• 2016 Gardens: planting seeds and having faith

    Happy Easter everyone! With Easter we celebrate the victory of life over death and dwell in the possibility and promise of miracles. We had a beautiful day celebrating the day with all of our family and eating all of the things.  We hope the same for you and yours! Speaking of having faith, the last frost date is a long standing point of contention between farmers and gardeners and our Lord. We await Spring with building apprehension, wanting to get started with planting, but must wait for that last frost to pass or risk losing it all. It takes a lot of faith and patience to wait and we’re like toddlers in a…

  • Simple Goodness 2.0

    Hello again guys! You may have noticed a bit of an absence for a while there. We went on a bit of a hiatus over the summer, so thanks for sticking with us and jumping back on board. It’s been a season of immense change and we’re excited to share some of it with you now. You may have also noticed we’re looking pretty snazzy these days with a new layout and a new URL www.simplegoodnessblog.com. This snazziness is just a hint of what’s ahead for us and we’re both very excited to be moving Simple Goodness forward and reconnecting with you, our readers and friends. Last Winter and Spring,…

  • Love is War: an event to benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation

    Here at the farm we believe in fighting for the things that are important in life, and we are NOT afraid to fight dirty when necessary. A parent’s love is a very powerful weapon, and we believe that together we can make a difference for America’s kids fighting cancer. With our first ever public farm event, we are asking you to join the army of parents, grandparents, friends and loved ones who are fighting childhood cancers today. On Mother’s Day weekend, you’re invited to join our fight by donating to the St. Baldrick’s foundation for childhood cancer research with your purchase of a 30 minute photo session. But this won’t be your average “smile pretty for the camera” photo…

  • First Annual Easter Egg Hunt

    I’m not eggaxctly sure why (see what I did there?), but Easter has always been one of my favorite holidays. I guess I am simple to please- Jello jigglers (we literally ONLY ever had these at Easter as a kid), a new dress and a pretty, uplifting church service and I am a happy girl. And while almost every Easter in my memory is filled with rain, this year the weather was on our side and the farm was flooded with sunshine and kiddos for the first annual Eggstravaganza (yup, had to.) The pictures are so filled with color and fun and joy that I am already eggcited for next year (ok, I’m done.)…

  • Sheep Shearing Adventure

    This last weekend Deyton, Farmer Ross and I went to  the Bless Ewe Sheep Company farm to learn all about shearing sheep. This was my second time watching the sheep get hair cuts and Ross and Deytons first. Last year Belinda and I went for our first ever sheep shearing adventure and we had a great time meeting Stewie the famous lamb and learning all about sheep and their fleece.  Sheep shearing day is the equivalent of harvest day for farmers. It is the culmination of all the hard work they put in throughout the year and because the fleece is sold, it is also pay day! Despite the very rainy and…

  • Make new friends but keep the old

    This last weekend Deyton and I attended a Farm Potluck at one of our favorite local farms, the Growing Thyme Farm. The Growing Thyme Farm is owned by our friends Tanya and Duane King. In addition to their herd of sheep, flock of chickens and a couple of farm dogs, Tanya and Duane stay busy raising their three children, an adorable three year old daughter and eight month old farm twins Oliver and Porter who will be handy to have around the farm in just a few years.   The Kings hosted the Potluck with the hope of local folks making new friends. Because we live in a rural community and we…