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Est. 2013 | South Dakota

My life on a farm in South Dakota.

Mostly making & cleaning up messes, reading too many books at once, drinking coffee with my cat, or renovating.


We are slowly & steadily renovating our home & farm in rural South Dakota. This is our third home and second remodel in the past ten years. Our first renovation was the Blachford Family Farmhouse and we still use that small house today for playtime at the main farm.


Before we had kids, I spent my spare time sewing and quilting. Occasionally, in the middle of mothering I make my way back into sewing or stitching hobbies it’s a wonderful creative outlet. 


 Back in high school, I fell in love with listening to music and continue to love it to this day. Finding and sharing a new song or creating a playlist is a simple joy for me that is fun to share with you online.


Yes, I’m just another mom on the internet occasionally taking mediocre selfies of her outfits. So basic, I KNOW. And, yet, I still need to get dressed in the morning. Why not enjoy it a little bit? Even though it’s 100% outside of my comfort zone, I am enjoying leaning into learning more about personal style.


 I write about stories I’m reading, listening to, and watching. Additionally, I enjoy sharing what I’m finding for our kids to read, listen to and watch. It’s so important to “fill the well” so we can continue to be resilient, inspired and creative people!


We have a handful of sheep at the Peacock Ranch and two adorable rabbits. I enjoy caring for them and I can’t wait to see where this project goes in the next few years.


Hey, I’m Sierra Shea! I am so glad you are here. 

Where do I start with writing to introduce this blog? At the beginning, I suppose: I’ve been writing on various platforms online since 2013. I started blogging shortly after moving to South Dakota.

I am a mother and a maker at heart. I’m so grateful to be married to John and mother of three: Joslyn, J.D. and Jesse.

I am a self-taught decorator and designer. I am a brand new shepherdess and a Spiritual Director.

I love living in South Dakota, even though the winters & the wind can be a near-daily struggle.

Blogging is a grounding force in my life and it helps get me out of my head, unstuck and moving in the directions I always hoped I’d be going! 

Fresh from the blog …


Mom’s Summer Songs Playlist

One of the things I've been enjoying sharing with my kiddos this summer is a song of the day. Not by a long shot do I remember to do this daily. My DayCount app tells me we're 46 days into summer and I've got just over 20 songs in the list so far. But, occasionally,...

Family Show — Last of the Giants: Wild Fish

Part of our evening routine is watching a TV show that John or I choose. If it's a busy time on the farm, the kids and I proceed with this routine without John. It helps us to ride out the waves of the seasonal instability of farming to continue with some stable stuff...

Song I’m Stuck On: Go In Light by Marcus Mumford and Monica Martin

Every semester has it's struggles and it's joys. For a number of reasons, the spring semester is much more emotionally draining to me than the fall semester. First of all, we've lost the newness of the back-to-school routine. Then, there's the point when the weather...

Pulling together a Clutter + Coffee + Cocktail Corner

We've been slowly working on creating and styling this corner counter for hosting and ordinary life this semester. Today's post is really a celebration of learning to go slowly, being grateful for gifts, and thankful for a handy husband. Low-Key DIY Earlier this...

Song I’m Stuck On: look up by Joy Oladokun

Because of where we live and what we do, we drive so much. One of the things I like to do is take turns choosing songs during our drives.It's wildly eclectic, nothing makes sense as a possible playlist, and there's absolutely no cohesive vibe. That's okay though,...

Introducing our kids to the Titanic movie + real life event with a documentary

Although we haven't watched Titanic (yet) we did recently watch a National Geographic documentary about the making of the Titanic film and some of the real-world history. The documentary also focused on reflections from director, James Cameron. My passion for stories...

April 25: Spreading Fertilizer on the Alfalfa

I've never gotten to ride along with in the tractor with John since he installed GPS in his tractor. Now, he can use this feature at planting time and for spreading fertilizer. On April 25, he was spreading fertilizer on the alfalfa field behind our house. After...

April 23: Turning out the Sheep

We turned the sheep out onto grass for the first time on April 23. We could have done it sooner, but we decided to wait and attempt to give the grass a tiny chance to get a head start growing. This is our first year of lambing and I couldn't have enjoyed it any more....

Shed Door: $17 Before and After

Now that the weather is feeling spring-like I am trying to turn my attention from the house to the yard. Yesterday, I was trying to fight the feelings over overwhelm that often flood me when I look around the Peacock Ranch property. Sometimes, it feels like I have no...

Slow & Steady: The Shed Evolves Slowly

We purchased the Peacock Ranch in the fall of 2017. This shed is part of the property and has tons of untapped potential inside, but we are going slow and steady. Here's what we accomplished so far ... June 23, 2020 At this point, we've lived here for several years...

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It’s wild, windy and beautiful here on the prairie for spring, summer, and fall.

During the winter, it’s hard and harsh at times, too.

The seasons truly shape our lives and direct the days on the farm. I love to share pictures of the prairie all year long.

Every picture I snap and post I make with earth and sky becomes a tiny reminder to me that a spacious, simple life is still possible in a stressed-out world. 

Hang in there!