Signs of Spring: Twin Baby Goats!

Seems this here Herb Lady can’t get to blogging ‘cause of being too busy living life on this here Amish farm.

Our critter family is a growin’ and today it grew even more – one of our nanny goats had twin kids!







How have y’all been? Tired of this long winter, I am! I’m ready to dig in the dirt, sweat, and breathe lots of fresh air!

Do you have critters? Are you an animal person like the ol’ Herb Lady? What would ya name these here twin kids? I’m thinkin’ along the lines of “Cookies and Cream” or “Oreo and Cookie” – share name suggestions in the comments!

Skillet Getters Fer Yer Cast-Iron Skillets

In one of my previous electronic letter to ya, I told ya them there nice folks at King Orchards sent me some of their Montmorency Tart Cherry Products to review. Then, I shared my Cherry Walnut Movin’ Muffins recipe with ya, that I made usin’ their cherries and their tart cherry juice. So, you’ll fer shure and shootin’ wanna check them out!


I’m from the “old school” and I love my cast-iron skillets. Whether yer bakin’ up cornbread, cake, or frying taters, no skillet or pan brings the same results as that old-fashioned (heavy as all get out!) cast-iron skillet.

But if yer like me, yer always a reachin’ fer a thick mitten or hand towel to wrap around that HOT skillet handle, right?!

That’s where these here “Skillet Getters” come in handy. They’re made from yarn, crocheted into a design that’ll easily slip over the skillet handle – made with love, right here on the Amish farm!

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These here are done up in red and green yarn fer a holiday look.

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And each “Skillet Getter” comes with a handcrafted description tag, tied off with straw raffia fer a real natural look. Now that’s a dandy holiday present, if I do say so myself, whether it’s fer someone else – or fer yerself!


Want a Skillet Getter?

Fer a limited time, fer a limited supply, you can get one (or more!) of these here “Skillet Getters!”

Keep yer eyes open ‘cause we’ll have other colors and designs coming soon!

Just shop using the button here. Enter how many you want. When ya get to the form, you should be able to enter yer address (so we’ll know where to ship it to)! Thank ya fer shopping with the ol’ Hillbilly Herb Lady!

Hillbilly Skillet Getter $6.00

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Amish Livin’: Hillbilly Homesteading

Herb Lady MIA

You might’ve been a wonderin’ where I’ve been at lately. Well, I’ve been busy on the Amish farm I moved to! Yep, that’s right. The ole Herb Lady has gone off-the-grid and planted herself in Amish country. Amish livin’ is quite hard, I must say, but it’s an experience I’ll always cherish!

My daughter, Michele, has already made her confessions from an Amish farm on her blog.

It’s been pretty crazy livin’ without electric. So far, we have solar panels and two wind generators for power and a generator for back-up. There’s lots of sacrifice but lots of rewards, too–like signs of SPRING!

Here’s a few new additions to the family

3 Chicks


2 ducks and a turkey (they’re a little camera shy!)


NOTE: The chicks, ducks, and turkey are in cages with newspaper under ’em parked right in front of the woodstove ’cause on an Amish farm, there ain’t no heating lamp!

Mama (Hair) sheep and baby lamb


Red apple tree


Hillbilly Homestead Site Coming Soon!

We’re planning a new site that’ll share the journey on this Amish farm since the first day we got the key. Things aren’t moving as fast as we’d like. We’re on limited Internet through a USB modem and we can’t upload the videos or tons of pictures because there’s only so much usage available each month.

Yep, we could go to the coffee shop for free wi-fi but life is a wee bit busy with all the Amish type chores.

I’ll be posting here when the Amish homesteading site is live, so be sure to subscribe to my feed or by email so you’ll know when it’s ready fer ya to visit…. Y’all come back now, ya hear?

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