes I love to look into. I love who he is, what he stands for, and how he cherishes each one of us. I love his passion for farming and the whole crazy way we came into it together. I love his talent with creating things with wood. He can take a tree and turn it into many different things. I just think it's amazing to watch. I love when he comes home from the mill and smells like the shop. Wood that he's been sawing or building something. He's a quiet, gentle man that isn't afraid to stand for what is right and I cherish him more then I can say. He's my best friend. I am blessed to have married him.

Friday, November 23, 2012


I'm having some glitches with blogger. I can't post pics anymore. My more tech savvy sister is helping me and I hope to have some pics or maybe something new coming soon. I have a few minutes to catch up with you and let you know how things are with me...I hope to get this problem solved quickly!

It all started last week. No really it did. I've mentioned that my husband made me a new cabinet. Well it's done and in the house. I had to pick out some paint to finish it. I picked a deep red color. Oh it's sweet! I hope to get a pic of it...we shall see. Then out of the blue my husband decided to paint part of the wall! I was a little surprised by this and exclaimed "What are you DOING?!" He smiled and said "Well now you can pain the walls!" Oh.
So what started as a small project of painting the cabinet turned into painting the living room. I've wanted to do it for a while now, but just didn't. So I started painting the living room. It's now updated to the same red as the cabinet on the bottom and light brown on the top. I have a chair rail around the living room and that part is the red. The brown is now what I think looks like coffee with too much cream in it! Next I need to pick out some curtains and it will be done. But if you've ever painted with red you know what a pain in the a$$ it is. SO many coats! That took forever. The brown was done rather quickly. My SIL came over and helped me. I didn't tell my family that was coming over for Thanksgiving what I had done and they were surprised! I'm happy it got done too! Such a difference in the house, a much needed updated look!

Our Thanksgiving was wonderful. So much to be thankful for. My parents, grandmother, sister and her son came over. It was at my house, and I had such a good day! The food was good, the company was good, and my living room was done!
 In farming we've learned so much. Some years have been good with only small learning curves and then wham, you get hit in the  face with learning curves or life just kinda explodes all over the place. Just making us stronger in our faith and leaning on each other.
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Have a great day all!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

good quote

"All great and honorable actions are accomplished with great difficulties, and must be overcome with answerable courage's. "
William Bradford