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Welcome Home!

Welcome to the new site, friends! Woo hoo! It’s official-small measure is now a dot com! HUGE rivers of gratitude go to Alisa Carswell of Lucky Design 7 for the new look. If you’re looking for a website wizard, look no further.

I want to direct your attention briefly to the lovely sponsors that have embarked on this redesign with me. If you scroll down the left-hand side, you’ll see an assortment of talented individuals and their respective businesses. Do check them out. They’re a fantastic lot, whose products and services I absolutely recommend. I’ll offer reviews of their products and giveaways in the future. You’re in a for a treat.

So, what do you think? If you run into any logistical snafus as you navigate the new site, or have any recommendations or feedback, please let me know. I want you to enjoy this space just as much as I do.

Welcome aboard!

*Image from Luxe House Photographic, taken chez English about 3-4 weeks ago.

24 Responses to Welcome Home!

  • Danielle says:

    I love the new site! I have a random question….we have the opportunity to buy 1100 pounds, yes 1100 pounds, of organic wheat berries for a very good price ($100). I’d like to use it to make chicken feed, but all the recipes for DIY feed I find have a million ingredients. I can’t imagine our grandparents fed their flock a mix of a gazillion ingredients. Our gals have 30 acres to roam and forage. We also have a pond full of trout I’ve been thinking our hogs and chickens would probably really enjoy chowing now and then, and a good amount of sunflower seeds and corn on the way.. Don’t you think I ought to be able to keep a healthy flock by mixing up their diet with all of these great things as they present themselves and make up the difference with a little processed feed? I can’t afford to buy organic laying feed. What do you think? Thank you!

    • danielle-sorry for the tardy reply!

      as far as making your own chicken feed goes, that’s a personal call. prepared layer feed removes all of the guesswork, ensuring your flock is getting a proper blend of nutrients. that said, foraging and free-ranging as your flock is, with all it has access to, might provide what they need in full.

      you might want to check into writings from joel salatin on the subject. i know he uses a free-ranging, pastured method for his flock. he supplements with prepared feed, too, but he also lets them glean a good bit from out in the field. ultimately, you have to make the best decision you feel comfortable making. i’m in no position to promise you that your flock will get everything they need, as i don’t know the lay of your land or what the flock might be foraging on. overall, a balanced diet is what’s required.

  • unsightly says:

    I absolutely love your new site. The design is rich and suits you perfectly. Congratulations on a job well done.

  • Love the new site! It’s beautiful and easy to read. Great work.

  • Aimee says:

    This looks FANTASTIC! Amen on the font – love it! Tell your designer I said “great UX!” :)

  • Casey says:

    The sight looks AMAZING!

  • jen says:

    congrats on the lovely new site, Ashley! it looks great!

  • Fantabulous! Lucky 7 Designs did a great job. :)

  • Nicole says:

    Love! Congrats on the beautiful new look!

  • tracy says:

    I feel RIGHT AT HOME HERE. Looks fantastic!!

  • Debra says:

    Love it!

  • tea_austen says:

    Congratulations on your new BEAUTIFUL home, Ashley. It suits you so well.
    I am sure you will be very happy here (us too!). Thanks for all the hard work.

  • Sharp!

  • Love the new site! It looks great!!

  • Yasmin says:

    The site looks wonderful! Well done.

  • Erin says:

    Love it! Congrats on the snappy new site!

  • tigress says:

    it’s gorgeous ashley! congrats!

  • It’s really different, it’s going to take me a little while to get used to it. Has the leaf always been up there near your url? I like it:) Love that your header fills the entire blog page, very cool and not the norm. I think it all suits you! She did a great job creating a space that represents your clean, simple, warm style. Congrats on being a .com…..that’s a big deal:) Have a great week!

    ps Is there any way to make the size of what we are typing bigger? it’s seems really small and a bit hard to see, or maybe I need glasses..haha! :)

  • Chris says:

    Perfectly simple and perfectly pretty. Love it lots.

  • Hollie Whitby says:

    Love the new site, love the house tour. So much goodness, thank you for sharing!!

  • Spring says:

    LOVE the new site. I may start showing it as a stellar example in my media classes!

  • Melanie says:

    Awesome! Congratulations!

  • KC says:

    Fantastic! I checked out the designer when you mentioned the up coming change awhile back and i could tell it would be lovely! Simple and straight forward. :)