Are you a farm girl trapped in the city?
My name is Amy Bullock, and I am the founder of Good Little Home. I started Good Little Home because I have always wanted a more country life than I have living in a city. I searched the internet for ideas, and while I found them scattered about, there were none all in the same place. That is what I am creating for you as a member of the Good Little Home community. Ways you can feel connected to that life in the country that you long for. I am going to share Farmhouse decor, Gardening, Family life, and Pets with you on my pages. Let me lead you to that country life in the city that you long for.
First off I am married to my best friend Greg, and I have two teenagers. Greg has a lot to say about our life on a mini farm, so he has his own page. My daughter is 19, and my son is 16. While my daughter Allison has stopped skating, she was a competitive figure skater for 8 years, and Nate my son is into football and track. My hobbies include crafting, decorating, and figuring out ways to save and make money around an active family schedule, and of course my chickens, and ducks, and goats. Notice I didn’t say cooking, I don’t like to cook, so all the recipes I share with you will be a simple down home easy.
Experience with Chickens and Rabbits
I am sort of obsessed with all things feathered. We have about 30 chickens, 6 ducks, a turkey and a parrot. I am a licensed Serama (type of chicken) table top judge. The little cutie with me in the picture is Brownie. (she is not a Serama) My experience with chickens comes from having had a flock of around 300 that were used as brood stock for showing. Serama roosters reach a top weight of about 1 pound, and hens about 12 ounces. I was a founder of the American Serama Association, and I was a judge at the Serama Council of North America show at the Ohio National show, the biggest show in the US in 2000.
I have also shown Nankins, another small breed of chicken, that is an endangered heritage breed. My son showed Sebrights.
I spent about 20 years living in the world of show rabbits. While I dabbled in several breeds, my true love of the rabbit world is Holland Lops. Another small animal Hollands are just 3-4 pounds as adults. I started the Arizona Holland Lop club, and served a term as Vice President of the Holland Lop Rabbit Specialty Club, our National club.
Both of my kids were involved in showing rabbits and or chickens, but they never loved it like I did. I have retired from showing now, but still sometimes judge 4H shows at a local level. My interest in rabbits and chickens now is purely for my own enjoyment.
Other things about me:
Along with all the feathered pets, we also have 2 dogs, a cat, a goat, and a frog. We have also had horses, donkeys, and even a pet Tarantula. (it was Greg’s, and it lived to be about 5 years old.) My daughter and I used to will that spider to disappear, it gave us the Heebie-jeebies , when it finally died I did feel a little bad. When I was little I wanted to be a Veterinarian when I grew up.
I live on about an acre and a third of pure desert rock. Container gardening is my friend.
I admit that I can’t butcher and eat my own animals, but their milk and eggs are a whole different story. Goats milk Ice Cream is the best!
I am a licensed Real Estate Agent in Arizona, and I serve the East Valley of Phoenix, mainly Queen Creek. I have been doing this for 6 years. You can find my Real Estate stuff at Amy Bullock, The AZ Realty (are you ready for it?) Chick. Well of course. You can see my Real Estate Facebook page here.
I have spent more of my life doing accounting and book-keeping than any other job. I am still the book-keeper for my veterinarian, and have done her books for over 20 years.
Are you a polished writer? Not me. I probably use waaay too many ( ) in my writing, and also a heck of a lot of !!!
Quirky, yup. I am terrified of heights but, I love Roller Coasters. One of my chickens is a house chicken.
Coffee is my favorite beverage, and I am a dedicated coffee drinker, I like mine black and strong.
I was a redhead most of my life..
And this is what it’s really like to try to work at Good Little Home.