Dear Lucy.

As most of you know, we have elected not to pursue IVF and continue to pray for our little miracle. Although we remain faithful, the waiting is difficult at times. More and more I have found myself talking to our future baby, the baby girl I hope and pray for every day. Instead of holding on to my thoughts…

Cypress Bayou Farm, Year 1.

Today marks a year at our sweet 7 acre hobby farm in Zachary, LA. On March 4, 2016, we embarked on the adventurous journey of life on a farm, completely oblivious to the twists, turns, surprise expenses and unexpected blessings we would experience in only 12 months. We always dreamed of having a piece of…

Gypsy in the Garden

I'm not quite sure when my love of gardening began but it’s a love affair that keeps growing with each passing year. When we purchased the farm last year, I was itching to add beauty to the grounds but the house repairs took center stage. I set aside my dreams of a front walkway with…

Back in the Saddle Again.

Over the beautiful weekend, my cowboy and I took the time to work with Freedom, the newest rescue at the farm which you can read about here and here. Ever since Freedom started his recovery with us not long ago, I have been dreaming of our first ride together. His calm demeanor has always settled my…

Santa Fe Skinny, Part 4

We have now reached the final day of this Santa Fe series - hot dining spots. Where to eat is a staple of any good vacation destination. If you enjoy real Mexican food and locally grown chiles as a main ingredient for most dishes, you will fit right in and savor every bite of Santa…

Santa Fe Skinny, Part 3

Out of the many things you can do in New Mexico, resort spas and retreat centers are a main attraction and there is one in particular that is like no other, Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa. It is the location of hot mineral springs dating back to the 1500's. These hot springs burst…

Santa Fe Skinny, Part 2

Last post I covered Bandelier National Monument and today, I'm giving you all the details of our snowmobiling adventures. A couple months ahead of our trip, Andrew began researching hot spots to rent snowmobiles and discovered Bobcat Pass Wilderness Adventures in The Sangre de Cristo Mountains of northern New Mexico. Bobcat Pass is located between…

Santa Fe Skinny, Part 1

Taking a detour this week and this little spot of cyberspace I call home will turn into a travel blog. I'm already a year late anyhow. No, really. We traveled to Santa Fe, NM last winter, exactly a month before we bought the farm. We e-signed the counter offer and hopped on a plane. I was working on…

Winter Wanderings, Part 2

Since purchasing the property last year, I have longed for raised garden beds in front of our barn bursting with fresh vegetables, organically grown on our little piece of land. In order for us to have a prosperous garden this Spring, work on the farm starts early, as early as January. As soon as a long weekend hit…

Winter Wanderings, Part 1

Winter on the farm this year hasn’t been much of a winter but it surely has left its mark. After wearing shorts on Christmas, the normal high has been around 75°, sometimes 80°. And don’t get me started on the humidity from all the rain falling from the sky. But, all of that disappeared when…