Since Bob is gone so much for work and so tired when he is home, I rely on his two-week vacation every August for tackling the big stuff. Nope. His vacations are not spent traveling to some exotic locale, sipping on IPAs by the side of a pool. They are spent here moving the farm... Continue Reading →
Reminding Myself Where We Started…and How Nice It Is Now
I love Advent and Christmas. I love the buildup of Advent. I love the Christmas season. And I love how are living room seems perfectly suited for this time of year. I was taking this picture of the farmhouse living room and it struck me how far we've come. The renovation sort of ended a... Continue Reading →
Nine New Chicks…Surprise!
It has been sooooo crazy busy with the two "situations" that took over my life in March 2022 that I didn't even notice we were one hen short at night. Bob and Emma count chickens when they close up the coop at night. I don't. So imagine my surprise when late one night--after a veeeeerrryyy... Continue Reading →
And Rosie Makes Three…Cows, that Is
Just when I thought Scarlett was not pregnant after all, since her due date came and went, she gives birth to a lovely heifer on a cold, wet afternoon in late October. I was on my way to town to have dinner and see a movie with my oldest and I was trying to get... Continue Reading →
Welcome to Our Farm Journey!
Are you longing for a simpler life? Do you wish you knew basics like how to bake bread? Do sunflowers and piglets make you smile? Then you’re in the right place. Join us on our journey to go from city dwellers to sustainable farmers, with a whole lot of expensive mistakes made along the way!
Pig Slaughter Day at Our Small Farm
Today is slaughter day at our fledgling farm--pig slaughter day. And so I am in town at a coffee shop as I write this. Because I hate pig slaughter day. I mean, I was a vegetarian for 24 years! Raising pigs for food is a huge about face for me. And don't judge me too... Continue Reading →
Christmas Green: ‘Tis the Season to Say “No” to Waste…and Here’s How We Do It
Merry Christmas!! We hope you and yours are having a wonderful holiday season! As empty nesters, the holidays are still evolving for us, but one thing is certain: We are trying reeeeeaaallly hard not to create extra waste! I remember when my kids were little, the shame I felt as we filled the garbage with... Continue Reading →
Growing Our Own Harvest Decorations
One thing we don't have to buy: harvest decor. I love decorating for the fall, and I love growing the pumpkins and corn stalks to do so! These mini pumpkins are Jack Be Littles and they are edible and taste good, according to the seed packet. And we had plenty! We must have had over... Continue Reading →
Rain Gear in July?? Not What Summer Gardening Normally Looks Like!
July is usually t-shirt weather when working in the garden, but not this year! I was out in rain gear and rubber boots today! Bleh!
Bringing Home the Bacon…Bits
We drove for 4 hours each way to pick up bacon bits today, but it was worth the drive. These are Berkshire pigs, an awesome breed, and we couldn't find a local breeder. Plus we got to explore a new part of the state as we drove, and we had a lot of quality time... Continue Reading →