Party fit for a Farm Princess

It’s been a whirlwind of a year with our Lucy Pearl and I still cannot believe we are parents to a one year old. The old cliché “time flies when you’re having fun” is absolutely true when raising kids. Andrew and I have loved every single moment, even the hard ones, because we prayed for…

Matters of the Heart…

Because of an intense stirring in my heart, it’s been a little quiet on the blog lately. When Andrew and I first met, we always talked about adoption and the desire to open our hearts and home to orphans after we had biological children. Just as we have all been adopted by our Heavenly Father,…

Meet Ruby Sue.

As you can see we spent our Christmas holiday welcoming the newest member to the farm, a little heifer named Ruby Sue. I’ve had my eye on her since we initially met her at our friends’ family cattle farm in St. Francisville a couple months back. I noticed she was the smallest girl of the…

Life of a Gypsy Chick.

Ever wondered what a typical day looks like for one of the Gypsy Chicks here at Cypress Bayou Farm? They normally start their day bursting out of the coop and heading to Freedom's stall to pick up any feed that falls. He's still struggling with some teeth issues and drops a ton of feed the…

Fence Face Lift.

As most of you know, we have been saving for new farm fencing for quite a while now. Not only did we want to replace the dilapidated existing fence but also construct a dog yard in the back of the house for our trio of pooches. Of course we had plans to start this project…

Beating the Heat.

Sorry for such a delay in posting this summer. Between vacations and preparing for our fence face lift, there hasn’t been much downtime for this gypsy girl to keep everyone updated. In the meantime, I wanted to share a fun frozen treat experiment I tried for the horses and chickens this past weekend in attempt…

Spring at the Farm 2017.

With each new season comes many different changes and Spring, by far, is my favorite season of all. The birds are having babies, the flowers are blooming, the grass is green and growing like wildfire, the wind is blowing, the horses are losing their winter coats and the days are long enough to fit in…

Bayou Bunkhouse

When we first decided to add chickens to the farm, I wasn't quite sure what type of coop would fit our needs. Because we are located in a flood zone, I felt a chicken tractor would be the best option for us, allowing relocation to higher ground if needed. We plan on free ranging but like…

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…

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…