Farmer Franny

Food. Farm. Family.

The first kid. John is my first child. Everything he does is the first experience for all of us. He naturally is a witty, smart, and handsome kid. Someone you can talk to one-on-one for hours engaging in conversation about thoughts and ideas. A wonderful person and a wonderful kid. He is 16 years old …

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After an almost unbearable long summer of endless heat, fall fever can set in exponentially. Cool, tepid winds bring a sigh of relief. Everyone needs a warm, cozy, and EASY CROCK POT soup. This Chipotle Two Bean and Bacon Soup will fill your soul and can be used with staples. When I walk outside, morning …

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These chicks. When the weather is cool and the days are long, there are chores to do and friends to make. Here’s my confession: I have a bad habit of acquiring (especially chickens) to the farm whenever the occasion arises. This time, I came home with 3 chicks thinking they were going to be for …

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Winter-hood. I can’t even explain our winter. How could we even explain the past year? My head is still spinning. It will be times we look back on and think, remember when?! The whole ‘hood’ was winter!! What! It was a time to make the most of what we had. Does anyone else wonder if …

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  love. undefined. This week was our 7th wedding anniversary! I have to say, it does not feel that long. Although we have gone through so many challenges, it has only made for growth and discovery of ourselves and our relationship. I love that our story has had so much growth and that we have …

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 MUTTS If you’re not a dog person, you don’t understand. It all may seem crazy, but dog-people crazy is definitely normal. What’s not normal is my dog being human. I swear, he’s part-dog, part-human. If he was fully a person, he would be an overweight and lazy dead-beat teenager. Don’t get me wrong, I love …

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  Oooohhh Fall! Fall is one of my favorite and most serene seasons. It’s also a season that we spend gettin’ ready for winter. The trees are adorning and peaceful. The air is crisp and dry. It excites me to wake up to gold and red falling leaves. Then, Texas’ winter weather…well, is similar to …

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David Letterman has an interview show on Netflix entitled, “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.” They don’t because they are well known either as an actor, musician, or famous for being famous.  Since I’m none of the above, I need an introduction. My name is Mary Ann and I’m married to Lisa’s dad, Bob. We’ve …

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  One day, my Mom was over at the house and said, “I was talking to you and looked over next to me thinking it was you, and…it was you but like I was talking to at 8 years old again.” She thought Phoenix was me, we are so much alike. All these kids have …

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