It’s a pleasantly strange feeling to actively live out ,what you had only dreamed of for so long. If there is an opposite feeling of déjà vu, perhaps it is akin to what comes over me as I am milking my goats early in the morning or walking our property at dusk with farmdog. The overwhelming knowledge that this is what I was made to do fills me with an urgency to actively absorb every moment. Once, I might have questioned why it didn’t it happen for me sooner but, I know now, it manifested at exactly the right time. I believe we truly appreciate and hold dear the things we discover to be, not just a desire, but a need. We treasure most the accomplishments which come at great cost, hard work and perseverance.

In July 2016, after 30 years of marriage and raising three wonderful children, Brandon and I were handed the keys to our little farmhouse with five acres . We thus opened a new chapter of our lives and started on a new adventure. The first year was a whirlwind, filled with a multitude of daily surprises that inspired me to record my experience. I never wan’t to forget just how much God has done in my life or miss an opportunity to encourage others. If there is one thing I have learned as I approach 50; if you have something valuable, you must be able to share it to truly enjoy it. I am excited to reveal  the discoveries we make and relate the stories that unfold here at the Smith Farmhouse.

I look forward to introducing you to “The SmithFarmhouse Characters”, all the feathered and furry inhabitants that live here. These critters  provide a good dose of humor along with all the hard work. Beginning October 1, 2017, I will start documenting “The Smith Farmhouse Experiment” a daily log of something new that takes place each day. We will include a wide variety of specimens from blooms to births or when applicable a new visitor; some friendly and sometimes not so much!  You are cordially invited to join the journey as we constantly observe, enjoy, share our surroundings and highlight the new things we learn as we live out the farm life dream. Thank you so much for stopping by!

Kathie Smith