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Lessons From 5 Years on the Hobby Farm • ep 159 with Special Guest!

TODAY is exactly five years to the day that we moved into our little hobby farm here in the country. What a journey it has been. Today, my husband Steve is joining me as we discuss some of the lessons we have learned since trying to achieve a simple life.

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How to Begin a Garden (And How We Use it in Our Homeschool- and in Life) Podcast Ep 88

How We Use the Garden in Our Homeschool and in Life! -PART 2 of the Garden Series-Podcast Ep 89

How Dad Can Be Involved in Homeschooling: Podcast Episode #15

Our Journey To Our Dream House PART 1

Our Journey to Our Dream House PART 2Podcast Ep 30 • From Suburbia to Hobby Farm

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Spring is Springing: Lessons From the Hobby Farm and More• ep 131

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Grab a cup of coffee today and sit with me a bit and chat about many things…what I am learning as I watch Spring bursting forth on the little hobby farm, what I am learning from traveling to speak this past weekend, and what God is fueling in me these days!

Just Some Things-And Why Love’s Farm?

Podcast Ep 30 • From Suburbia to Hobby Farm

Preparing the Hobby Farm for Spring

Spring Cleaning Hearts and Home Series: Simple Homemade Cleaners: Purify Hearts and Home

Almost 13 Years of Homeschooling: What Are You Doing With Your Life?

How to Begin a Garden (And How We Use it in Our Homeschool- and in Life) Podcast Ep 88

Coming Clean. My Journey From Messy Little Girl to A Simple Life. • Podcast Ep 53

Slow Living. Quitting the Rat Race and Finding Joy in the Simple •ep 111

Last week’s episode: The Most Important Thing You Can Teach Your Child in Life•Ep 130

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Spring Cleaning Series

Preparing the Hobby Farm- Spring Cleaning Series

This week we began preparing for our planting season! Come and take a tour of what we are up to around here at Love’s Farm!

We will be sharing the progress on the large greenhouse Steve is building this week too. It’s looking great!

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Preparing the Hobby Farm for Spring

Spring Cleaning Hearts and Homes

This weekend we will finally be home and have some time to prepare the little hobby farm here for spring. It is my absolute favorite time of year!

The excitement of warm weather on the horizon, the birds have returned, flowers are beginning to bloom, trees are budding, frogs are croaking, and the feeling of LIFE is everywhere!

I posted this spring SYMPHONY on Instagram last night! It was heavenly at sunset! Click on the video to listen to nature’s music!


A spring symphony. 💛 #enjoythesimple #simplylivingforhim #lovesfarm #spring

A post shared by Karen DeBeus (@simplylivingforhim) on

Easter is upon us, and rebirth is on my mind. Spring is such a beautiful time of year and everything about it points to our Savior. It is a time of rebirth and rejoicing! Spiritually, spring holds so many special qualities for me.

And then there are the practical things we must do to prepare for spring around here at Love’s Farm.

Steve and I plan on working this weekend to get the gardens ready for planting, get the animals comfortable again, and celebrate the newness of this magnificent time of year.

As we work to prepare the farm, I will also work to prepare my heart. There is so much there that often needs some deep cleaning as well. I am comparing it to the deep cleaning that is about to take place- it must be done so that life can burst forth!


If you have a little hobby farm like we do, or a yard and garden, here are some jobs that we are working on that may help you in planning your spring cleaning.

What would you add to the list?

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