the hidden things.

Several years ago, I taught yoga and, in fact, owned my own little studio. Sometimes, I wonder if I went down the path of business owner just so I could invite my favorite teachers there to teach and I could sit at their feet daily.  Speaking of feet, I remember one class in particular. Keep […]

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viva le jardin.

Ever one to jump right in with both feet (as long as it’s not cold water – I can’t jump in cold water. Nope. Never ever ever.), Hank and I decided that this year, my project would be … the garden. Y’all. It’s huge.  In the past, we’ve done smaller, raised bed gardens. We worked […]

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little gifts.

I began bullet journaling at the beginning of the year. It’s given me the much needed opportunity to look ahead in the calendar and realign with my long-neglected intention of gift giving. Birthdays, special days, just-because days. And to be very honest very quickly, I’ve forgotten the art of gift giving! I can’t remember if […]

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the bottle babies.

When we started filling up our little farm space with animals, Hank and I decided that we would use our grandparents’ names (and crazy aunts and uncles as well) for goats. We can’t name the chickens – there are too many. Also? I can’t really tell them apart from one another, aside from, perhaps, two […]

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little by little.

Each day we learn more. The sweet personalities of our new goats. The tenaciousness of Otis the Farm Dog. The patterns of early morning light around our home. And little by little, we’re discovering new pockets into which we’re planting new life. Sometimes, often actually, the amount of work to lift this place up overwhelms […]

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we are officially a farm.

Yesterday was my birthday. I don’t know anyone else who has ever received a longboard, an Avett Bros t-shirt, and and two goats on their birthday. :) Oh, and banana pudding. We pickedΒ our new additions last night: a 2yo doe who kidded triplets earlier this year and a 3mo old wether. They. Are. Awesome. We’ve […]

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coop dreams.

I dream about our chickens. I don’t know if I worry about them, am excited about eggs, or what the deal is, but I dream funny dreams about them. I might be losing my mind, but it’s still fun in here. :/ Oh, and a funny story. Hank overhead Enrique, one of the crew, on […]

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chickens 3, us 0.

Oh my word. Let me back up. We built a beautiful, sturdy new chicken and goat pen. By “we,” I mean not me at all, but Hank + some buddies. Two nights ago, Hank stretched the new fence all around the posts nice and tight, and last night, he and I caught the five big […]

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36 more days.

That’s the timeline. I will be making hash marks on the basement walls like I’m in prison to count down the days when we can officially start moving in to our HOME. Today, tomorrow, and the day after are all earmarked for rough-in inspections for electric (passed today – yay!), plumbing, and framing, respectively. Thursday, […]

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