Saturday, January 19, 2013


In honor of all of my visitors from the Grow Your Blog Party hosted by Vicki at 2 Bags Full, WELCOME!!!!!

Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to read my blog.  What do I blog about you might be asking yourself??  Well, I blog about a little bit of everything.

I am a follower of Jesus Christ, saved by His grace.  I blog a lot about my faith in God.  Sometimes I ask my fellow bloggers to pray for me, or about a situation in my life or the life of someone I know.  And I pray for everyone who reads my blog.

I blog a lot about my family.  My husband and I have been married for 27 YEARS!!!  And we have two kids.  A son in college and a daughter in high school.  I am so very proud of them.  Aren't they cute??  So you'll be reading a lot about my kids and what's going on in their lives.  We live just outside of the same small town I grew up in, and my kids attend the same High School where I graduated.  Small town America!!!!!

We live on a working farm.  My husband raises turkeys, and commercial beef cattle, and he farms full-time.  So there are stories about cows and turkeys and drought and mud.

I live in a 1968 ranch style home, and we have done some remodeling since we've been living here these past 15 years.  But don't worry, there's still LOTS more that needs to be done.  You can follow along with my redecorating/remodeling adventures ON A BUDGET right here!  Here's a sample of my bathroom remodel a year and a half ago!  



We're getting a new roof this spring (hail damage = insurance claim!), so we'll be doing some work outside and inside.  The ceiling leaks around our fireplace, so once I get the new roof, I can fix the ceiling and MAYBE put some life into a very tired, outdated looking brick fireplace!  (Suggestions welcomed)!!

I also love to cook.  A GOURMET CHEF I AM NOT!!!  But I love to share my recipes for cooking and canning!!

So there you have it, a little slice of my life here at Down On The Farm.   I would love for you to be a regular follower of mine as I share my life on this blog.  And whether you do or don't follow me, I THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART for visiting.

To show you just how much you mean to me, I am giving away these gorgeous cross measuring spoons!

I have these same spoons at my house and use them all the time.  They are beautiful, but I USE them.  So, to enter, it's easy, JUST LEAVE A COMMENT.  You don't have to follow my blog, ALTHOUGH I SURE HOPE YOU DO.   Leave a comment below and you're entered.  If you aren't a fellow blogger, be sure to leave your e-mail address in your comment so I know how to contact you. 

So blessings to you my friends!!  And I look forward to your visits here at Down On The Farm!!!!


  1. Good morning, I am a country girl whose grandparents were small farmers. I love to can and cook too, I am retired now living in the woods in Missouri with lots of wildlife critters I feed-as we enjoy our backyard entertainment-lol I do a little gardening now in containers Kathy

  2. And I didn't know all this about you! :) I love all the pieces of your story.

    I know nothing about farming but Steve and I do pick organic blueberries plus strawberries and blackberries. Last summer we picked 64 pounds of blueberries to freeze, eat and give away. I can make freezer jam but that's about it.

    Your kids are beautiful. Now that Steve and I officially - for over a year - have an empty nest and no more college tuition - whew! Times 3 was the national debt.

    I don't eat beef and Steve only eats beef when eating out. It's a change I made because of the cancer and not being able to control hormone fed meat. I do miss ground beef!

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  3. Love the summary post- and I love those spoons!

  4. I'm a farmer's daughter from England and I look forward to learning about farming in the US!

  5. I love reading your blog. I would actually love to live on a farm but I was born and raised here in Florida where I now raise my family so I probably will never get to live on a farm! :) Thanks for a chance to win the spoons. They look really nice. You have a beautiful family! --Dawn

  6. You sure are a busy woman! I really love your photos, and I enjoy the richness in your life. I also have a daughter in high school and I would like to hear about your canning as I plan to dig into that. I love to grow my own veggies and since we bought our first house last year (after having lived in CA for 11 years) I now have my very own garden where I can do whatever I want.

  7. The beautiful thing about life on the can take the farmer off the farm but never the farm from the farmer. I am a farmers daughter...married life took me away from the farm to life in the city...but my...those farm roots grow deep! Thanks for sharing your lovely photos!

  8. those measuring spoons are great. so fun. please enter me. i hope you will stop my blog & say hi too. wishing you a great weekend. all best to you & your family. i love your new bathroom. so fun!! ( :

  9. I've always enjoyed reading your blog! Your kids are awesome and I love hearing about them and your farm. I love small town living!!!
    No need to enter me in the give away, just wanted to say hi!

