Sunday, December 27, 2015

Lady of the Farm 2015 Recap

Within a week, 2015 will be over and we will welcome in 2016. It's been a long and interesting year full of learning about farming and trying hard to become a good farm girlfriend. It's had its ups and its had its downs. In one year, I began my blog, learned how to work at the Farmer's Market, went on a couple of trips, rode the tractor all Summer, did real estate courses, lost my job, started a new job, and fell deeper in love with my Farmer. I have full faith that 2016 will be even better than 2015.
Until then, here's a little recap of 2015:

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The healthiest food ever!

Photo Credit: Yoga on a Beach
Today, my newest cookbook came in, it's called, "Homesteader's Kitchen: Recipes from Farm to Table" by Robin Burnside. As I searched through the recipes I found something that definitely caught my eye.

"Breakfast Quinoa with fresh strawberries, blueberries and almonds."

I've had quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) before, it's extremely healthy for you. Some of the benefits include: It's high in fiber, gluten free (which makes it even better for me), high in protein, low glycemic index, high in magnesium, loaded with antioxidants, helps to lose weight, easy to incorporate into your diet, reduces risks of colon cancer, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes. It also helps with tissue growth and repair.

How much healthier can you get? Here's a recipe for breakfast quinoa, but don't think it's just for breakfast. You can substitute your pasta or rice for quinoa! Not only is it healthier to do that but it will also taste better!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

How to leave the city and begin in the country


My last post about how I would love to be (in a dream world) a housewife who can afford to quit her job and take care of her farm and family. Since it was so popular & so many people viewed it, I decided to give you a "How-to:" post. As in, "How to leave the city and begin in the country". Continue reading to learn how you can make this transition as smoothly as possible.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Homesteading Dreams

As we speak I am on the phone with "The Farmer", and he is convinced that I am off my rocker.
I think it'd be amazing to "live off the grid". If in the perfect world I didn't have to work a full-time job, this is what my plan would be. I'd stay home all day. I know you'd think it'd make me go crazy but I'd find ways to keep myself busy. Here's how:

Forgiviness

Romans 12: 9-10 says, "Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. 10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor." We are to truly love one another, hate evil.Hold tightly to what is good and enjoy showing each other the love we have for each other. There's so much to say anything this, but first, let me rant. 

Couldn't we all take something from this? I know I could. There's so many things in my life that I have had trouble getting over. Even as a child my mom had to sit me down and try to talk me into forgiving and forgetting people who did me wrong. Through the years I've always had trouble.

But within the past few years I've met people along the way who were almost like breaking points for me.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Christmas Gifts for Farmwives/ Farm Girls

Photo Credits: Farm Progress
Christmas is the only time of year that I'm clueless when people ask what I want. People used to ask what I wanted and I'd stare at them with this blank stare then go, "Check back with me in about 2 weeks.." Now that I'm getting older I'm starting to think that maybe I should've asked for stuff like a crock pot and cookbooks and furniture when I was growing up! Haha! Wouldn't that make people wonder? But anyway, I got a gift card last night and I literally sat there for an hour thinking of how I'd spend my money. I could buy that adorable crock pot I want, I could buy a boatload of clothes, a pile of books, some stuff that I could make and sell or whatever else I wanted. This was MY money for ME to buy whatever I wanted. SO what did I buy? A bible and a cookbook. Then, it was all gone.
So, why a bible and a cookbook? Why not something that could make me more money? Or why not that crock pot so I could have my dinner ready when I got home from work? Here's why..

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

FREE Printables!

I officially have made FREE holiday printables! They're simple and to the point, but I can't figure out how to place them on a status or in a post so if you'd like the set of printables message me on Facebook or comment below!.
Included:
1- Gift Planner complete with sections for who the gift is for, the price, where to buy it and what the gift is. This will help you to be prepared for what you need to save up or have on you when you go shopping.
1- Shopping list. You can fill this out and go shopping with your classy little shopping list. Fill out your gifts that need buying or food that needs to be bought.
1- I also included 3 recipe cards so you can all write down three of your signature Christmas recipes! Give them to someone asking about your recipe or do like me and hoard them in your cookbook.
Just message me and let me know that you want the "Christmas printables", once I send them to you in PDF format, you can click on them and print them out. It's simple! smile emoticon Have a good day everyone!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

So what's up with this little elf thing?

Okay, so I'm guilty. I got an Elf on the Shelf. Not only does it give me an excuse to bring out my little kid side but it's actually fun to see everyone's reactions to where the elf shows up. Today was the first morning of December so our elf, Oliver, was found in the fake snow in my Christmas village making a snow angel. Oh goodness. I love the concept of the Elf on the Shelf and will definitely be doing it for my children whenever they get old enough. Might as well stock up on my elf now right?

Anyway, a bunch of people (including The Farmer) had no clue what was up with the elf on the shelf. So, I tried to explain...

Which was mainly some babbling and stumbling around words. So, I researched it and this is what I got.

Monday, November 30, 2015

December is upon us!

Photo Credit: Stocksy
December is literally hours away... Now we have to start planning the month out! To save you the trouble I put together this bucketlist for December! Here's 20 things you should do this December. So get you some fuzzy socks, a cup of hot chocolate and turn on a good Christmas movie and read through this list of things to do in December.














Sunday, November 22, 2015

A taste bud journey for all pepper fans!

I know I said I may be AWOL due to studying for my real estate exam but I just couldn't stay away from my blog..  With that said, I had to take a short break to brag on this pepper jelly I just had! We all know that you just can't study or focus on studying unless you have a good snack by your side.

Right?

Well, a few weeks ago we went to Calico Arts & Crafts in Moultrie. While we were there we tried a free sample of some pepper jelly and cream cheese on a cracker. I started to walk off with my sample but how could I go home without some of this delicious creation? Here's what you should know about it:

Saturday, November 21, 2015

I may be AWOL for a week or two

It has been such a busy week, I have been working my butt off in order to get the weekend off so I could study for my finals. Once finals are over and Thanksgiving out of the way be prepared for ALOT of Christmas posts. I am holding myself back from decorating now. So, I will see y'all soon! <3 Wish me luck on this real estate test! I'm going to need it!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

That Cotton Pickin' Boy!


Sundays are usually spent at church and then eating with family or church friends. But once in awhile the work must go on, although I would rather relax on Sundays. The Farmer & I got in the truck and started the long drive to the the farm up in Rebecca. On the way we rode with the windows down through the small country towns, people passing by us trying to get to church on time. We sat there chit chatting the whole way about our plans and what we were going to do for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I kept my eyes on the window the whole ride occasionally looking around at him to smile. Then we finally got there...

Friday, November 13, 2015

"The Christian Challenge": Red Cup Edition

Photo Credit: Starcasm
I have another challenge to all of you reading my blog! Read this first part for some background first though.

A single red cup has blown up my Facebook news feed for the past few days.  Why? An internet evangelist started this #MerryChristmasStarbucks, (For those of you who don't know: Starbucks released it's "holiday cups" and they're just plain old red. No snowflakes, no trees, no holly, nothing. Just red cups and the Starbucks symbol.) So this guy automatically starts screaming, and pointing fingers and telling people to go to Starbucks and tell them your name is 'Merry Christmas' so they're forced to yell it out. As soon as I saw the video my first thought was, "Not everyone celebrates Christmas." Don't get me wrong, I am a Christian, Christmas is my favorite holiday and I start to get ready for it after Halloween and I wish everyone else in the world was a Christian and loved Christmas and God as much as I do, BUT if they don't want to be a Christian you can't force them to believe. By the next couple days it had blown up into this huge ordeal. So, I did some thinking... (I know, dangerous stuff, right?)

Saturday, November 7, 2015

A Whole Lotta' Southern-isms

When I was in about eleventh grade some kid moved to my school from somewhere off further away. Sometime within his first few weeks at school he said something very depressing and sad, (I can't remember what it was) but I went, "Bless Your Heart." He turned and gave me the dirtiest look then told me to "ahem. vulgar word that I won't repeat on here off". I about flew out of my chair, but before I could all the girls I hung out with were on his back before I could even comeback with something. Later, I asked him why he said that to me, apparently he thought 'Bless Your Heart' was the biggest insult. Made me think, "The new people that come down South, what are they told before they get here?" Are they told that we are all crazy backwoods bullies with a secret insulting language? Here's a list of some "Southern-isms" that I was raised on!

