Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Home, Sweet Home

Welcome to Hen Hollow Homestead!

We have finally arrived and are unpacking our belongings.  What an exhausting thing it is to pack up a family, load it all into a truck, drive it to the new place, and unload it all…and that doesn’t even count unpacking all of the boxes and setting up our new home!  Whew…I am tired just typing it.

Living Room/Dining Room


We have been on the homestead 72 hours and already, though, the stacks of boxes are dwindling.  While hard work, setting up a new home can be so much fun.  I’m crazy, you say?  Why certainly!

As you can see from the title of the blog, we have named our little corner of the world. 

Hen Hollow Homestead is where the Jones’ live, laugh and learn together each day.  We have huge hopes and dreams for this place, and cannot wait to see how God is going to bless us here.  We already have two roosters, Ruffy and Scar.  They greet us each morning with their crows of delight, and then spend the rest of the day chasing the kids around the yard.  I will admit, sometimes it goes the other way, with the kids chasing the roosters!  They are spoiled already, and love to eat anything you will give them, even eating from our hands.  The adventure is already beginning!

Ruffy and Scar

Natalie and Scar
(this country girl has had NO trouble falling right into step on the homestead!)

On this blog, we will share the ups and downs of homesteading, and also the adventures here on the farm.  I’m sure there will be lots of pictures, funny stories, and plenty of laughs.  We have lots to learn, and will be sharing some of our blunders here as well.  We figure that with a little determination and lots of hard work, we will be able to live off of this land, and we will do so with joy and gratitude for the blessings the Lord bestows.

Come, follow along as we live the good life at Hen Hollow Homestead.

And who knows, maybe one day soon, you, too, can enjoy the bountiful harvest from the Homestead!


  1. I am so glad you a blogging this new adventure God has in store for your family. You have taught this city girl a lot already and I cannot wait to learn more as time goes by. I am sad I did not get to hug your neck before ya'll left. Praying many blessings for your precious family.