Reflections

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Straightforward Woo

Straightforward Woo

I'd like to formally introduce you to my next Chapter and new business: Straightforward Woo. But before I get into all things Woo, I'd like to start by saying that this space isn't going anywhere, so don't worry :-) Ever Growing Farm will continue to grow and I will continue to write about all our adventures as often as possible. I…
Ten years gone…

Ten years gone…

Today felt as though it should have been a big day... The weeks and days leading up to it surely did. And yet, how does one go about marking a decade of missing one's mother? I thought there would be streams of tears and a deep, raw sadness. I thought there might be anger, emptiness, or the need to curl…
Puddle Jumping

Puddle Jumping

With temperatures in the high 40s and mid-50s for well over a week now, our property is a mess of mud and puddles everywhere the sun hits (and yet still pure sheets of ice where it doesn't). The mud makes taking care of the animals a definite chore...especially when hauling water or trying to contain a bouncing, 100 pound puppy…
Up Close

Up Close

In the Quiet that is January, I've been allowing myself the space to rest... to do nothing...or very little... while dreaming big and allowing my desires to float up to the top and dance in front of my imagination. In the Quiet that is January, I've been brainstorming ways to make this part-time homesteading gig a full time one... how…
Of Nightmares and Boogeymen – Part One

Of Nightmares and Boogeymen – Part One

This is one of those things I wasn't sure would ever see the light of day in this space mostly because it doesn't fit my "niche". But, while catching up with all of the NanoPoblano participants this morning, I came across this post, to which I replied,  “We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness.” ~Thich Nhat…
Rain Storms and Double Rainbows – Our Farm Wedding Pics!

Rain Storms and Double Rainbows – Our Farm Wedding Pics!

After nine years of partnership, Kim and I finally tied the knot on September 5th in our very own Farm Wedding! We planned and prepped and pulled everything together with a nine week turnaround time and enjoyed the most phenomenal weekend filled with family and friends, food and shots, hilarity and ridiculousness. Friends and family (including my very best friend…
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…