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Loss & Hope – A Duck’s Tale

Loss & Hope – A Duck’s Tale

Two days ago, while doing the morning chores, it was discovered that we'd lost a duck to a predator. Feathers everywhere under The Grandmother Tree, a limp body in the acequia, scared siblings, and a missing momma. We were in a rush to leave the property with a sick toddler in tow, a day of juggling said, sick toddler and mandatory work…
Muscovy Duck Cuddles

Muscovy Duck Cuddles

Who knew that Muscovy Ducks would become some of my very favorite critters on the farm?! Don't get me wrong, I have a deep affinity for the chickens and goats and turkeys and barn kitties and dogs, too!  But the ducks just have me feeling all warm and fuzzy these days :-) From their quiet nature (no squawking from these…
Deep Gratitude

Deep Gratitude

We spent some very intentional time with The Boys over the last few days...watching them, playing with them, feeding them grain...thanking them. Thanking them for their lessons... For their beauty... For their grace. Thanking them for stepping into our lives and showing us another piece of ourselves in this grand puzzle that is our journey. : : : : : …
Muscovy Ducklings – All Grown Up

Muscovy Ducklings – All Grown Up

All grown up and completely gorgeous, our Muscovy ducklings are no longer ducklings! Instead, they're trying to fly all over the garden and eating us out of house and home with their love of and obsession for chicken scratch as a snack! So, I've been joking on social media that it's time to send them to freezer camp... but it's…
After the Rains

After the Rains

It's such a balance, the hoping for rains while also being very aware that any rains that fall while we're away from the property have the potential to trap us out of the Village and away from our home and animals. Up until this weekend, we'd been lucky. Last year, though the arroyo flooded multiple times, we were always able to…
The Goat General

The Goat General

Oh man! This girl and her goats are just the cutest, aren't they?! She loves the cartoon Heidi (yes, based off the horrible old movie that is hard to watch at times but also has some pretty good lessons). . . Hence the super cute yet very determined (elbows high) walk she does as she's leading the goats around :-)…
Balance

Balance

I've been reflecting on titles and labels a bit recently. Maybe it's the transition I'm making as I settle into my new job and introduce myself over and over and over again to people who seem genuinely curious about who I am. . . Or the fact that Kim and I will celebrate a decade together on this journey of ours…