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Defective

Defective

We purchased a defective incubator and I am so heartbroken about it. Two days ago I shared my excitement around the two incubation processes happening on the farm and how the conversations around these processes with Ember have evolved. Two nights ago our incubator started losing temp rapidly. We googled what could be happening and reread the manual and finally…
Sky Blanket – Completion

Sky Blanket – Completion

You guys, after all of the tracking and counting and working on this blanket for over a year in order to document 365 days of our gorgeous Northern New Mexico skies, I truly couldn't be happier with the result! Not only is this simple blanket beautiful and so very warm, but it represents tiny moments taken every single day of…
Sky Blanket – The Final Stitch

Sky Blanket – The Final Stitch

It took 378 days, countless skeins of yarn, and about a bazillion hours... But after waking up at 2:40 this morning (heavy with the weight of my job and too much stress for the night to hold), I finally finished my Sky Blanket! And so, with the sun still hiding behind the mountains and two 10 hour work days still…
The Turkey Harvest

The Turkey Harvest

I spent a lot of time outside with all the animals on the property on Saturday. I walked, I sat, I took pictures, I prayed, I thanked them all for the various roles they play in our lives. I sat with Tom the Turkey for a very long time as he rested his overgrown and tired body. He let me…
Farm Wedding Prep!

Farm Wedding Prep!

This post could also easily be called, "Now I Understand Why People Elope!" ;-) Two short months ago, when we finally decided to get married and set our date, we didn't think much of the quick turnaround. Instead, we thought: We are doers. We are facilitators. We are badass DIYers. We've got this! So we made our guest list, printed…
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…
Sharing the Homestead

Sharing the Homestead

I am honored to have Kathie from Homespun Seasonal Living on the blog today!  Not only has been an inspiration to me for years in relation to general homesteading, but she is incredibly thoughtful, kind and creative!  Today, she's sharing her top tips for sharing the homestead because...well...who doesn't like to share their wonderful home grown, home made goodies?!  And…