Homesteading & Life on the Farm

Character Building on the Farm

by Dawn Oaks on August 8, 2013

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law. ~Galatians 5:22 NIV   I find myself sitting down to write late at night once again. Apologies want to gush for, but then I realize I am writing about life on […]


The Value of Farm Chores

by Dawn Oaks on August 6, 2013

This post is going live much later than anticipated, but it has just been one of those days. Do you know what I mean? The faucet at our barn erupted. You just can’t get cows milked and equipment washed without warm water. To complicate things further my husband was supposed to leave in the late […]


Learning on the Farm

by Dawn Oaks on August 5, 2013

Welcome to our 5 Days of Schooling of the Farm series! We are really looking forward to this and think it will be a fun way of sharing with our readers a bit more of an inside view of what goes on at the Double O Farms on a day to day basis with a […]


Garden is Flourishing at the Double O

by Dawn Oaks on July 18, 2013

The whole family has been working on harvesting and preserving our garden in one way or another. We picked about 5 gallons of cucumbers today that will be made into freezer pickles. We love this way of processing them because they are not heated as they would have been in traditional canning. We also do […]


Got Milk? – Retake from the Double O Farms

by Dawn Oaks on June 17, 2013

I am not sure that real milk has the power to take down a sniper or burglar.  However, it does wonderful things for your body with its nutrient dense composition.  For more info on the health benefits of real milk, visit the Real Milk website. For more information on our fight to save our farm […]


Random 5 on Friday – June 7

by Dawn Oaks on June 8, 2013

It seems like we are right in the middle of transitioning from our more formal school year to summer. There hasn’t been a real clean break this year and many things are overlapping with each other. Feeling excitement building as we see some things about to take off on the horizon. Here are our Random […]


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Gardening Meets Landscaping

by Dawn Oaks on May 12, 2013

On this Mother’s Day 2013, we spent time this evening admiring the work we have accomplished in our gardens. Our daughter’s completion of her horticulture class has inspired us all to a greater level of creativity. There is nothing more rustic and farm related than using nature in your landscaping. Allowing God’s creation to meet […]


Soap Making at the Double O

by Dawn Oaks on May 11, 2013

Today was soap making day on the farm. In years past, we have enjoyed as a family and also made available to our customers a wide variety of soaps. Each of the soaps that we make is a cold processed blend of natural oils, milk, lye, and essential oils. Our most sought after soap is […]


Garden Preparations on the Farm

by Dawn Oaks on April 18, 2013

Spring has sprung in Kentucky and we are up to our knees in rich soil preparing our gardens. Farmer Gary taught Zech how to operate the tractor with the tiller attachment and now one of our main gardens is tilled and ready to be plowed. Unfortunately, my camera batteries weren’t charged and I missed those moments […]


Saturday Activity on the Farm

by Dawn Oaks on April 6, 2013

What is a spring-like Saturday like on the farm? It is bright and sunny out today, so it will be a lot of outside activity. Here is a highlight of some what is going on today: Two loads of laundry are on the line outside and a third load is about to go on as […]