Author Archives: RoseBarley

Catching Up, Calving, and General Craziness

This past year has been a busy one. Not just with the new farm and lifestyle change, but also with the children. Lucinda continues to be busy, busy, busy, and sibling conflicts have been many and intense. Still, after Lucinda’s … Continue reading

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Catching Up

Now that the hustle and bustle of Christmas is over, the days are lengthening (at long last!), and the temperatures are rising, it is time for a Barley family update. We’ve been at Barefoot Meadows for nearly a year now, … Continue reading

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The Contemplations of a Lost Writer

As a young adult, I had a personal motto. Basically, if an opportunity arose, I would carefully consider whether it was something I truly wanted to do. If the situation in question scared me, or the amount of work deterred me, … Continue reading

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An Udder Surprise

Dearest friends, please forgive me. My last post was extremely discouraging. We’re all in much better spirits, now. The spring has sprung, birds are singing, buds are opening, and everyone is feeling frisky. Jude has been in raptures over the … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Slipper

I’ve been sharing a lot of highlights, lately, of our new life on the farm. Barefoot Meadows has been an exciting place. There have been things to explore, new animals, and fun. Tonight, though, I’m going to share something different. … Continue reading

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Updates

Hello, friends! As you’ve probably noticed, this blog has grown. My dear Jude has been upgraded from a guest blogger to a (semi) regular writer. Look for the “posted by” tag at the top of new posts, and you may … Continue reading

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Jude Does Garden Planning

Hello, I am Jude and this is my first blog. Although it is snowy, it is not too early to start gardening. Today I looked at a seed book and chose Kentucky Blue pole beans, Rainbow Blend carrots, Easter Egg … Continue reading

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Barefoot Business Meeting

We are mostly moved in. Oh, there are still things to organize, and systems to figure out, but we’re finally feeling like we’re more moved in than not. The sun has been shining, the snow has been melting (and falling … Continue reading

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Meet Belle!

About a month before we moved here, to Barefoot Meadows, we found an ad on kijiji for Great Pyrenees pups. As an avid kijiji hawk, I showed Andrew the ad and suggested we jump on it, as I hadn’t see … Continue reading

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Settling in at Barefoot Meadows

This past weekend, we left our old home in Fort McMurray. My two younger sisters and I packed the kids up on Friday and headed out of town. The next morning, Andrew (and our beloved posse of helpers) followed with … Continue reading

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