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The Changing Seasons – August 2017

The Changing Seasons – August 2017

Oh how I've missed participating in Cardinal's monthly Changing Seasons link ups! Not just because it allows me to reflect on the month that has just passed, but also because it allows me to see how other are experiencing the passing of time in their corners of the world! Alas, despite my best intentions, I fell away from participating a…
Down the Field

Down the Field

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. ~Rumi xoxo, M
On Passion

On Passion

My good friend Stacia posted this question about passion on her Facebook business page the other day, Tell me! What's your passion, and how are you bringing it to the world? And I had to think real hard about which passion I could answer with because I have so.many.passions! I could have mentioned my passion for equality amid the deep tension…
Shown, Unshown – Marching into April 2017

Shown, Unshown – Marching into April 2017

I want to start off this post by thanking each and every one of you for your thoughts, prayers, and well wishes (whether spoken or left unspoken) as we've processed our losses. Your care, compassion, and intentions for us are all so deeply appreciated. I realize that the last couple of posts here have highlighted the grief we have experienced…
Shown, Unshown – February 2017

Shown, Unshown – February 2017

Shown Our newest member of the family has officially been named! Though it took us a full two weeks, calling out for suggestions, and so much discussion, we finally settled on the name Arco.  His full, official name is Arcoiris, meaning rainbow.  He's falling in nicely with everyone except Mr. who still isn't quite sure how he feels about having another boy…
On My Sixth Blogiversary

On My Sixth Blogiversary

Today marks, officially, my sixth Blogiversary. Six years of writing in this space. Six years of documenting the ups and downs, ins and outs of all things urban farming first, and rural homesteading/hobby farming second... In 1,230 published posts (including this one)! Whew! And so, I'm obviously spending a bit of time reflecting today on the evolution of this space…
On Eating and Incubating Eggs with a Three-Year-Old

On Eating and Incubating Eggs with a Three-Year-Old

I've spent a lot of time thinking about Ember's ability to mentally process the fact that some eggs are for eating and some eggs are for hatching and what that really means for all eggs. At three, she's developmentally at a point in which she questions everything, which is both invigorating and exhausting. She challenges me to think about my…