About

Welcome! Thank you for visiting!

My husband, Marc, and I are a homeschooling family of seven living on about 146 acres in the Pineywoods of East Texas.  We bought this ranch from my grandparents and are thankful for the wonderful resources with which we have been blessed.  Marc has a M.S. in Agriculture and teaches at Trinity Valley Community College then tends his Charolais herd in his spare time.  I have a B.S. in Animal Science and  a M.Ed. in Math Education and work from home while homeschooling our children.  I am also furthering my education as a natural health educator by studying herbs, essential oils, and nutrition.

Occasionally we will offer Charolais cattle, Nubian and Nubian/Boer cross dairy goats, Gypsy Cob draft horses, Jack Russell Terriers, and Great Pyrenees livestock guardian dogs for sale.  Utilizing selective breeding over the years, we have enjoyed raising animals to meet their full potential.  On our farm, we also have geese, ducks, chickens, and horses.  We make soap with the goat’s milk and use compost from the livestock in our garden.  The girls and I have experimented with herbs and essential oils to formulate salves, creams, and healthy teas.

My goal is to keep it real and fun by showing you what life really looks like when your goal is to be a Proverbs 31 woman in a world that can get a little bit crazy. My goal is to help you learn how to find the time to learn homesteading skills while keeping balance in your life and making extra money for your family. 

So, grab a cup of coffee, or tea, and have a look around.  (I am known for my coffee and long philosophical discussions.)  I appreciate your comments, suggestions, or questions.  Be sure to subscribe to our website while you’re at it.

When I created this website, my mind was on studying old ways of schooling, farming, using herbs and sharing that with you.  What I have found is that Old Ways Made New would also come to signify how on a daily basis, the LORD is renewing me in His ways.   That is my prayer.  “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”  2 Corinthians 5:17

Blessings to you and yours,

Deborah