Farm Life, Self-Sustaining

It Started so Simple

It started so simple - four baby goats, a little bit of land, a couple bottles. One year later, there is no simplicity. None. Not even a trace of what simplicity there used to be. I’ve been MIA again...for several reasons. A major one being...the mess that is politics. It hasn’t calmed. Not even a… Continue reading It Started so Simple

Country Living, CSA, Farm Life

Chickies and Rhubarb

This weekend was a busy...busy weekend. It started Thursday afternoon as I frantically raced around the garden and house getting things in order so that I could leave for a weekend at my parents without feeling any anxiety. I thought this process would move along quickly and we would be on the road after lunch.… Continue reading Chickies and Rhubarb

Farm Life, Gardening, Self-Sustaining

Being a Farm Girl is Hard Work

Nearly every morning, after my first cup of coffee is poured, I take it out to the garden and sit on the swinging bench that overlooks the weedy stretch of space we’ve attempted to make our garden this year. And every morning I feel an immense pride for what we are accomplishing. I sit in… Continue reading Being a Farm Girl is Hard Work

Gardening, Life, Self-Sustaining

The Start of Self-Sustaining…Kind of.

I've made a decision to really embrace this farm life while I’m unempl-wait...no...a stay-at-home mom. We’re not going to use that ugly “u” word because honestly...what mom is ever not working. Being a mother is a job that is more time-consuming, exhausting both physically and emotionally and demanding than almost any full time job out… Continue reading The Start of Self-Sustaining…Kind of.