The Colorful Home Makeover

  Home.  What you surround yourself with directly effects how you feel, how you work, how you dream.  I have a great love of decorating and an active imagination so I can see what rooms will look like with certain colors and textures and a simple rearrangement of furniture. When I first moved in to our lovely abode … Continue reading The Colorful Home Makeover

The History of this Beloved Home (92 years of pumpkins and roses)

I wish I had been home when they came.  I was at work, but Doug was out front working in the yard.  Two precious elder women got out of their car and stood in front of our house. "I grew up here," one of them reminisced. I wrote on my other blog when we were first moving … Continue reading The History of this Beloved Home (92 years of pumpkins and roses)

The Farm at the Fork in the Road

"Follow your heart!" we always hear.  We nod our heads and follow our dreams, plan our course, pursue our greatest ideas.  But, what if you want to follow your heart and it has a fork in the road?  What if following your heart tears your heart a part?  What if following your heart leads you … Continue reading The Farm at the Fork in the Road

Ode to the Town We Do Not Yet Know

We strolled along the lamp lit walk.  The water gently waltzed by.  Boats docked for the season.  Lovers walked hand in hand.  Families with children running around laughed and talked on their evening ventures.  Elders walked their dogs.  'Twas a fine autumn evening as we explored the city we do not know.  It reminded us of Venice with … Continue reading Ode to the Town We Do Not Yet Know

The New Notebook

The pink leather notebook, fresh and empty of ideas, lay open upon the wooden breakfast table near the wood stove.  Ideas flourished and manifested across the pages.  The intensely planted garden of organic produce, the small dairy, the ducks, the chickens, the sheep, the goats, the bees, the homesteading school, the farmgirl classes, the herbal classes, … Continue reading The New Notebook

Through Tunnels of Fog to the Light of the Learned

  2015 found our world rewritten and upside down as we tried to make sense of tremendous loss.  2014 was filled with so many animal and friends' deaths we just couldn't fathom that the following year more of our animals and everything we owned would follow suit.  Like two lost orphans, our cats, plants, and … Continue reading Through Tunnels of Fog to the Light of the Learned