Our family's homesteading adventures in the mountains

SROM Wilderness Adventure

SROM Wilderness Adventure

This summer I was blessed to have the opportunity to go on a 10 day climbing & backpacking trip with Solid Rock Outdoor Ministries. SROM is a wonderful Christian organization that offers wilderness-based leadership/discipleship courses, based on the example of the many bible heroes who went to the wilderness to seek God. I was able to experience that firsthand on this trip in a very powerful way, as He grew me immensely and blessed me with a closeness with Him that I had not experienced before. I also had a great time getting to know the 12 other guys &…

3 years ago · By Nick Read More >

Lisa and Brownie at Jefferson County Fair

Lisa and Brownie at Jefferson County Fair

  Lisa worked hard again in 4-H this year training her dog, Brownie. We have seen many improvements in her over the year most notably her ability to stay calm around other people and dogs.  She was the only dog in the competition that did the stay command (successfully!) off leash.  Lisa and Brownie took first in both Obedience and Showmanship and were invited to attend the state fair in Pueblo again.  This year we declined as it is a huge commitment in both time and money.  Perhaps she will get to go again next year!    

3 years ago · By Melissa Read More >

Jefferson County Fair Livestock Show

Jefferson County Fair Livestock Show

Katy once again participated in 4-H and showed two of her goats at the county fair.  She spent so much time training them and caring for them.  Both Molly and Smores looked great and the care that Katy gave them really showed at competition time.  She won Grand Champion in Intermediate Showmanship, Grand Champion in Breeding as well as in the dairy goat class.  She brought home a slew of ribbons as well as three gorgeous new belt buckles.  Katy also got the chance to participate in Round Robin.  Round Robin is where the showmanship winners compete against each showing…

3 years ago · By Melissa Read More >

National Youth Leadership Training

National Youth Leadership Training

In July Drew had the chance to attend Big Horn National Youth Leadership Training at Camp Tahosa in Ward, Colorado.  The camp is a six day adventure that focuses on teaching leadership skills that can be used in many areas of life.  The focus is on what a leader must be, know and do.  This year Drew was attending as a participant, but next summer he’s planning on hiring on as camp staff.  

3 years ago · By Melissa Read More >

A new puppy!

A new puppy!

We have added a puppy to our farm.  She is a gorgeous Bernese Mountain Dog/Great Pyrenees mix.  We hope that her presence will help deter threats from wildlife – although thankfully we have not had any issues.  She has huge paws (that happen to be very clumsy still) and loves attention from the family.  She follows us around the farm as we do chores and loves to catch milk her mouth as we milk the goats.  Lassie has all the enthusiasm that you would picture when you think about a puppy.    

3 years ago · By Melissa Read More >

Our little cowgirl

Our little cowgirl

Tali likes trying on things that belong to her big sisters.  Here she has Katy’s hat.  

3 years ago · By Melissa Read More >

Update on kidding season

Update on kidding season

So far this year we have had 7 does kid for a total of 14 babies- 9 boys and 5 girls. Our two top does gave birth to 3 kids each! Unfortunately this is the first time we lost a kid. It was a sad experience but one that is part of this lifestyle. We have one doe that will kid next month and that will be the end of our season. It has had it’s high and low points and caused us to think of things we will do differently for next year. Today the first of our babies…

3 years ago · By Melissa Read More >

Kidding Season 2013 has begun!

Kidding Season 2013 has begun!

Our first kids were born this morning. Katy is so good at calling it. She told me this morning this was the day. We have a doeling and a buckling.

4 years ago · By Melissa Read More >