Sweet Tea & A Trip Up North

Mint Sweet Tea
Photo Credit: Food Network
A few Summers ago I went up North, Pennsylvania actually. I've always had this love for traveling especially up there. The weather is actually cool year round up there. It was about 70 degrees and everybody that lived up there was hot and fanning and I'm over here like this is feeling amazing! I don't think they realize how hot it really is down here. It's NOVEMBER. You know, Fall? Where we are supposed to be wearing uggs and jackets? Leggings and layers? Yeah, the past weekend I have worn shorts and Tee shirts. It is SO hot here in South Georgia! Anyway, I had a rather funny experience last time I was up there. I began craving some sweet tea. I have sweet tea with just about every single meal. It's a staple down here. So I get up there in a Mexican restaurant and I'm surrounded by my family, the ones from here and the ones from up there and me and that waitress about had it out... then I realized something that I had never been faced with before...

Friday, November 6, 2015

Cross Carriers

Conrad Irving, The Tifton Cross Carrier
Photo Credits: Tifton Gazette's Facebook
I was on my way to class awhile back and I passed by a man walking on the side of the road, I literally had to take a double take. This man was carrying a wooden cross down the road. My first thought was how carrying that cross may hurt his shoulder. My second thought was how Jesus carried a wooden cross too. I guess I didn't really think much about it after that until I saw the same man again. This time, I thought 'He has to be thirsty. How could he do that in this heat?'. Again, I didn't think much more about it after that. Then today I was scrolling through my newsfeed as I do every morning I saw a photo of another man carrying a cross. He was carrying it across the country. I quickly found my way to his Facebook page that follows his journey...





Monday, November 2, 2015

Getting a Farmhouse Kitchen

Photo Credit: Being Tazim
I was born in the wrong year, I was supposed to be a 1930's- 1950's farm wife. I was just a little late..
Anyway, whenever the Farmer and I get our home, my kitchen is going to be all vintage farmhouse. I don't care if he has me living in a box, it will be vintage farmhouse.
I love kitchens and I will probably spend most of my time there whether I am cooking or not. But when I do get it, I want it to have that vintage feel. I want it to feel like a step back in time.
I'll show you how to get a vintage kitchen feel and even give you some links to products to buy to make your kitchen truly come to life! Enjoy and be sure to show me pics of your farmhouses!






ATTENTION: New Blog Feature!

Today I became an Amazon affiliate, meaning, you will probably find more amazon products in my posts and on the sidebar. Don't fret, amazon is a very reputable company and if I didn't trust them I would not be putting their products on my blog.

Amazon has good prices on good products. They have an extremely wide variety of products so they have something for everyone in our families. 
I will have links to products in my future posts that you can directly buy from. All you have to do is click on them then it will take you to the page the product is on and if you buy that product I get a small portion of that. So you'll be helping me and the Farmer! Thanks everyone! 

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Is your problem bigger than God?

Photo Credits: Missional Women


Is your problem bigger than God?

This question has went through my mind plenty of times this week. I've felt discouraged, angry, frustrated, upset, and just flat out depressed at some points this week. But I saw this photo and it got me to thinking. Is my problem bigger than God?

It really helps for me to ask myself this every-time that something happens that is out of my control.

It reminds me that God can do anything.
Last night, I read something on Facebook that really made me angry and at the same time I wanted to just shout this at the man who said something so ignorant that I am seriously writing about it here.

What are you thankful for?

Someone asked me, "Adrian, what are you most thankful for this year?" 

I sat there a moment thinking of all the things I have to be thankful for, then I figured it out. 
I don't have one thing, I have many!
So, what are those things?

Things to do in November

Photo Credits: Cleverly Inspired
Last night I started to write a post for all of my readers, I was about to finish it when the Farmer got here. We went to the store and bought dinner, when we got back we started on dinner. All of a sudden I had this sharp pain in my stomach, I ran to the bathroom. Fast forward about thirty minutes of getting sick... The Farmer was a sport about it though. He finished cooking the meat then came to take care of me. My two sweeties sat there taking care of me, Bella laid on my side while the Farmer sat by the bed. Needless to say, It was a rough night. I say it was a bad stomach virus. I woke up this morning with a woozy tummy. Not the way I wanted to start the day, so here I am on the couch with some ginger ale and extreme nausea. But at least I have some time to myself, I guess. Anyway, today is November 1st which means I can start planning Christmas. Yes, I am "THAT" person. As I was in bed trying to get rid of nausea and a tummy ache this morning I found a list of things to do during November on Pinterest.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

My Garden Tour

While I sat at my bistro table today I looked out over my teeny tiny garden, Yeah, that's it right there behind the pumpkin. My itsy bitsy garden. A few weeks ago, I threw some pumpkin seeds into my garden along with some tomato plants and one sunflower plant. The sunflower plant was almost dead (practically dead now). My tomato plants are doing pretty decent and my pumpkins are actually, surprisingly doing well. So, here we go.






Wednesday, October 21, 2015

50 things about me

One of my favorite bloggers did this when she began her blog. It's fifty facts about me, well, question is, can I come up with fifty things about me?















Two sides and two blogs

The Farmer & I have this joke that he's dating two different girls. One is a mothering housewife type who loves to cook, clean and take care of her Farmer. She loves to garden and is a hardworker. She dresses professionally for work and vintage grandmother style.
The other one, is a free-spirited gypsy who's only wish in life is to see things and go places on a whim. She loves to wake-up and just say, "Let's go somewhere!" She loves wearing loose pants and doesn't care too much about anything.
So, you can see how we would joke right?
Anyway...

Autumn Chowder

Photo Credits: Thriving Home Blog 
All Fall I think of having the perfect soup. Whether it be tomato, chicken noodle or something fancy like a chowder. I'll even go for Brunswick stew! Well after searching for a recipe worthy I finally found one that looked interesting! An Autumn chowder from over at Thriving Home Blog! Here's the recipe, I haven't tried it but I plan on it so you know the drill, let me know your thoughts in the comment section!

Crock-pot Pumpkin Spice Latte

Photo Credit: Thriving Home Blog 
If you follow me on Facebook then you know that I got a new job that has totally screwed with my regular schedule. Well, I haven't been posting like I should so I promised to post some tonight and definitely Friday.
Well, today the Farmer went to the expo (Yes, I pouted since I had to work.) and I am just getting home from work. I love my house. With all my plants around it kind of reminds me of a cottage but with a contemporary flair. Bella is in my lap sitting here at my bistro table on the carport. I tried setting her next to me on the bench but she crawled up in my lap anyway. I love my sweet fur child. When I have kids we will refer to Bella as their big fur sister ;) Anyway, today it's not nearly as cold as yesterday. I wanted to stop by Elliano's but I decided it wasn't cold enough for coffee yet. Speaking of coffee..

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Great Pumpkin Contest


We all love a little competition right? 
Well this October let's start a new tradition. 
I rarely have time to spend just doing fun holiday stuff and lately I've been wanting to do something holiday-ish. Kind of like when I was little. I'm trying to make as many memories as I possibly can. 
I am proposing a challenge, it's called 'The Great Pumpkin Contest'. Keep reading for the rules and guidelines, oh and the prizes! 

Silence is Golden

I'm laying in bed and it's only 7:04. It's totally silent in my house except for the occasional sleepy sigh of Bella and the typing of my computer keys. I should be studying real estate but I have had such a long day. So here I am, in bed, being lazy for the first time this week.
Bella is trying to sniff the pumpkin spice candle on my nightstand. I pull her away and say, "No. It bites." I wish you could see her staring at the tiny flame. She seems to be concentrating so hard. I think she may just be tired.
 Anyway, I have nothing much to talk about right now. Just about the silence and how nice it is at the moment. I can hear the sizzle of the candle wick it's so quiet. I love it! I just wish the farmer were here.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The dream house

In my drafting class about a year ago, my instructor sat me down and told me to design my dream home. I looked at him for a minute with a weird look on my face. "I don't know what I want my dream house to be like." He told me to look online for ideas and then create it. The first thing I did was go on Pinterest and I started going through the home section and pinning everything that caught my eye to a board I named, "Dream House". After about 2 hours I had developed a sense of my "style". I love country cottages that will make you dream about a vacation down South. This home (pictured) was the one house that I kept coming back to. It is called the Cloudland Cottage Plan. The Plan number is: Plan SL-1894 ad it's from Southern Living. I fell in love with the layout but there are a few things that I saw missing that I would absolutely need.

