Welcome to Picalily Farm!
As I start this blog it’s hard not to reflect on where we were a year ago.
But first, let’s quickly go back even further…
My family moved south to NC, from NoVa, 4 years ago, to escape the hustle and bustle of D.C./NoVa life. We had our third child(Poppy) shortly after moving, and life hasn’t slowed down since.
Since moving here, we realized that our oldest daughter, Bean, LOVES animals. To help foster this love we signed her up for a 4H club as soon as we could. This opened our eyes to the world of livestock! We got chickens, she walked cows, and we even entered our chicken, Newton, in the state fair. (not to mention, she won a blue ribbon )
Then, last summer, we lost our beloved father/husband/PawPaw.
His passing has brought our family closer together, and he still remains part of our daily lives and conversation.
So with everything going on, this year we took a break from 4H, but used the opportunity to expand our own family farm. In July, we moved into our new farm. We are a multigenerational family, with Grammie, me, hubby, and the kids. We have a house full of love, chaos, and energy, and that’s just the way we like it.
When we moved to Picalily Farm, we not only moved three generations, but 3 dogs, a cat and 8 chickens. We adopted a barn cat upon moving in, then this past week we added 2 three- week old Nigerian dwarf goats, Sunny and Maggie
We aren’t finished adding to the family yet, but looking back on the past year, I think we might take a breather for a little bit.
Or not. 🙂