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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…
If we were having coffee…

If we were having coffee…

If we were having coffee... I'd greet you with a big, fat hug and thank you for joining me on this gloomy February day! The sun has been shining on all the peaks and valleys, the blue skies whispering of Spring, and the warmth of the days has been calling me outside, begging for movement and action...until today! Yes, it…
If we were having coffee…

If we were having coffee…

If we were having coffee... I'd greet you with a big fat hug (if you're amenable to those) and tell you how happy I am to see you!  Though we don't see each other often enough, it's always such a treat to share a cuppa with you! I'd thank you for joining me on this cold, rainy morning and I'd ask…
Barn Dance

Barn Dance

Just because sometimes one needs to move. . . And another needs to smile (or even laugh in appreciation) at the silliness of it all. . . I share with you today. . . Jay Lavery's Barn Dance. I dare you to dance a little yourself today (and every day and as often as possible), just because you can :-)…
Morning Walk – New Year’s Day

Morning Walk – New Year’s Day

In order to celebrate a proper closing of 2016 and ring in the New Year with a (relative) bang, some friends spent the night with us on New Year's Eve with their three-year-old. The kids played and watched a couple of movies while we ate a Steam Pot, enjoyed desert, and treated ourselves to some Adult Beverages before we all…