How to get grease stains out of clothes


I don't know if anyone else has this problem but when I go anywhere with The Farmer, especially on the peanut picker I get grease somewhere on my body. Last time, I didn't even touch but probably two things and my hands, shirt and face were covered in grease. It was so icky and gooey. and messy, oh my goodness, it was a mess! Anyway, my shirt and his pants were covered in it. So, I had to find a way to get the grease out. Well, i found an inexpensive way to get grease out of our clothes. How?

Bella & the pumpkin's photo shoot

Today I took a trip to the Dollar General Market. When I go there, I come back with quite a bit of stuff. I can't control myself. Today, I bought a few Fall decorations. A dish towel and rags, a pumpkin latte candle and my favorite, a small pumpkin. My pumpkin latte candle is burning as I type. Bella, my maltipoo, is trying to get to my pumpkin and I'm still trying to decide whether I should put my dish towel and rags in my hope chest or display them now. Gosh, this is so exciting! When I got to the house I had Bella's favorite dog food and my pumpkin on the island. I took her dog food and placed it in her dish and then I stood there looking at my pumpkin, thinking about where I could place it around the house. Then I heard a small whine from beside me, Bella wanted the pumpkin. Now that I think about it, I don't think she's ever seen a pumpkin. Last Fall was so busy that I didn't have time to go buy one. So, we had a short photo shoot with my Bella and the pumpkin. Here's a few of the photos, enjoy!

Monday, October 5, 2015

God is good all the time

Photo Credit: Az Bible Center
"God is good all the time and all the time God is good." I heard this from a lady in class awhile back, I sat there trying to sort out my own problems. "Girl, are you listening to me? I said God is good all the time, even when you going through problems." I had just ranted for an hour about how I had recently over the weekend been treated pretty unfairly and her only words were, "God is good all the time and all the time God is good." Well these past few weeks I have remembered those words many times. I have almost meditated on the thought that God would pull me through. Then it all turned out like I wanted. So, where to start...

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Vintage Recipes- Green Pepper Jelly.

Photo & Content Credit: Recipe Curio 
When I was younger, my nana used to have some of this in her fridge, I remember eating pepper jelly on crackers with my cousins during the Summer. It's memories like those that you'll remember years later.  I loved her green pepper jelly! Well, here's an excerpt from a newspaper, not too sure of the date or the paper. But the recipe is timeless. Be sure to tell me your pepper jelly recipes after reading this!

I know not all of us have the eyes of a hawk, myself included in that, so I've typed up the recipe along with what's in the newspaper excerpt. Just click Read more and you'll be taken to it.

Monday, September 28, 2015

My one jar pickle recipe

I've never been much of a sweet pickle person, I like dill pickles. This past Summer while working at the farmer's market I was craving some pickles, luckily the people who weren't too competitive with us had a jar, I decided to try some.
It was alright, but when I was done I wanted more and since I didn't want to give them all my paycheck I decided to make some. Next came my journey to find a good recipe. My first recipe was AWFUL, I can't remember where I got it from, but it was the most awful thing I had ever tasted in my life. Whoever had put that on the internet should have their internet cut off. It was atrocious. I searched for awhile again and I finally found a good looking recipe! I cautiously decided to try it and I got the dill and cucumbers then headed home to test out my recipe. I followed the recipe then let it sit in my fridge tempting me for about 2 weeks. Here's my wonderful amazing creation:



Chicken & Gnocchi Soup Recipe- Olive Garden copycat

Photo Credits: Cinnamon, Spice and everything nice
With The Farmer's birthday coming up in just a few weeks I am beginning to plan what i'll do for him this year. After learning that my job is in a "red zone", (I have been basically temporarily laid off without pay), I will have to keep this birthday on a tight budget. Of course I've been stressing out because of it. I have money flowing out and none coming in for God knows how long and every job I've looked at would interfere with my real estate classes that I am taking now and that would mean putting our future in a sticky situation just for a temporary job. But am I going to let that ruin his birthday? Definitely not.
I have a little bit of money saved back for situations like this so I should be good a few tight budgeted weeks.
He's gotten to see the stress flowing out of my soul this past week in full blast, and he's stressed because of harvest season. So, the least I could do is to make it up to him for one night. I've already bought his present and it should be here by next week. (I may be broke, but I will find the money to buy him something just to see him happy.) I am also thinking about making his favorite soup. Which of course is mine also! Chicken and gnocchi soup from Olive Garden. Wish me luck and read on for the recipe and to see what I did last year for his birthday!

