Category: Living Journal

WelcomeTree Farm Vision

  “Odd as I am sure it will appear to some, I can think of no better form of personal involvement in the cure of the environment than that of gardening. A person who is growing a garden, if he is growing it organically,… Continue Reading “WelcomeTree Farm Vision”

Living Wabi Sabi

It is not despite our problems, but because of them that our hearts hold everything we need to be joyful.” Taro Gold  I am going to begin with some honesty today: Our barn is really not a barn. It is only a corn crib disguised as… Continue Reading “Living Wabi Sabi”

How To Keep Your Goat Worm-Free Naturally!

If you own goats or are thinking about it, worming is a critical part of keeping your goats healthy and happy. Chemical wormers are one of the options for de-worming your goats, but I have found that I prefer the herbal method, where prevention… Continue Reading “How To Keep Your Goat Worm-Free Naturally!”

A Woman that Inspires Me

“As  a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and  again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over… Continue Reading “A Woman that Inspires Me”

Curiosity Watered the Goat

“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” e. e. cummings I slowly opened the gate and I watched them pause in the doorway, as they always do. It is as if… Continue Reading “Curiosity Watered the Goat”

The Art of Poop

“Most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one’s mistakes.” Oscar Wilde           In 2007, my husband and I sold our house near… Continue Reading “The Art of Poop”

The Mouse and a Kind Stranger

“For too long in this society, we have celebrated unrestrained individualism over common community.” Joe Biden This is a story of a very lucky mouse, a grateful family and a very kind man… Several years ago, when my family and I lived on our… Continue Reading “The Mouse and a Kind Stranger”

The Shadow in the Dark

“This  suspense is terrible. I hope it will last”   Oscar  Wilde Today I am transporting all of us back in time. We are going back to my families’ 11 acres of land in River Falls, Wisconsin during the year 2008. It is dusk, and… Continue Reading “The Shadow in the Dark”

Katniss the Rooster

“A sense of calm came over me.  More and more often I found myself thinking, “This is where I belong.  This is what I came into this world to do.” ―    Jane Goodall This story begins on a cold morning in December, but not… Continue Reading “Katniss the Rooster”

Joy and Sorrow

“When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you… Continue Reading “Joy and Sorrow”

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