Reflections on August, 2017

green august porch swing

Welcome back to the homestead, readers. The grass is not always greener on the other side. Our pastures are as green as my birthstone, the emerald, and it’s been this green all month. A birthday blessing just for me! I think we surpassed August’s rainfall average in the first week. And our spray-foam-elastomeric-coated-pallet roof is […]

Reflections on May, 2015

The Month of Rain…

The week of perfect days. Those were the last couple of days of April and the first couple of days of May. The wind didn’t blow any harder than 10 mph, the sun warmed our earth and our bodies, but not too much, and perfect fluffy clouds played bumper […]

Reflections on April, 2015


The rain falls and breathes new life into the soil, enticing green stuff to reach for the sky. It is during this month that I actually feel like Oklahoma is alive. The red dirt can sustain green life, after such a long period of dry, brittle brown. The sky is such a brilliant […]

Reflections on May, 2014

My Favorite Month in Oklahoma Thus Far

Cloudy Skies

Being 9 months pregnant on our farm has not been very fun. Bending over is required for nearly every task, I can’t lift the sledgehammer anymore, and camping chairs are NOT made for pregnant ladies. I could go on complaining about the discomfort of our […]

Reflections on July, 2013

July Flies By

I kept putting off writing this blog because I felt like we were away from the homestead so often that there wasn’t much to write about. Fortunately, reading The Oklahoman this morning sparked an idea that set off the rest of this entry. 26.9 inches fell on the majority of Oklahoma from […]