Charles was fishing with two poles today. He turned around just in time to see one pole get dragged into the water and disappear. For an hour he stalked the pole as the bobber made various momentary appearances around the pond before going back under. He finally snagged the submerged line with the line on the second pole and recovered the lost pole. We pulled in the highjacked line and grabbed the net in time to pull out this 6.5 lb 23.5″ catfish…fish stories don’t get much better than that.


Each year since we’ve owned the farm, two geese come in late February and build a nest in the same spot. It’s not an easy job, but if they can protect the eggs from the turtles and other predators, we get to see them raise their young around our pond. The first year we affectionately named them Goosey & Gander and we like to think the same pair return each year.

We had a great time with the big crowd from church at the 4th annual fall party at the farm. Good food, lots of friends, hayrides and live bluegrass music…we all had a wonderful fall afternoon.

Pole Sawin’

A new stihl pole saw was an awesome bday gift to me.  With lots of big trees, trimming out the low branches is a great chance to share some hard work with the boys.




LPA Party

We had an awesome time with all our friends in Little People of America.  Lots of old friends and new ones showed up for lots of fun in the pool.  LPA has been a big part of our lives. 

Let Feedom Ring

We enjoyed a gorgeous 4th of July night with about 80 friends & family.  Plenty of good food, fun activities and most of plenty of time to catch up with people.

Some close friends enjoyed a rare wedding here at the farm this weekend.  The weather was perfect and it was quite a celebration to watch two people commit their lives to each other.

Rehearsal dinner in the loft:

The big day:

And the reception party at the barn: