Making it “Official”

Making it “Official”

Nine years ago today, Kim and I called it "official" and intentionally began our lives together. The past nine years have included two daughters, four homes, and this crazy, ever-growing journey of ours from a life built in the city to one growing in the country with more dreams for our future than can ever be counted. And now, as…
Slow to Harvest

Slow to Harvest

While we are not new to gardening, we are new to this space. And while we have planted a bazillion seeds, they haven't all germinated. And while it feels as though this property has been our home for ages, it's really only been a few months. So, I have to remember that, though our first real harvests are just beginning…
Life, Unfiltered

Life, Unfiltered

Technology allows us to edit and crop the real life out of the "real lives" we all share via our websites and on social media. ¬† As a blogger, I want to document our journey while creating a pretty, inviting space that you, my dear reader, want to spend some time exploring. The truth is, though, real life, unfiltered, isn't…
The Changing Seasons – June in Review

The Changing Seasons – June in Review

Maybe it's the excitement of summer being officially upon us...with all of it's hot sweaty-ness, fun potential, long days and short nights...but it's flying by at a rapid pace and it's all I can do to slow myself down a bit to enjoy the moments, the flashes in time, before they've raced past, on their way elsewhere. The extreme heat…
Farm Photo Friday – Four

Farm Photo Friday – Four

Happy Friday and Welcome to our Fourth edition of Farm Photo Friday! June marked the real beginning of the harvests! ¬†Though not by our doing, but instead by the work of those who came before us, the itty bitty cherry tree and the two massive mulberry trees began ripening, giving us pound upon pound of tart and super sweet fruits.…
Family Garden Day

Family Garden Day

Sundays have become our Family Garden Day, when Kim, Sprout and I are joined by my oldest daughter and/or my little brother for a few morning hours of dedicated garden time. It started out as a plea for help due to our sheer state of Overwhelm as a direct result of now having so.much.garden.space in comparison to our 1/8 acre…
#lovewins

#lovewins

What an epic day yesterday was! It started out like any other day... Hot tea, a stroll through the garden, "Good mornings" to the goats and chickens, a text to my oldest daughter, the harvest of the first pea (!)... Blue skies and coyote calls. Nice enough. Peaceful, really. But definitely not epic. Then, as I sat down at my…
Sky Blanket update

Sky Blanket update

I've decided that I need to stop setting myself up for failure by taking on huge projects with multiple steps that take forever to complete and leave me feeling frustrated and unaccomplished. As I mentioned in my previous post, frustrated and unaccomplished don't jive well with my personality type at all. Case in point: my 365 Sky Blanket. First, I…