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…

Christmas at the Farm 2017.

The Lord blessed South Louisiana with an early Christmas miracle a couple weeks ago…6” of snow! Yes, you read that right. Snow in Louisiana. I’ve experienced Louisiana snowfall a couple times in my lifetime but nothing as heavy and long lasting as this one. Witnessing this spectacular event at our farm with all the animals…

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…

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…

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…

Freedom at Last.

It was an ordinary afternoon folding laundry when Andrew frantically called me outside. As I walked around the corner of the front porch, there he was standing in our front yard with a horse. It was just starting to get dark and I couldn’t see much detail until I walked closer. As my eyes focused,…

Farm After the Flood.

The aftermath of the Great Flood of 2016 has been minimal for us at Cypress Bayou Farm compared to the devastation of so many in our state. On our road alone, people sustained 4-5 feet of water in their homes and the piles of debris at the end of each driveway grow each day. As…

Nibbles & Dixie.

The word is out. Cypress Bayou Farm is the place to live if you’re an animal. Well, it’s great for us humans too but our four legged friends are living the good life on the farm these days. We have two new residents at the farm – a wild piglet named Nibbles and a country…

This is Bat Country.

Upon purchasing our farmhouse a few weeks ago, we didn't realize we would be sharing it with...BATS! Yes, you read that right - bats. When we first started seeing them fly out at sundown each night to feed, we were fascinated and somewhat intrigued by the idea of having bats. I thought "how cute, we have bats".…

Cypress Bayou Farm.

We finally landed our very own piece of paradise on 7 acres - Cypress Bayou Farm, a farm house made out of cypress on Indian Bayou. A perfect name for our perfect place. What's even more exciting? This bayou gypsy officially has her own bayou! When I started this blog, I didn't know I would call myself…