In earlier American rural life, communities raised barns because many hands were required. These events occured in a social framework with a good deal of interdependence. Members of rural communities often shared family bonds going back generations. They traded with each other, worshipped with each other and celebrated with each other. Barn raisings were an integral part of life and socializing.

In our modern American life, communities don't mean nearly as much as they did back then. It is our family's goal to bring a sense of community back to our lives and those lives that touch ours.

Thursday, July 28, 2011


I am quite certain that we are raising at least one hillbilly.  But what do you think?

Going out to feed the chickens


  1. I laughed out loud at these picture! Your boy is a true child of nature! Boots and a hat! hehehhehahhhahh.

  2. I hope the chickens didn't try to bite him..... too cute