Launching into something new…

So my hubby has encouraged me for a long time to do something with all the photos I take. He tells me all the time how much others could enjoy them. Bird Sunset

So with his prompting and research I have decided to launch a web site where others can see and buy my photos if they want. I will use the money to put in a fund to help us when we are ready to make our move to buying land, animals, ect for our ranch. So if anyone wants to check it out and give me any ideas please do… the web site is http://Seasonsgirl.photostockplus.com/.  I will put the link on the side of my web site incase you come back later and want to take a look. If you see a photo on my site and would like me to add it to my new site contact me and if it is not a personal photo I will be happy to add it for you.

Dreaming…

I have been thinking a lot lately about hubby’s and my dreams…Star

Right now we have two major goals…

1.) Go through infertility treatment and try to have a family

2.) Save and work towards getting more land for our dream farm/ranch

Knowing how big and expensive these goals are I know we need to make a plan and follow through. In the mean time while the pieces come together I dream of the farm/ranch and the first steps we need to take. After getting the land we will need to get good fencing up, then we will need to get the animals and what we need to care for them. Hubby and I have experience with animals as hubby is a butcher and we both had experience raising animals when we were younger. I know we will have our chickens and I think we will start out with some goats and maybe pigs. So to get to know what we will need to do to take the best care of these animals we are studying, reading, and learning all we can about animal care. Just like we did before we got the chickens. I am also thinking of seeing if there are agriculture classes near us I can take or online classes. Seems like we have a lot to do in order to get started… I’m already exhausted 😉

2013 Seasonsgirl

Its January 1st, 2o13… Happy New Year to all my followers and visitors. Its time to get started and focus on some dreams we have and the main one is achieving our dream of a farm/ranch. ducks n pond

In order to do this we need to do a few things… pick a location, figure out how to fund our dream, and figure out the details about how to get to the goal. We know some of the bigger details (and some of the smaller ones)…. we want a good amount more land then we have now, we want to have goats/chickens/cattle/ and maybe pigs, we want to have some crops like hay to support the animals feed, and we want a large garden that will give us the veggies/fruits we need and will be able to can for the winter months. Tractor

All of this in efforts to live a life for God, live more for our self suffency,  and to raise our kids (if we may be blessed with them) in this farming/ranching lifestyle. We know it won’t be easy, it won’t always be fun, but it will provide us with more self-sufficiency and a way to contribute to the greater good.

Have you had a dream similer to ours and if so any practical advice on how to get to our goal?

Roy Rogers and Horses

Today I was walking through the living room cleaning and saw my husband had Roy Rogers on the TV. Now I don’t think he knew what he was watching as he was asleep. I remember as a kid watching reruns and wanting to ride a horse like Roy. Now if you know anything about Roy you know he has a trusty horse Trigger and of coarse a dog Bullet that can help him get the bad guys. I think Baxter and Chase would protect me if they had to, but I don’t think I could send them trailing after a bad guy and expect a lot of success. But, that’s ok they have other jobs they do very well.

Now back to Roy and riding… I have ridden since I was a little kid, but never was really brave enough to do any more than learn to barrel race and ride. I always wondered what it would be like to meet some of the old stars like Roy and know how they felt when riding. When my Dad had his accident and became paralyzed we had to sell our farm and most things on it to pay the bills. Since then my husband and I try to ride when we go on vacation or if we get other opportunities. This goes along with our dream to have our ranch/farm someday so we can teach our kids to be responsible while having fun, just like Roy did.

I think that is what I like most about Roy. He always encouraged kids to be responsible, have faith, and to be active outdoors. He loved kids and despite lot of outside pressure never caved from his faith and his dedication to his family. On and off screen he fought for the good guys and showed true internal strength.

I hope some day my husband and I can show/teach these same values to our kids.

For now we can can practice with the dogs…

Have a good week. Love, Baxter and Chase

First Post

Spring 2010

I am sitting in my basement tonight writing this first post. I just finished locking the chickens in their coop for the night and my little dog Chase is always happy to help. The fire is blazing on this cold Virginia night as the wind whips around our house. It seems the last year the wind has been really bad in our neck of the woods.

Before I go any further maybe I should tell you a little more about me and why I decided to become a blogger. It all started one cold rainy night…. not… so seriously… I decided to write this blog as a memory bank not only for myself, but for any kids God decides to bless us with. We have been trying to start a family for a while now, but no luck yet. I have faith God will allow us a blessing when it is his time, so I just go on with daily life until it happens.

My husband and I got married in 2008 and have been together since 2006. We moved to a little piece of property in upper Virginia and have tried to set up a nice life for ourselves. Yet, we still have always had a secret ambition to move out west and start our own ranch or farm with some animals, land, and a nice place to raise our kids like we were raised. We have a couple of Dogs our oldest is a 3-year-old black lab/blue tick named Baxter and a 1-year-old terrier mix named Chase. They have their own personalities, good and bad habits, but I wouldn’t trade them for anything (except maybe my husband if I had to). Baxter is a therapy dog. I can take him to schools, nursing homes, libraries, and any place that need him to cheer someone up or encourage reading in kids.

Baxter

Chase Winter 2011

My father lives with my husband and I, as he was paralyzed in 2005 and can not live on his own anymore. Sometimes its tough, but other times a blessing.

That is the basics…

More to come…