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…

Wait. Just Wait.

Over this past year, I started writing post after post about our adoption journey, beginning to end, and faced an emotional block each time. There was so much to include. Maybe I wasn’t in the right head space. Maybe it was too hard to articulate in just a blog post (shocker for me, I know).…

Life with Lucy

Well hello strangers! My absence on the blog doesn’t come without a good excuse. As of last June, we were preparing for a special little girl’s arrival (read more here) and on July 20, 2018 at 10:11 a.m., Lucy Pearl was born, weighing 7.2 lbs and 20” long. There aren't words to describe the overwhelming…

Waiting on Lucy Pearl…

It is with great excitement that I announce we are now matched with a wonderful birth mother and expecting a precious baby girl in the coming months! The girl we have prayed for, longed for and desired for so long, our Lucy Pearl, is finally becoming a reality. As you can imagine, our hearts are…

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…

Our greatest adventure ever…We’re Adopting!

For those of you who regularly follow this blog and have kept up with our desire for a family, you already know the pain and heartache of our 4 year battle with infertility. Last year, we came face to face with our reality when we were given the official diagnosis of male factor infertility. Our…

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…