Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Ozark House Family


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A Clean Incision

One hundred and twelve miles is good dreaming time for two aspiring men of dirt, Nathan and me in particular. And at the end of that distance waited for us three animals with a similar interest in dirt; oft times … Continue reading

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Our Homebirth

Meet Saylor Jack Bechtold. His entrance into the world was not easy, but it was truly beautiful. We desire your prayers for the newest member of The Ozark House and the Bechtold family. Check back soon to read Nathan and … Continue reading

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Pondering A Pig

Our farm needs something…something more. A baby, yes. And that will come. But another something – more primitive. More…edible. We’re thinking about getting pigs. Through my readings, I have grown interested in rare heritage breeds of animals (and heirloom varieties … Continue reading

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Birth Story: Part I

Currently, I’m still pregnant and have passed right by the official due date. We are waiting patiently. I started writing out my birth story, starting from even before I got pregnant. I don’t journal, so doing this is my way … Continue reading

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Hay Agony

Gertrude is my favorite thing on the farm right now (besides the people). But, like all living things, she must eat. And lately, we’ve been learning a bit more about what she needs, what she wants, and the opposite of … Continue reading

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Planning A Farm

Here’s our farm! Well, this picture was actually taken in the ’80s, so some of the trees are gone, and others have grown up (the front yard has huge trees now). That’s all!

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39 Weeks Pregnant!!!

That means one more week, folks. Well, no it doesn’t. It could be tonight. It also could be 3 more weeks. Either way, we’re getting pretty stinkin’ close, and I couldn’t be more excited! I found myself home alone when … Continue reading

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Missouri Blizzard

We had a blizzard! Complete with high winds, at least a foot of snow, and dirty-cold temps. We’re supposed to hit the negatives tonight! Here’s a little taste of our life…shoveling and shivering…

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