Household uses for honey

Photo By: Mother Earth Living
It's been called, "Liquid Gold". To many people who use it on a daily basis it is just that. Honey can save you a ton of money and a ton of doctor's visits. It's good for everything from healing all the way to making your skin look better. I like it best all natural and pure. Basically straight from the beekeeper. When some people ask me how I use my honey, this is what I tell them:













Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Fall bucketlists for normal women vs. farmer's women

Photo Credits: Tumbler
In the South, the leaves don't change color till almost the middle of the Fall some years. But when they do finally change it is the most beautiful thing ever. At our mountain house in North Carolina the leaves start changing and it will look like a scene out of a movie. But down here, Fall is that time of year when the cotton is blossoming, the leaves are slowly changing and the pumpkin everything comes out. But what is there to do in Fall down South?
Here's a list of things that I've either done before or was told about...











Saturday, September 19, 2015

And God made a Farmer


I have such a story for y'all. I haven't written in a little bit. It's been a crazy week! On Tuesday I began real estate classes. Wednesday I spent the entire day riding the tractor with the Farmer and studying. Then Thursday I went back to the real estate class. It's three hours long so I am in there a little while, every hour on the hour we get a break. Well, our teacher had to go print out our test and she told us it would take about 20 minutes. I grabbed up my purse, took out my phone and headed to the bathroom. I pressed a button on my phone and my screen lit up. I had at least two missed calls and about four missed texts. All I had to read was "ER" before my heart dropped.




Monday, September 14, 2015

Southern traditions we need to pass on

I'm a "mother" to a one year old puppy named Bella "Bells". I don't plan on having actual children until a year or two from now. I'm in no hurry though, I want to finish an education and have a decent income coming in before I have children. But  once I do have them, I plan on raising them to be the most classic Southern children the world has ever seen. 
Photo Credits: Belles over Bros
I want my children to have good taste but also have good manners and good hearts. I want my children to be educated by time they turn twenty. I want them to have good work ethics and know how the farm and home is run. I want my son(s) to know how to run a farm, care for animals and how to provide for a family. I want them to be like the Farmer. My daughter(s) on the other hand, I want them to be educated, I want them to be able to sew, cook, clean and take care of a man. But I also want them to know how to put a man in his place if he ever oversteps his boundaries. I want my girls to also know how the farm is ran so they'll be able to be back-up for their brothers. I'm going to teach them how to make the house look like a million bucks for just a couple bucks and I will make sure a touch of Classy Southern blood is passed on to all of my children. 
I personally think we should all instill a touch of classic southern-ness in our kids. But what should we be teaching them? Here's a list of things we should teach our little ones to be confident that once they're not around us they'll be a good representative of our families and morals.

Vintage Baking Tips

Photo Credit: Modified Mamas 
I found this list over at TipNut and I just had to share it with my readers. It's a list of vintage baking tips, whether they work or not is up to y'all to test out. I thought it was pretty neat to know these things. It's sort of like sharing old family cooking secrets. Let me know what you think when you get done reading them!













Sunday, September 6, 2015

Question & Answer: Am I ready for the farm life?

Q&A:


I received an e-mail yesterday with this message enclosed: 

"I am in a long distance relationship with a farmer,we've dated for two years and lately we have been talking and I have decided to move to his farm to be with him. But there's one problem and that is that he doesn't know if I can handle the farm life. He keeps asking me if I think I can handle it and after saying yes so much, I can only wonder when he will be convinced that I can. How do I know if I am really ready for the farm life? Anything will help, thanks."

I've been there. Believe me. Here's my advice:

Dear Young Farmer

Today I found myself looking on pink tractor, a website perfect for girls like me who just threw themselves in full force into the farming world when they met their men. I found this letter to the young farmer from a farmer who's been there and I felt like my Farmer could really use this sometimes. If he could use it, I am sure that some other young farmers could use it. 




