Saturday, April 23, 2016

Updates in Progress

Good morning, Blog Buds!  Since I resumed writing on New Year's, it's really taken off with two novels.  The first one, An American Elf, was going to be my first one out the door.  But, it was emotionally exhausting to write, so I started a fun little Contemporary Romance.  Well, 'A Vintage Heart in Hollywood' really took off on its own and then an opportunity for a competition popped up and it leap-frogged my elves.  And it brought home the fact that I really need to update my online presence. 

Here is a photograph of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and their baby, Princess Elizabeth who is now Queen Elizabeth II.  I've always found their real life romance inspiring. 

Sunday, May 3, 2015


The Doctor's Undoing

Yay!  It's on the bookshelves in the stores.  I'm giving the direct link to the publisher's website, because the author takes home more money if you buy it there online rather than a different online bookseller.  If you know little about the publishing industry, you might be dismayed by how little money an author actually makes.  Few can quit their day jobs.  So, always try to buy direct and then brag up the book online so others will buy too.  That's how you convince the publisher to keep publishing a favorite authors' books.

And here's the author's website-   Allie Pleiter

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Great Depression Cooking

This lady is amazing!  I found her on YouTube while learning all vintage living.  Clara was a kid during the Great Depression and her grandson started filming her at age ninety.  What a survivor!  What an amazing inspiration!  Clara recently passed away at 98, but her cookbook and YouTube videos live on.  If you had a Grandma you missed or wished you had one and didn't, this little lady will make you feel right at home.  Pop over and check Great Depression Cooking

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Spring Fever

Yep, I got it.  We're planting our container garden today.  I'm also going crazy wanting to hatch out quail chicks.  I think I'll get this Brinsea Incubator

If you're working on Proactive and Diligence in your backyard farming too, I suggest a pop over to Becky's Homestead 
She's cool.  ;)
Here's her intro on her YouTube Channel -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Westfarthing Homestead

"Today, it is brought home to me, that it is no small thing to celebrate a simple life." Bilbo Baggins

Yes, I'm a J.R.R.Tolkien fan.  ;)

One of the things which makes me happy is Backyard Farming.  I'm a hobbit at heart, although I sometimes fancy myself an elf.

I will be posting about my backyard farm under the name of Westfarthing Homestead in honor of Tolkien.  The actual backyard farm has a different name for privacy reasons. 

I'm interested in chickens, raised gardens, container gardens, rabbits, quail, and chickens, and maybe Nigerian Dwarf Goats one day. 

Busy today, so I can't write a long post.  However, here are two YouTube channels I've learned a lot from, for your viewing pleasure.

Imasurvivornthriver raises Jumbo Coturnix Quail and rabbits, Florida Whites I think.

Pavlov Fowl raises organic chickens and quail for eggs only, I think.  I think she's vegetarian.

Now, go dig in some dirt or dance in some mud puddles!