On Keeping a Fresh Perspective

As we start to wind down for the year, I’m thinking more and more about how grateful I am. If this last year and a half has taught us anything, it’s to appreciate our family, our friends, and our community. I truly have a fresh perspective. And, boy, am I...

Keeping Chickens in Winter

Chickens are fun, family-friendly animals that provide us with delicious eggs and endless entertainment. Keeping chickens in winter in your backyard is very rewarding, but as anyone who’s kept chickens for a while will tell you, they need a little (a lot) of steering...
Create the Perfect Fall Front Porch

Create the Perfect Fall Front Porch

When we’re out walking through our neighborhood, we love to see the variety of styles and decor on display. Some neighbors keep things mighty simple but others go all out celebrating each season and holiday. Your perfect fall front porch is the first impression...
4 Tips to Care for Horses in Winter

4 Tips to Care for Horses in Winter

Horses are strong, sturdy animals but they do require a little extra care in the winter, even here in Robinson, TX where winter temperatures average around 60 degrees. While we’re not dealing with snow and ice like our friends to the north, it’s still important to...
Fall Activities for Families

Fall Activities for Families

Get your boots on and your camera ready — it’s time for fall activities for the whole family! The fall season is different wherever you are in this great country, but here in Texas, we’re all about finding the best fall activities for families: pumpkin patches,...
Decorate Your Back Patio for Fall

Decorate Your Back Patio for Fall

Sweet autumn smells are starting to waft wherever you go these days. The kitchen is brimming with apples, pumpkins, and warm cinnamon spices while outside the cool breeze brings the scent of fireplaces and fire pits burning away — it’s the best time of the year,...
Make the Most of your Outdoor Living Space

Make the Most of your Outdoor Living Space

Back-to-school is in full swing! Schedules are busier than ever and we’re all running around more but that just means that there’s no better time to really enjoy those precious moments at home, especially in your outdoor living space. With cooler temps and...

Farm + Yard IN THE NEWS in Central Texas

When Rosa and I started Farm + Yard in 2016, we never could have imagined the impact this business would have on our lives. Here we are, 5 years later, with 7 employees who are like family, customers who have become great friends, and dozens of stories that would make...
A Local’s Perspective: Plan Your Trip to Magnolia

A Local’s Perspective: Plan Your Trip to Magnolia

Who is excited Chip and Joanna Gaines are back on air? They are ever-present here in Waco, and I’m thrilled that Farm + Yard has been a part of watching them grow. It’s been fun watching first-hand how the Gaineses have helped boost this tiny town and instilled...
Essentials for the Hobby Homestead

Essentials for the Hobby Homestead

Coming out of pandemic life, there’s a newfound appreciation for self-sustainability and having a home that’s ready for anything. After we’ve experienced having to stay in our homes for days weeks, on end, having a hobby homestead has taken on a whole new meaning....