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Two

Two

Happy 2nd Birthday, Sweet Ember! How quickly the last two years have passed and how quickly you are growing and learning every single day! I am so grateful for your sweet kisses and your bear hugs and I love how you love the goats and chickens and turkeys and cats and dogs with every cell in your being, and I love how…
63

63

Today, in celebration of what would have been my mom's 63rd Birthday, I've written something a little different than I normally write in this space. It's raw and vulnerable and honest and I hope you'll give it a read despite it having absolutely nothing to do with homesteading. xoxo, M ::::: Had you not left us almost 10 years ago,…
Getting Hitched!

Getting Hitched!

Today is The Day, my Friends! The day my Partner officially becomes my Wife!  I truly couldn't be more excited or more blessed! But before you call me crazy...No, I'm really not online today (#1 Ain't nobody got time for that! ;-) and #2 Yes, we're having an "unplugged" ceremony)! I simply scheduled this to remind all of you who…
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…
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…
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…