Tuesday, March 29, 2011


I did it. I just told some of my clients that I am going to be quiting work. That was a big step. It's a scary step. Hubby wants me to quit sooner than later. We keep going in the hole if I keep working where I'm working.  So I have to come up with some way to make some money. I would like to  make the money from home. I'm thinking something like selling produce or goat products(cheese, soap, fudge). Maybe do some flea marketing  But, I would like some input from you all.  Any ideas?

So until next time,

SFG, just askin.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Just to say "Hi!" ( picture heavy)

This is the view I get to look at once we get our upstairs done in our house. The goats get to look at it all day long.

This is the view from the other side of our house. The cattle get to look at THIS all day long.

Tipper says,"Hi!"

She wanted everyone to know that she looks good in anything she eats.

Mudd says,"Whatever."

Luke didn't want to be left out either, so he says "Hi" also!

What I don't like that wants to say "Hi" is these flies!

Whenever it gets warmer out, they are on ANY surface that is a little warm.
Now these I'm not happy about. But, once it gets a lot warmer, they go away. I can't wait.

So there you go. Just a little jaunt around the farm.

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl, HI!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Scary Truth

We have been busy around here getting ready for the spring planting season. Since we have moved from our old house, we decided to move our garden spot too. We wanted a bigger garden so we can try to grow all of our food that we will need for the year.  So we have been sectioning off our yard for where we are going to put it. Nothing really exciting going on here. lol. We did plant some fruit trees. Now, if we can just keep the deer from getting them. We are finding deer prints in our yard. Our dog must be inviting them in. I know for sure he is not scaring them away.

Anyway, another thing that me and Hubby have done, is our taxes. We will not get any money to play with. We got behind on his child support (just a little) so all of the tax refund will go to that. Not that there was much to begin with. lol.

Since I am self employed as a nail tech, I didn't really know how much I made last year. So I added it all up. Minus rent for where I work.( I rent a space to do nails) Minus supplies. Minus all the other things that go along with your own business and...... I went in the hole over $500. Not good. That wasn't even counting gas,food, and clothing. Things I can't take off my taxes, but still have to buy if I'm going to work. That was a wake up call. Why am I working anyway?  I thought work was so you can get money. Not here, I guess. lol

So that got me and Hubby thinking. It would SAVE us money if I didn't keep my job. Now, before I up and quit, I'm going to get a few things done. I have to pay off our credit cards. They are not much, so that shouldn't take too long. By skimping on supplies and such, I'm going to try and get a little money ahead. I can skimp on supplies if I know that I won't have to restock. That's the second thing I'm going to do. The third thing I'm going to do is find a "social group."  The girls at work are the only people that I actually talk to that aren't my family. Wether it be I join the farmers market, or go to the extension agent meetings, or join in on church activity. Just something to where I can talk to live, breathing people. I don't want to be a total hermit. Although, there are days that I wish I were.  So I'm going to be exploring a few avenues that I can go down. But, that's what makes life exciting.

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl, explorer.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Ok, so in my last post I talked about not procrastinating anymore. I talked about getting things done around the farm....... I didn't realize how much stuff needed done around the farm.

SMF, swamped

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Birthday Thoughts

March 13 was my 38 birthday. 38 is not a significant number. It doesn't have a 5 or a 0 after it. But, this birthday has got me to thinking. If I live to see 80,(if) my life is almost half-way over. Now, I'm not one to worry about getting old, or having wrinkles, or lossing my young girlish figure,(...hahahahahahahaha, breath,breath, hahahahahahahahaha, gasp, gasp, hahahahahaha, Ok, sorry, I couldn't help myself.) I started to look and see if I wanted to live the second half of my life, like I lived my first half.  The answer.....no!  I don't want my second half to be like the first.

I looked back at the first part of  my life. What kind of life did I live? First off, I didn't really appreciate my life. I thought that it would always be there. I started to procrastinate. Things I wanted to do or needed to do, I would just do tomorrow. Well, tomorrows are limited.

Another thing that I would do was just excist. I didn't direct my life. I just let things happen. Now, I know you can only do what you can do. But, I wasn't even doing what I could do. I was just being. I had no drive. I look back at all the things that COULD have been done.

Now, I'm not living with regrets here. I realize I was blessed with many things in my life. What I am saying is, I am done procrastinating with my life. I'm going to LIVE my life. I'm not taking a trip to Paris, or going sky diving, but what I am going to do is the things I keep "putting off". Like, lose this weight to where I can move better. Forget the looking better. I don't care about that. I just want to get healthy. You never know when I might need to be physical. I couldn't do anything physical right now.

I want to really get into this homesteading.  I have found a passion. I have found something that will actually "drive" me. It is something that I can learn new things every day with. I have to stop "putting off" doing it. Get the seeds sown. Get the goat barn built. Start fixing fence. There are so many things that I want to do with our farm. If I keep doing all the things that need to be done, my weight wont be a problem much longer. lol.

I hope you don't get the feeling like I'm going through a mid-life crisses. Well, maybe I am. But, it's a get my butt in gear, mid-life crises.  One other thing that I want to do is blog more. I really enjoy having the "family" of bloggers out there. You guys help keep me motivated!  I'm really looking forward to the next part of my life! Bring it on!!!!!!

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl, revamped!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Question of the Day

When you make a comment on someones blog, do you go back and see if they say anything back to you?

SMF, just wondering.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Statement of the Day

He's home!!!!!!!!!

SFG, happy.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Oh NO!!!!!

I let Skeeter,my mini wiener dog, outside this morning. It was nice out, the sun was shining, I figured that I would let her play outside for a while.  I did dishes, talked on the phone, a lot of things actually.  I thought it was time for her to come inside.

I went outside, in my slippers and no coat, and yelled for her. Nothing. I looked around. Nothing. A small bit of worry started to creep up  on me. She had been in heat last week. Did I misunderstand her signs. Was she still in heat? My male St. Bernard wasn't paying her any attention anymore. Did she go to the neighbors? They have a smaller male dog over there. Great. Am I going to have to get her fixed at 11 yrs of age?  I hope not.

What if she went down into the holler behind the house. Coyotes live down there. They would love to have a wiener snack. They have been bad lately. My worry-o-meter just went up a bit.  I started to yell, SKEETER!!!!!!!  I started to walk around  looking for her. Cold water and mud was seeping into my slippers. My arms had goosebumps on them.  But I was still going to find my dog! SKEETER!!!! Still nothing.

Now my worry-o-meter was registering panic. What happened to her?! I yelled and yelled and looked around our yard. I just couldn't find her! I had to get my boots and coat on. I was going on a MAJOR search and rescue mission. SKEETER!!!!! Nothing again.

I walked back to the house in my sopping wet slippers to get my boots and coat. As I opened the door to go back in.........there sat Skeeter looking at me like, "What?"

I forgot that I had let her back in earlier. She had been sleeping under a blanket on the couch. She had been in the house this whole time.

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl, losing it.