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June 25, 2019

Since I’ve owned that I have trouble with peace and started to analyze why, I’m finding that I’ve been living with a lot of major blocks to peace. It’s like layers of an onion coming off, and the process of identifying them has encouraged me, but my shortcomings seem e...

March 8, 2019

2019 has started off hard.  Coming off the high of the holidays to the reality of a cold, wet winter and seemingly endless farm demands has been a challenging transition.  I’m gaining a whole new appreciation for the restaurant and retail businesses, especially the sma...

January 23, 2019

It is already nearly through January, and I still feel like I’m catching my breath from the holidays. This was our first Christmas at the farm, and although we weren’t there full-time, it was still fun to make milking part of our new Christmas day tradition. We had our...

December 5, 2018

Christmas.

It’s sneaking up on me again, as it does every year. I have always been a procrastinator. Each January, I vow to myself that I’m going to be super organized and prepared for Christmas by mid-April, at the very latest. And every Thanksgiving, I tell myself I h...

November 9, 2018

As Allison and I venture into cheese making, we keep discovering that we are not following the path most industrialized dairy farmers do. We are keeping our herd small so we can provide the best care for our goats. We spend the extra money to buy organic feed for them....

November 2, 2018

After we made the decision to start the farm, we experienced a brief period of relief. The knowledge of what we were doing next brought resolution to over a year of anxiety about our future. But we knew that a love for nature and a desire to be outdoors does not a farm...

October 26, 2018

The process of letting go of our old life and beginning a new one in our 40s has involved surrendering so many things to God. Not only have we abandoned our idea of what our lives would look like; we’ve had to let go of so many of the daily habits that kept us locked i...

October 4, 2018

So why a goat farm? We were drawn to the idea of starting a farm because, I believe, it’s in our blood. Both of our maternal grandfathers were farmers; Nick’s was right down the road from our own land in Brooks County, GA, and mine farmed in Madison, FL. We grew up pla...

September 25, 2018

First of all, a word on God:

I cannot tell this story and leave out the spiritual side of it, because they are inextricably linked. Without the guidance of our Creator, we never would have been brave enough to take this leap on our own. However, I want to be clear when...

September 17, 2018

Welcome to our mid-life...adventure. 

Last year, I was nearing 40 and thinking, "Is this really it?" I was living my dream...a full-time mom with the two kids, the house nearly paid off, the two cars, the solid job and a nicely padded savings account. My husband was the...

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