Wednesday, August 19, 2015

I survived..

I must be sick.

I have to be.

Why else would I seriously be cleaning out my closet and organizing?

Somewhere deep in my body there was motivation today. Don't ask where it came from because my answer is about as good as yours. I was so motivated to clean today that I started at 11:00 and with no breaks at all, and cleaned until 4:38. Well, while cleaning my closet I saw my Christmas storage, so of course I just HAD to organize my Christmas decorations. Inside one box I found my old diary...



Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A good book and a recipe

Photo Credit: Screen Doors and Sweet Tea
After working all day Monday and all day Tuesday it is time for me to stick my nose in a good book and what better book than a old fashioned Southern cookbook? So today my little nose is stuck in "Screen Doors and Sweet Tea". Paula Deen even said, "This is one cookbook I would proudly have in my kitchen! It has great information and wonderful recipes!" I first saw it in a small bookstore in the lovely city of Savannah it was about $30 and I debated on whether I wanted to spend that much on a cookbook for almost fifteen minutes. I stood staring at the cover, drooling over the photos thinking about what The Farmer would say if I could somehow create some of these beautiful works of art. I would gain so many brownie points! I grabbed it off the shelf thinking of how I could use this cookbook for the rest of my life. Has it been worth it? Yes! This cookbook has saved my city girl turned farm wife butt more than you'll ever know.


Monday, August 10, 2015

The Sculptures of Bonaventure

Photo Credit: Laura & I
When I recently went to Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, Ga. I just wanted to take photos of the trees and maybe a few neat things. Well, when we drove through the old rusted gates I saw an ocean of beautiful statues, sculptures and creativity in a graveyard. How could this much beauty really be in a graveyard? You see, the cemeteries back home are littered in simple tiny gravestones and a few flowers but Bonaventure is covered in artwork. I began by taking a photo of one small sculpture and ended up taking photos of every statue I passed by. Here is a bit of my photos.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

What do a beat up puppy, a homeless man and I have in common?

I haven't written in a little while since I have been sick, a virus is nothing to joke with. I feel like I still may have a touch of it but I'm trying my best to rest up. Anyway, tomorrow is my last class till Spring Semester at the college. Am I just going to relax during this time? Ha! Yeah right. Real estate courses are up next. I'm going to attempt to make my way into the real estate world and my goal is to be bringing home a good amount of money between that, fruit stand, and online work. Who knows, maybe it'll be a success.

Today in Sunday school we had a story about a little dog who had been beaten, kicked and run through the dirt so much that he was left a stringy haired little dog with one eye and gashes all over his body, pitifully ugly was an understatement. Then this couple came into the humane society and adopted him. After some love and care he became a precious little puppy. 
What was my first thought?

Sunday, July 19, 2015

My Savannah Trip

I promised my readers a post about my trip to Savannah and now that I am back and finally settling back into my little nest, I have finally gotten the motivation to tell you all about my trip. It was fun and very interesting. I have some interesting stories about running through Savannah, getting locked in a haunted house's courtyard and even exploring a beautiful cemetery.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Farmer's Market Etiquette

Working at the Farmer's Market, you hear and see it all! Some things that people will do there at the market are things I never even thought of until working there. Some everyday things that most of us do in stores and markets are RUINING your fruit and the fruit others buy. Here is some Farmer's Market Etiquette.








5 Farmer & Lady Date Ideas

One of our many tractor dates
The Farmer and I have had many interesting dates since we've been together. When you're dating a farmer who stays as busy as mine does, you have to come up with some pretty create date ideas if you want to spend time together. In fact, that's why many women will not date a farmer because they're afraid he will stay too busy and have no time for them. But if you're dating a farmer and want to make sure it works, here's a few ideas for date night:












5 things you'll learn when you date a farmer


He just loves when he's in the middle of talking and I take photos.
The Farmer & I have begun to talk about the search for a temporary home more lately, & marriage seems to be coming faster and faster. Lately I have been reflecting alot. I don't feel like I should be this old. It's almost like I was 16 one day and I woke up the next day almost 20. How is it possible that you can be so wrapped up in life that it flashes before you? It kind of scares me. Well, that's another story for another day. Another thing I have been reflecting on is how much I changed after The Farmer & I began dating. I've learned so much and have a new respect for farmer's and all that they do. Here's a few things that you'll learn by dating a farmer.





