For the summer we have decided to keep the kids practicing their reading and math, so have reactivated our membership with Adapted Mind. The kids used it last year right before the beginning of school, which seemed to help start them off. The site has the ability to have different profiles for different children. It’s really great, and the kids ask to play all the time.
So sorry everyone. It’s been a while since my last post, but I wanted you all to know we have been crazy busy, with surgery’s, animals, summer plans, and to-do list stuff. I really want to say Hey, and just get something out there to you guys, to just touch base!
Hope your all well 🙂
Hello Everyone, sorry it’s been a long time since we last posted anything on here. We took a devastating blow, when all the snow melted and we finally got to have a good walk through the potential property we looked at and gathered information on over the winter.
Turns out, all the open area we thought might be good for turnout areas for our horses, and livestock. Was all Canadian Shield, bedrock 😦 Yes, were located in Canada…Eh!
Will, I didn’t take it as hard as I thought when we walked around. However, right away our life changed for a few weeks to focus more about us again, and what was happening. We finished raising the chicks we incubated, and sent them off to a local farmer friend, where we can go visit them whenever we’d like. He told us we did an amazing job and they look great, and wanted to know if we wanted to do it again. We said yes, but taking a little break first.
We have had some personal medical concerns that were dealing with right now, and will be focusing on that for the next few weeks, however, we have been continuing our search for another property, either with or without a home, or barn located on it. We have looked at one which has peaked our interest but we think it will go pretty fast and were just not ready for that yet. I wish we could, but everyone’s health and well being come first, here.
I will, keep you updated a little more in the coming weeks!
So I’ve decided that this morning I am going to start playing around with some logo ideas that are floating in my head. Coming up with ideas, or drawing with regards to logos can be extremely difficult at times. I have been lucky enough to have some past experience in this as I have had a few business ideas prior to this, and have done designing for them. I have also been very lucky to of had some friends who do signage, or vehicle decals, who have given me some pointers.
First: Start with a name.
If you don’t have a name for your company, creating a logo will be a little more difficult, as you name and logo should co and side with one another. You wouldn’t want please to see your logo and be confused about what your name is, or how they go together. ect. “Why have a plummer picture, for a farm name?” it just doesn’t make sense right??? Right.
Second: Brainstorm ideas.
Put some ideas, drawings, or even pictures together, that spark a thought for your logo, or company plan. Have friends, or partners join you in the thought process. However, let me remind you, if you haven’t spoken to anyone about your plan or idea yet, maybe keep going and do your due diligence alone. Not everyone will be as happy or excited about your ideas or plans as you are, but you need to remain calm, positive, and moving forward. Don’t let others negative thoughts, or questions bring you down. You’ve already thought through most things already, so keep going!!!
Third: Sit on it!!!
Yes, I literally mean sit on it. Why? Because what you think, like, or maybe even love today, might not be what you see, like, or want next week, or even better a month from now. Remember, you personally will not always be the face or first thing people see when getting a first glance at your company/idea. It will be your logo. So make sure it’s something you feel is the one thing, you do carefully, and over time.
Now, that I’ve given you my thoughts, and you’re well on your own way to thinking about things. Remember, no matter if your naming a school, business, farm, or street, your logo/name, are very important.
Here is a link of some of the top bad company names in history. Warning: Not all names, or comments are age appropriate. 15 of the worst business names in history
Have a good day everyone!
So for the past few weeks I have been doing some research and gathering information about incubators, how they work, what’s needed, and how best to figure out what one works for your needs! After watching some YouTube channels I had thought I found one that would work for us. However, after speaking to some local farmers in our area, and finding out their thoughts and what works for them, I discovered that purchasing an incubator from our local Tractor supply store, was the way to go!
Without, further thought when we seen they were on sale again for $60 off, we jumped on them. Now please let me remind you, we have done some thorough investigating with regards to what we wanted to incubate for our first, ever attempt. We know a few local farmers who have been wonderful and really helped us better understand the different breeds we could incubate. We looked at chickens, ducks, quail, and pheasant. It, was decided for ease of ability once hatched, to sell, or give back to our local farmer friends, chicken eggs was the final choice.
So, I started our new incubator and contacted one of our farmer friends and arranged 24 hrs later to pick-up some eggs, to start this process.
So, here we go!!!!
How many of you believe in home made? Wither the item(s) maybe food, cleaning, grandmas Remedies, or Grandpa’s quick fix repairs, or something you’ve designed, and use. When you think of these, do you think home made, or old school ways? we’d love to hear your thoughts, and idea’s.
I have been a city girl for a few years now, but have not, and will never lose my country girl routes. Sadly for a few years I lost myself in the hustle and bustle of city living, but am happy to say I am slowly making my way back again to the life I love, and the air I miss breathing, everyday. I grew up on a very small hobby horse farm in a very small town outside Ottawa, ON. My life time dream after losing my childhood family farm, has always been to one day get back to my roots. Well, for the past year myself, and my fiance have been slowly more and more pulling away from the hustle and bustle and becoming more familiar with today’s homestead ideas. However, what I have noticed is all my old school knowledge, from my childhood, is more valuable then I first thought.
Please follow along, on our new adventure, of me getting back to my routes, and our learning experiences along the way!