Because I’m Happy!

We spent part of our spring break in St. Louis....more

Clay and April’s Most Amazing Summer Ever!

Hello Friends, I apologize for the long recess I’ve taken from Coal Creek Farm....more

It is Well with My Soul

We have felt pain. We have feared loss. We have prayed ....more

It Makes Life More Beautiful

What kind of blogger tells you her husband has cancer and then disappears for over a month?...more

He will still run faster than me.

Clay and I are training for a half marathon in October. When we go for a run I’ll start first because I know he’ll pass me. He runs by and then I see him quickly pull ahead, his strides make two of mine ....more

The American Homeplace

I originally wrote this post in 2008. I got a spam comment on it today and couldn’t remember what I had written, so I re-read it and thought how timely it was. This week I’m taking our pork, veggies and other items made here on the farm to a farmer’s market. I’m a bit nervous taking this step, but if I fail I will continue to feed my family from this land that I love ....more

Spring on Coal Creek Farm

Salt the Barn Cat had kitties.  She had two white and two black, like little piano keys.  I keep asking them to sing, “Ebony and Ivory”, but they don’t get it.  So, I sing it to them ....more

Oh, hey!

It’s not that I don’t want to blog, it’s that I start a post and then get distracted.  Kind of like every other project I’ve ever started and not finished.  I am a great starter!  I am a terrible finisher.  I’ve said it before and it’s not going to change, thank God I have a husband that I can sweet talk into completing my projects for me…..most of the time ....more

The Harlem Shake and My Hair

Who thinks the Harlem Shake is just dumb? Who thinks it’s fun? Who doesn’t care? If you don’t know what the heck I’m talking about, then God bless you and carry on with your life. Yeah, enough about that, let’s talk about me and my hair. I got sick of my hair. I just felt like I had sported the long hair for long enough ....more

Cheerleaders Unite!

What happens when several high school cheerleaders get together 25 years after they graduate?  They try to remember all their cheers of course! I’m sorry. This little cheer session happened Saturday night at my house.  The tiny woman in the middle is Carmen, my BFF from high school.  The lady on the end is my sister Rechelle and the guy that you see for just a moment is Eric ....more