jamie headshot oct 2015Hi, I’m Jamie–nice to meet ya! I’m a Christian wife and mother to our busy crew of three kiddos. I work full-time outside the home, and manage our small livestock farm at home with my Mr. Fix-It. We are busy! But I try not to be too busy to capture, and savor, the everyday moments as they fly by.

Walking in High Cotton is all about grabbing every minute, counting every blessing, praising every day–even when it’s hard. {Familiar with the phrase? Read more about Why High Cotton here.}

It’s also a record of our livestock and homesteading adventures for my readers and our customers at The Lowe Farm. I usually blog our farm updates on Mondays and Fridays.

I blog to remind myself, and encourage you, to be intentional about your family’s time. To choose what’s best, not just what’s good. To redeem the everyday moments with simple pleasures and old-fashion family values. To try harder, because you can do it! {Yes, from sewing skirts to throwing sheep–you can do it!}

And so can your children! Farming has giving us the most amazing opportunity to let our kids spend each day vibrantly active and meaningfully involved in the day-to-day work of homesteading and I love sharing how they rise to each challenge! Our goal is not just to be intentional parents, but to raise competent, Godly, intentional children as well.

Mr. Fix-It and I got married right after college in 2001, and we dove into building our first fences at The Lowe Farm in 2004. We also fell head-first into parenting with the arrival of our Ladybug that August.

In 2006, while pregnant with our second child, the Cowboy, I lost both of my parents in a motorcycle accident. I was 27–they were 47. It was an ugly time, and it changed a lot of things for us. It’s something we still live with every day. But like gold refined by fire, like wheat sifted from the chaff, God’s grace is redeeming this part of our journey as well.

From sheep spit and cat fights to motherless motherhood and unanswered prayers…you’ll find us here, redeeming the everyday grind…with boots on!

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Redeeming the Everyday Grind — 10 Comments

  1. Jamie What a wonderful blog! Looks like you really are living the good life. I think I will have to tune in more often. The pics are beautiful.

    • Hey there! Some days are better than others, but we’re certainly trying. If there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s that you can’t always control your circumstances, but you can control your attitude! (I’m also learning that being high-strung never helps the situation and usually leaves me with the problem and a headache! 🙂 )

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Found another Virginia blogger! =) Glad to find your blog, it’s quite a blessing! I grew up in Sussex County, VA, so all these farm pics certainly take me back! Have a great day.

  3. I stumbled across your twitter feed and clicked as soon as I saw VA Grown! I’m VA grown and raising kids in NoVA. Do you ever do tours of your farm? We love to escape the hustle of the city and learn more about where our food comes from. Thanks for blogging!
    -Courtney

  4. I really love reading how farmers all over the world react to their different challenges; there are always so many more similarities than differences – it gives one such a feeling of solidarity – Thanks

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