2019… what a year! In 2018 we learned our family would be growing. Over the past year much more than my family has grown … I have grown so much more than I had anticipated. I have grown so much as a mom and a person in the last year, facing more fear, challenge, and exhaustion than I ever anticipated. The biggest lesson I’ve learned … Continue reading 2020: I Need a Little Grace
Since adopting the farm life (rather, the farm life adopting me), I have come to have different appreciations for the different seasons. With such a busy spring, summer, and fall, winter has become our time to take a step back, recharge, and do something fun together. For the past several years, that has been listening to the ocean waves in the Caribbean. This year, we were … Continue reading Westward Wanderers
As an “outsider” joining farm life, I’ve been met with challenges of 12-hour planting marathons in Memorial Day heat and the tasks of grasping the lingo of an unfamiliar field (Do you see what I did there? an unfamiliar FIELD? I’ll wait..it took me a minute to see it too). Adapting to the farm life has been challenging, rewarding, exhausting, exhilarating, and, of course, delicious. The farm … Continue reading The Farming Family
For every thing, there is a season…and we’re headed right into our main season here within the next few weeks. Each day, there’s more at the market and what to make for dinner becomes much more difficult to decide for the decision-impared like myself. Strawberries Just a few short weeks ago, this field was laden with strawberries. Walking by, their sweet smell would turn me … Continue reading Farm Update- July 10
This weekend I told my husband if we’re sitting on the porch discussing the weather when we’re 80…then he still hasn’t retired. As a farmer, your livelihood depends on the weather (yeah, yeah, and ambition and nutrient balance in the soil and equipment and….). But the factor that we have absolutely no control over is the weather. The farming community talks a lot about weather. What … Continue reading This weather … it’s so irrigating!