  10. Hello, Glad to meet you. I have spoons just like those that I received as a Christmas gift! Therefore, don't enter me in the giveaway. However, I too am a Christian woman living in the midwest and I am your newest follower. Hope you will come visit me soon.
    Hugs, Beth

  11. Hi! With or without the gift, I would have left a comment. I love your farm post and look forward to reading more! and learning more. Hope you ll get a chance to stop by. I have a give away too. Have a great day. Dianna

  12. Hi!
    I ran across your blog today. Loved seeing some pictures of your farm. I've always dreamed of that life, though I don't think I'd be any good at it. Lol We do have chickens though, 35 plus a rooster. That's about as close to farm life for me as it gets BUT I do Love to garden for fresh veggies and fruits, I seen some of your photos from another post on canning, which I also love to do. So I'm now your newest "Follower" and look forward to reading more.
    Come by for a visit when you get a chance.
    Oh, the spoons are pretty too. I'm a hoarder of all things kitchen wise. :0)

  13. You had me at your canning! It is on my list to learn in I will be sure to visit come spring to follow your posts thru the growing season. You have a beautiful blog! Take care! E

  14. Beautiful post. So happy to meet you. Love the measuring spoons!

    Jocelyn @

  15. Oh you are a beef farmer this I understand. I like your blog. Irun with my husband a beef cow/calf farm and understand what it takes to deal with all the weather and such. It is going to be fun getting to know you. B

  16. I love your inspiring blog! The quote in your blog header is a great one to live by! I'm sort of crashing the GYB party and glad I stopped by yours!

  17. I've followed your blog for a long time and glad you're participating in the GYB party. Vicki is a wonderful gal and so glad she put this party together.
    Lovely giftaway!

  18. Oh my word I love those measuring spoons. Thanks so much for coming by to see me this morning on Blue Monday. I really didn't need a nap I just love using a theme for my Blue posts. It was fun I especially loved the quilt in the chair! I am so glad you lured me by today. I enjoyed reading your post. I love the farm life too. I enjoy living through your wonderful posts. Your kitchen redo is beautiful too. I have written too much for now so I'll end with Have a Beautiful Monday.

  19. You have a lovely blog. I'm new follower and 'Grow Your Blog' participant. Have fun in at the party!
    Evalina, This and that...

  20. Good Wholesome Living...nothing could be finer! Love the blog post! Having a great time with the Blog Party event. Hope you are too. CHEERS TO THE FARMERS OF AMERICA!


  21. Your blog sounds so interesting. Those who work hard have a lot to tell. I'm looking forward to your next post. By the way, I love new recipes!!

  22. It was nice to read about your family. Congrats on being married for 27 years! I'm still making my way through visiting everyone from Vicki's Grow Your Blog party. I hope you will stop by to say hello.

  23. It was nice to meet you via the grow your blog link. The spoons are very sweet.

  24. Nice to meet you at the party!
    Beautiful blog and I love your lovely giveaway...
    I am looking forward to more inspiration posts from you :D

  25. Hi Robbin,
    I DO follow you and appreciate your genuine self and your honesty and your Christian life. You are always a fun place to visit! You are REAL! I love that!
    I would love to be entered in your giveaway for those adorable spoons! How funny! I just was cleaning out that drawer! I threw out "old worn out" measuring cups and spoons! Purging! Feels so good!

  26. what a lovely blog! It must be wonderful living there!I am new at canning so I will be looking forward to your tips!Come check my blog!!

  27. It is great to meet you through Vicki's GYB party.

    And yes, your children are beautiful. I live in the "burbs" but am a country girl at heart. I think I was born in the wrong era ~ I love to can jams, tomatoes and a few other things but mostly I am a quilter.

    If you have a chance, please drop by

  28. I love what you did in your bathroom. Beautiful work.


  29. i'm blog hopping and enjoying strolling thru ur blog and following!

  30. Hello there. I'm hopping over from GYB. So nice to meet another person who cans food. It's so rare these days, isn't it. One year I made traffic stoplight pepper jelly. You know, green on the bottom, yellow in the middle and red on top. Took ages but everyone loved it to pieces. But my favorite is apple jelly made from the scrubby apples at our cabin. So fresh tasting. I've followed so I'll see you soon. (I'd love to know your name) :)

  31. Oh I want to learn to can!! If the Army ever leaves us put for a time, I will have a huge garden and take up canning!

    My mother has a cousin who raises turkey in MN and another who had a dairy. I loved growing up wandering around the was a blessing. My children have only seen livestock from the road :-( It's very lovely to meet you. I am slowly making my way through the GYB party.

  32. I love your giveaway! Am looking forward to hearing more about the farm.

    Your newest follower,


  33. How lovely to meet you via our dear friend Vicki's Grow Your Blog Party!

    I'm your newest follower and look forward to coming back to hear more about your life once Vicki's party winds down!.
    Beautiful measuring spoons Giveaway.

    I do hope you'll pop over and see me too and enter my GYB Giveaway!
    Enjoy the party
    Shane ♥

  34. Found your lovely blog from GYB party and so happy I did. Love the new pillows on your bed! The black and cream/ white is outstanding! Love it.
    You have a new follower.

  35. I came to your blog via "Grow Your Blog" party and am so glad I stopped in for a visit. I too am a follower of Jesus. How do people live without Him? Your blog is fun and interesting as well as friendly. I have always wanted to live on a farm but haven't. God has blessed me in many other ways though. I was born and raised in NH, and we moved to NC nearly ten years ago. I am now your newest follower, and hope that you'll stop by to visit me.

    LindaLee from
    CrossN' My Stitches

  36. What a great post~ I so enjoyed catching up with you!
    Yes~ we are back to winter. Just thankful for the moisture we so need.

    Stay warm and cozy!