Matador Storms Bring Excitement

storm shot

Wednesday, April 22 – While sitting in church, my phone vibrated with a warning signal from my RadarNow app. I glanced at the radar to see an ominous cloud headed for Matador and a red tornado warning box around us. … See more

Rusty and the Rattlesnake


Tuesday, April 21 – This afternoon, Stockton and Carolina heard a rattler under a large piece of plywood out by the barn. Rusty, of course, stuck his nose under it for a better look. They came to the house to … See more

Individual Coconut Oil Servings *Made Easy*


Everyone’s trying to consume more coconut oil these days. I recently read Grain Brain, a book by neurologist Dr. Pearlmutter. Besides stressing the negative and mostly irreversible impact of gluten and sugar on the brain, he advocates for the consumption … See more

Accolades and a Traveling Cloud Show


Thursday, April 16 – Today we ran to Lubbock. As with most of our trips to the big city, we had several reasons for going and several errands to run–many more than could possibly be accomplished. Our main reason was … See more

Learning to Forge


Stockton and Carolina have been having a blast using Jordan’s forge. They’ve been making hooks, S-hooks, and small fire pokers. They take turns pounding metal and cranking the blower.   … See more


Lady’s Bluff Hike

Sunday, March 22 – This afternoon we packed a picnic lunch and hiked a trail not too far from where Atlanta and Jordan live. It ends up at a scenic overlook of the Tennessee River.

Road Trip


Friday, March 13 – A couple of proud uncles came up from Texas on a fast trip to see Alan. Courtney and Andrea came along, too. It was their first trip to Tennessee. Sunday afternoon everyone was outside enjoying the … See more