Every Friday, I share a few of the activities that took place during the week on our farm in eastern South Dakota. We raise corn, soybeans, wheat and beef cattle. Farm life is based on seasons, the weather and the needs of our livestock – so each week is often unpredictable!

This week…

We got ready for our wedding! In fact, it is today! This farmin’ friday takes place in Missouri. We had a busy & fun week of last-minute wedding planning, painting, cleaning, and even a little pampering.

Emily practiced her piano quite a bit for the ceremony. 20130703-181352.jpg

Schyler and I finished our wedding decor “barn quilts.”20130703-181822.jpg

I picked out make-up colors & coordinated with a friend to do my “wedding day” make up! 20130703-181654.jpg

John arrived late on the 2nd & we headed to the court house first thing to get our marriage license on the 3rd. They were closed for the 4th & I was very thankful for that – it got John here and off the farm a whole day earlier!  20130703-181516.jpg

Between all the wedding work, my sisters and mom continued taking care of the show animals morning & evening each day.

Today, before the Mother of the Bride heads to the hair salon for her wedding “do” she will take care of the animals. My sisters are super thankful for Mom stepping up to fill in for them, since I needed their help!

It is important to care for our livestock even on big days – like a wedding! We do our best provide our livestock with clean water, sufficient shelter and adequate food. That way, we have content and healthy hogs, goats and cattle.


This time next week, we’ll just be an old married couple living out on the farm. I can’t wait!

Happy Friday!




  1. Derina

    Love this little summary of the week. Yes, today is a big day and happy day and a huge milestone in your lives. I wish you the best and many happy memories to come as an “old married couple”.

    • Sierra Shea

      It was a big day! I am still recovering & anxiously waiting to see the photos! I think they will be here by the end of next week!

  2. Laurel Wilson

    Congratulations Sierra and John.

    I hope you have many joys and few sorrows as you move through life together.


    • Sierra Shea

      Thank you!

  3. Pam diederich

    You two looked beautiful Friday! We had an awesome time!! Congrats!!! Xoxo


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Hey there... I'm Sierra!

I love to blog, plan, organize, decorate, teach, research & be creative. I’m a farm wife & mama of three kiddos: almost 6, 4 and almost 2. We love to live and work in rural South Dakota. A few years ago we remodeled a house & we call our home The Peacock Ranch.

I am earning a Spiritual Direction Certificate from Sioux Falls Seminary & I put my masters in English/Mass Communications on hold at South Dakota State University so I can focus on being a mama in a pandemic! In the meantime, I’m enjoying reading more & writing here on the blog.