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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, 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!