It’s all in the bloggy details

I’m still here, just trying to do a little work on this blog to make it feel more cozy and easier for you all to find the information you want. My goal is to come up with a 5 day a week blogging schedule to help me stay on track and to let you all know when to expect different topics.

As it stands, I’m planning to blog recipes on Fridays. I’m not a great cook, but I have friends who are and they share recipes with me. Heh heh.

Other than that, I was thinking that one day would be a story from the animals on the farm.

Maybe another will be about what I’m learning about writing, blogging, setting up my own website, trying to get published. (Would you all be interested in that part of the process?)

Maybe another will be Keeping It Real about our family, homeschool, or what’s going on at the farm.

And then I guess I could select one day to be the God teaches day where I share what God is teaching us day to day.

What do you all think? I’m not sure if that will work because it all might blend together, but I’m just trying to organize my thoughts.

Also, I added a thing in the sidebar where you can get my blog posts by email if you prefer that. Personally I use Google Reader to keep up with all of my blog reading, but you can find my Entries Feed in the right sidebar that will work with any type feedreader.

I set up a new email account for this website and I’ll be adding an email me graphic to the sidebar. My new email is nancy@nancyrcarter.com. Feel free to email me anytime!

Oh, and that reminds me, if you have my blog listed in your sidebar, please change my link to come to this url: NancyRCarter.com. It will help others to find me at this new address. Plus, I’m going to have a jazzy button soon that I’d love for you to put there as well. I’ll be sure to let you know when that’s ready. And I’ll be adding links to MY sidebar (kind of like a blogroll) so please leave me your link if you’d like to be listed.

I think that’s it for now. I sure do appreciate you all reading along and commenting. I think this new website thing is going to be fun. Maybe I can do a grand opening type thing once I get things all spiffed up and have some giveaways. (Do you think that would be fun?)

Stay tuned!

Have a great week y’all!


I amĀ  so excited to get my little website all set up. I still have a lot of work to do on it, but I am thrilled to have made it thus far. Importing my old blog into this one was actually pretty simple with my good buddy, Hannah, walking me through it.

I need to give you all some updates on what is going on at the farm and this new project, but I have so much going on that I barely have time.

Nonetheless here are the high points:

  • After graduating from homeschool in June, my oldest, Joe, decided that he really just wanted to work somewhere local for a while until he feels like he really knows what he wants to do career-wise. Fortunately he got a job at a local factory right away and is really liking it. And they like him too. They’ve commented on what a quick learner and hard worker he is. That makes me feel like we did all right with our homeschooling.
  • We went in together with another family to try and raise 50 meatbirds. It took a little longer than usual to get them the size we wanted, but we are happy to have 22 fresh farm-raised chickens in the freezer now.
  • Had a lot of trouble with the turkeys. Don’t even ask. Two have survived our first attempt at raising turkeys, but I’m not sure if they’ll be big enough for Thanksgiving dinner or not.
  • We’re boarding 3 horses for another family now. King, a morgan draft mix, Tucker, a brown pony, and Mickey Blue Eyes (AKA Houdini), a miniature horse.
  • After making a nice little recovery, I lost my sweet Billy boy (the horse) on the last day of the Schoolhouse Expo. That’s been hard, but it’s also inspired me to tackle my upcoming project.
  • And that leads up to my upcoming project and why I’ve created this website. I’m working on writing a series of children’s picture books: Lessons Learned on the Farm. I’ve actually finished the first book in the series, Billy Makes a Friend. Now to just find a publisher . . .

Thanks for hanging in there with me while my blogging has been a bit sporadic. I sure do appreciate you all reading along on this journey with me. Your comments, emails, and Facebook notes really make me think that I can do this. Keep ’em coming. I think this publishing thing might be a long road.