Reading and Making

Reading and Making

I am currently re-reading The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova, a book drenched in history with deep, rich, story-telling...and Vampires. I have been searching for a book to read for what feels like forever, and have started several that I just couldn't quite get into. They all required too much thinking and what I really wanted was to just dive into…
#LocalBite Mini Challenge – Week Three

#LocalBite Mini Challenge – Week Three

I have a confession to make: Despite my great intentions last week, I simply was not able to push a few seeds into the soil. Utter failure. I could blame to 100* days or my exhaustion or the sickness that has plagued our house for a month now or the fact that the acequia is completely dry or the massive…
If we were having coffee…

If we were having coffee…

If we were having coffee, I would give you a great big hug and thank you kindly for making the long trek out to join me in the orchard for a hot cuppa! We would start off our time together by sitting quietly for a few moments... Sipping hot goodness in the fresh, cool morning air... Listening to the acequia…
Country Chickens

Country Chickens

Despite my romanticized visions of perpetually gorgeous views with all sorts of beautiful farm animals frolicking about it's becoming abundantly clear that real life often looks a bit different. Case in point: Country chickens. They are a funky bunch. They are brave and stupid. (Stupidly brave?) They escape the coop and get attached by dogs. When the survive, they're usually…
#LocalBite Mini Challenge – Week Two

#LocalBite Mini Challenge – Week Two

I have to admit, I almost didn't make it here today. Between sheer exhaustion and a full blown stomach flu over the weekend (which is still rumbling today), it's been a rough few days, but I made it! And, despite my super busy work day on Saturday, I did in fact remember to purchase a new-to-me item for last week's…