Behind My Camera

Last week, I was trying to catch a shot of my “idyllic life.”

This is the morning shot I was going for.

Pretty sweet, right? (: One of the many reasons we love it out here.

But this is what was happening behind the camera.


I flipped my camera around to “selfie” mode.

That’s my livestock guardian dog, Coal, breathing sweet nothings about bacon and whatever else his hungry heart could come up with. In my ear.

The forward view… Literally, like, five seconds later.


Mountain Girl was not a happy ewe. You know. Since my phone still isn’t food.

This is a great illustration of how everything can so often look one way from the outside, but really only be a small part of the story. This applies to families in the restaurant, to people on social media, or even to the jerk behind me in the drive-thru line.

Stuff isn’t always what it seems, and mountains might be moving, lives might be changing just out of sight. Whatever your mountain is. Don’t give up.

#KeepOn #ChooseJoy #LetsGetThereTogether

Thanks for reading my stories (both real-life and fiction) and for tagging along on our adventures!


P.S. We’ve had more babies! (: Twin boys this time.


***If you need encouragement today, hit me up.

I’d love to cheer you on.***



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Come in for some coffee and homemade plum jelly. My husband, Farmer Bill, made it. It’s the best in our part of Texas. I promise, between incubating peafowl eggs and bottle-feeding farm babies, I’m currently stuck in elsewhere worlds out the wahzoo. So, if you stick around a little while, you’ll get to join me on some of my adventures… plus chickens. Official Bio: Bokerah Brumley lives on ten permaculture acres, complete with sheep, goats, peacocks, turkeys, geese, guineas, ducks, chickens, five home-educated children, and one husband. For more information and a complete list of published works, please visit:

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