The High Plains Cabin sits on 35 acres of Wyoming prairie, meaning it's a wide open space. These pictures were taken over winter and late spring before anything had a chance to bloom so we don't really know if there are wild flowers growing on the land or not but I'm guessing not from … Continue reading Wildflower Meadow
My husband loves homemade biscuits. I think that's why he married me! I've perfected them at altitude. Here in CO we are at 6800 feet elevation and the High Plains Cabin is at 7400 feet so I won't have to make adjustments once we move. Whew. It was challenging for me to learn how to … Continue reading Who Butters Your Biscuits?
We thought it would be much later before we got animals. We were planning to start with chickens next spring but we have a patient that has two Nubian/lamancha cross 4 month old does that she wants to find a good home for and she offered them to us!! She's been milking the mama and … Continue reading Tapioca and Grace
A lot of people know that we pulled The High Plainsboy to homeschool with only 6 weeks left to go in the school year. He was at the end of his second round of 2nd grade in public school and he was drowning. His emotions were low, his self esteem hurting and he was … Continue reading Homeschooling in the Beginning
Even though this is a homesteading blog I felt like home birth was relevant so I'm sharing our story here ❤ It's graphic and if you are squeamish about birthy stuff it's probably not the post for you! The High Plainsbaby was born Dec 15th 2016. I wrote my first two birth stories within 24 … Continue reading Juliet’s Home Birth
on a hot summer night He wrote Billy Bob loves Charlene... I'm from south Alabama, sometimes I can't help myself. But we might be going John Deere green! We need a tractor and The High Plainsman knows somebody selling one for a good price with a loader, mower and blade. We had talked about getting … Continue reading John Deere Green
We are good! The VA valued the house at $11,500 over our purchase price. This appraisal was the big thing that needed to happen before I could relax and it's happened. They did note that the garage repair and deck staining needed to be completed before closing but it's already being worked on and we … Continue reading And the VA Says….
Even though the log house (High Plains Cabin) is 700 sq ft bigger than our Springs house the master bedroom is smaller. It's something we've talked about extensively and originally it was non-negotiable for me to downsize the master. We were really only looking at houses that had big master suites. Our current master is a … Continue reading Rough Country Rustic Bedroom
where the buffalo roam and the deer and the antelope play... Seriously, there are antelope. This was driving down the road from our house that goes to the highway to get to town. They are cute but I imagine they will eat any flowers I try to plant. We've shared our big news. We are … Continue reading Oh Give Me a Home…