wow.... five years ago...

Awwwwww. I snapped this the first weekend we were at the farm. I can't even believe were moving in just five years ago today. So much happened in our lives that first year here, it seems we have been here a lifetime already. Baby had already been here lots of times over the weeks before the closing date, and it was because of her I even found this little slice. We would always find little country back roads to explore on the way back from the feed store, and this little gem was tucked deep down a dirt road. The following month, a teeny tiny Spirulina showed up into our lives, and the month after that, Baby got sick. It is crazy and amazing how life twists and turns. Baby died 10 months after I took this pic. Baby got her own farm. She was able to live her last year running, never leashed, dozing off in the yard with me, and playing with the farm crew after we fenced everything and moved them here in August...I had promised her for YEARS that one day she’d be able to wake up and go run (we previously lived right downtown in a rental that had a tiny yard, and drove twice a day to our borrowed farm where the goats and chickens stayed, 20 min away)... Needless to say, even in her sickness she enjoyed being here at the farm, and I think she lived several more months happily because she was here. This picture was snapped 5 years ago today, and says SO MUCH! I honestly don’t think I would have found this place had Baby not loved car rides so much and inspired me to find quiet country backroads that we could drive slowly  without having someone on our tail,  while she happily hung out the window. Thanks Baby girl!!! Little does she know, she is also fully responsible for the advocate/ volunteer work I do for the shelter dogs, most of them pitbulls. She made an impression on me first, then everyone she met! 


sunday sweet stuff: the last of the strawberries...


2 eggs
2 T butter
1 C sugar
1 C sour cream
1/2 C vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 C all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
12 oz. fresh strawberries

whipped topping (optional) - we have also made this with a confectioners sugar dusting and it is just as delish!
2 C heavy cream
1/2 C confectioners sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

preheat oven to 375. put your 2 tablespoons of butter into your 9" round *deep* cake pan and pop it into the oven to melt. I forgot about mine, so my butter was browned - you can do this too as it was excellent!
Once the butter is melted tilt the pan to slowly swirl around and get all on the sides as well...

Slice half of your strawberries, and cut into chunks the other half. Keep the slices and chunks separate.

In a stand mixer, beat the eggs and sugar until smooth. 

Now add the sour cream, oil, and vanilla to your egg sugar mixture on low until completely combined.

In a medium bowl combine the flour and baking powder, then add to your stand mixer with the eggs/sugar mixture. Mix until smooth, but don't overmix....

Now pour half the batter into your prepared cake pan. 

Top with the chunks of berries, 

then pour the rest of the batter on top and spread the sliced berries over the top. 

Pop in the oven for 50 minutes.....

You can now dust with the confectioners sugar while it is warm, and enjoy OR let it cool completely and make your whipped topping.....

For the whipped topping, pour your heavy cream, confectioners sugar, and vanilla into your mixing bowl, whisk on high until heavy peaks form. dollop on your cooled cake and keep refrigerated. 



want/ need/ hear/ see

my pool. We haven't set it up yet this year, and it is HOT. I am looking forward to floating around very soon, and I have myself a FOUR DAY weekend this weekend, so it seems like the perfect time to get it setup!

a new float. Because ^^^ pool time!

For some reason, summer makes me feel like old 90s music....and you can't go wrong with some Jane's Addiction...


OMG. Chris Lilley has done it again! I loved Summer Heights High, Angry Boys, and Ja'mie: Private School Girl, and now he is back - this time as a Netflix Original series, so do your abs a favor and watch Lunatics! See the trailer here: 

Happy weekend y'all! I am off to walk some pups, and dream up some fun stuff for these next FOUR DAYS I have off! <3




waggin Wednesday....BATMAN

I totally forgot about my Tailwagger Tuesday post yesterday, because I have had company for the last few days and so anyway, we are having just a 'Waggin' Wednesday' today!

Meet Batman!

He is a 2 year old neutered male who is looking for love! He is the current longest termer at the county pound, and none of us can understand why!

He most likely isn't house trained, due to the fact he was just used as a 'yard dog', chained out his whole life, but a little positive training and I imagine he'd catch on quickly!

He is very attentive, a great dancer, and a super hiker! I had him out last weekend on a 20ft lead and he was great! Check out his trail walkin' on that long lead!
He would do well in an active home where he could go hiking regularly! He plays well with other dogs, and has actually been used to test new intakes at the shelter, but his behavior towards cats is unknown. He also LOVES to look endearingly into your eyes why you teach him dance moves!

He is also a very sweet boy when in the pet store and doesn't touch or grab any toys he isn't supposed to! Check him out at PetSmart a few weeks ago!

If you'd like more info on Batman, click HERE and go see him at Athens-Clarke County Animal Control!!


magical monday

when you live in the best place for a spontaneous photoshoot, and you have a shop full of vintage clothes at your fingertips, and a bestie from out of state visiting that can work the 'blue steel' like a pro, you have a magical faery photoshoot......