Farm Girl Fitness–August 19, 2020

Some days my workouts are really hard and I’m so sore the next day. So I try to mix things up and do a slightly easier one the next day after I do a tough video. These videos from Shelley MacDonald are wonderful. They’re just a little over 20 minutes, so I often pick one…

Farm Girl Fitness–How I Got Here

Remember, just cause you’re a farm girl, it doesn’t mean that fitness is completely out of your mind. As you get older, you have to be intentional to stay strong, flexible, and healthy.

A Treehouse

Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to live in a bush or tree? A mama bird chose a lovely place to make a home for her family. Our blueberry bushes are bearing like crazy and these guys just sit there and watch us pick. We try to pick quickly because it really…


Blueberries are coming in now. We planted these bushes years ago and after about 10 years they bear gobs of sweet juicy berries. Currently, we have 3 or 4 bushes that are in prime bearing years. I’ve been picking at least a quart each day, but if I wanted to stick to it, I could…

Summer Color

The garden is just now starting to yield. This is just one day’s picking of berries and veggies. Don’t you love the colors? It just makes me so happy to see the beauty of a garden.


Things are just starting to get really good in the garden department. These okra will be dipped in batter fried in the next couple of days! Yummy! I love okra. Not only because it is delicious but also because it’s easy to grow and just a handful of plants provides buckets of okra for the…

Free Food

I headed to the back field to work on some fencing. On the way back, I spotted these beauties. Sweet! Free food!

Summer Party Food

Hosting parties in the warm weather months is so very easy. My second daughter graduated from high school this spring. Or at least she would’ve if the dreaded plague didn’t cancel everything. We’re finally getting back to a more normal life and I’ve permitted her to have a party with friends to celebrate this milestone….

Bell Peppers

My bell peppers look gorgeous this year! So crunchy, delicious and loaded with Vitamins A, C and potassium. Can’t wait to put them in some fajitas or just eat them raw!

Fresh Berries

Berries are starting to come in now. My strawberry plants that I put in last year are bearing well, and our blackberries are doing great too. They pair well with a homemade angel food cake.

Chickens—New Hens

My daughter has been raising some Buff Orpington hens. They’re almost old enough to go in the coop with the other hens. In just a few months, they’ll be laying delicious, nutritious eggs for us to eat.

Garlic Breadsticks

I made the most delicious breadsticks this week. Just have to share the photo! Recipe coming soon!