Ten years gone…

Ten years gone…

Today felt as though it should have been a big day... The weeks and days leading up to it surely did. And yet, how does one go about marking a decade of missing one's mother? I thought there would be streams of tears and a deep, raw sadness. I thought there might be anger, emptiness, or the need to curl…
Neighbors

Neighbors

Weekend thoughts: I love living "out in the boonies" and appreciate our itty bitty village full of diverse and kind people more than I ever might have imagined. I am grateful for our neighbors who offer good conversations, excess firewood, the sharing of skills, and the opportunity to engage with the sweetest horses and cows (surely) in the whole County. Being all…
The Case of the Missing Chicken

The Case of the Missing Chicken

Last night, after a gorgeous day of free ranging, all the ladies put themselves to bed in their cozy coop, as per usual. Shortly after dark, and a little later than usual, I made my way outside to count and lock up the ladies for the night. They're easy to count, despite their huddled roosting, because they come in sets:…
The Changing Seasons – January 2016 in Review

The Changing Seasons – January 2016 in Review

In thinking about Cardinal's monthly photo challenge, I anticipated doing what I did last year by going back through the month's photos and trying my best to not include every single one of them in my review because 1) there is generally so much that happens each month and 2) because so many of my photos make me so happy…
If we were having coffee…

If we were having coffee…

If we were having coffee, I would greet you with open arms and thank you for joining me today! How are you? How's your week been? Is life treating you well? What's the weather been like in your neck of the woods? What have you been up to since we were last able to catch up? If we were having…
It just keeps getting better…

It just keeps getting better…

Not only is one of our Buff Orpingtons on a roll with her almost daily laying of a sweet, pink, egg... But now one of our black and white Easter Eggers has started up again, too, with a very light green (and very long) egg almost daily as well! Oh yes, we just might get to stop purchasing eggs again!…