Saturday, July 11, 2015

Around the farm

The other day at the fruit stand the lady selling veggies next to me was talking to me about the farm's website:
( www.walkerfarmsenigmaga.com )
and how she had checked out the website. She said, "The only thing that would make it better would be photos of the farm." Luckily, the day before I had taken quite a few photos. You see, I had a very stressful week so instead of going to class on Thursday like I normally do, The Farmer & I worked around the farm together. We had to pick through peas, shell them to prepare for the market and also pick up a peanut trailer full of the peanut hulls to grind for the cows. Here's some photos and my thoughts on the day.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Happy Sunday!

I have shelled peas and shucked corn all week. At the fruit stand Friday I had may people come to buy pink eye purple hull peas. They were actually completely gone by 11:00! Almost ten bushels completely sold out! That's alot of shelling! Anyway, I just wanted to do a quick update with my readers and let y'all know that I have been a little busy and haven't had much time to write this week.  I am still trying my best to finish writing a book. I don't know when it'll be done or even started for that matter. Ha! Anyway, Happy Sunday y'all!


Thursday, July 2, 2015

The Ultimate Savannah Guide



Photo Credit: The Peak
Moss covered trees, the breeze whispering through the peaceful squares and architecture to die for! Savannah, Ga. is my favorite Southern city. You can walk down River St. sipping on sweet tea and eating pralines (which are seriously Heaven on Earth). You can enjoy the 22 squares that have something for everyone in the family. From elegant fountains in Forsyth Park to small gardens and fountains in the smaller squares. Savannah has something for every one and is the perfect getaway from reality. I love Savannah because I feel free. I feel like my gypsy soul (The Farmer doesn't approve of the free spirit in me haha!) is at home when roaming and exploring the city. I can sit on a bench in Reynolds Square and watch the people passing by me. I can close my eyes and fall into a historic realm. I personally believe, everyone should experience Savannah at least once in their life. It's the ultimate experience to go to this historic city and to experience the divine cuisine that is offered. You can also walk through the city with your alcohol as long as it is in a to go cup (a clear plastic cup) from a restaurant or bar.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Mystery woman

Photo Credit: Laurel Leaf Farm
Years ago, on a Summer morning, three sisters were in the bathroom brushing their teeth. They started pushing and laughing while trying to spit in the sink. They began pushing into each other more violently and one of the sisters fell against a wall. On her way down she hit an antique powder box. On the floor, it went. When it hit the floor, it opened and what came out made all three sisters gasp....

Saturday, June 27, 2015

I could use some help, thanks :)

Photo Credit: Susan Branch
When most girls turn eighteen, their mothers and grandmothers usually pass something on to them. Well, I didn't get anything when I turned eighteen. Now that I am nineteen I am wishing I had something passed down to me like a recipe book filled with the best of my family's recipes. So now that I am being faced with cooking for a hungry farmer and his family and my family in the future I need some good recipes and I have none! I am having to look through Martha Stewart cookbooks and also write down every recipe that looks decent.

My opinion on Gay Marriage and the Confederate Flag

The South and all country people were thrown into a wildfire of rage this past week after Walmart, Amazon and I think Ebay all agreed that they would not be selling any products that had the confederate flag on them. If that's not enough to make a country person or born and raised Southerner angry then the Allowing of gay marriage in all 50 states a couple days later would blind them with rage. So, what do I as a born and raised southern woman and christian think of all this?

A beautiful blog full of vintage creations

Photo Credit: aspiring-homemaker
Today the Farmer asked for a good home cooked meal. So I decided to create some vintage recipes, of course none of my family members took the time to put together a hand me down of old family recipes so I looked it up on Pinterest. Cliche, right? Well, I looked it up and I found this recipe for relish. But the relish wasn't what caught my attention.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Why do I like to garden?

The rain is pouring down outside. It's nice to have the rain though. My plants weren't doing well in this heat. It's been in the 90s and even the 100s this past week and my plants aren't taking it too well. When I first started my garden my mom said, "Adrian, we have raised beds at our house, we can water them for you and you won't have to worry about them." But I said something that I think may have surprised her...