Surrendering All

Morning dawns long and slow these days of deep fall.  Overcast skies have kept us quiet in the early morning hours longer than usual.  The bustling energy of the season is shifting to one of drawing in, drawing close, layers of quiet blanketing our old farmhouse enveloping us all in a gentle embrace. Mornings are…

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Easy 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies (Gluten Free)

Fall is ripe for adventure.  There are football games and tailgating, extra friends home after the big game, bonfires under starlit skies, last minute sunny afternoon picnics, bike rides down winding gravel roads, apple picking, and hiking through fall colors.   All this activity calls for a little something to keep everyone well fed and…

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Gratitude

As I seek balance in the wake of abundant summer harvest my heart fills with gratitude.  I am learning to be still in the moment and lean into the presence of filling.  Learning to stand in comfortable awareness that there is much to do, yet allowing myself to be fully present with the task at…

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About: Me

Time spent in gardens and barns reminds me deeply of who I am.  Nurturing seeds, encouraging growth, gently allowing the season to unfold before my eyes in the garden brings joy with the arrival of each new, in season fruit, veggie, or herb.  The sweet nuzzle of Ms. Coco during the morning milking mingling with the smells…

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Letting Go

The Sky broke Crimson in the evening, with wisps of golden light illuminating the pasture.  Purple blooms glowed softly alongside brilliant gold, warm ivory, and a full spectrum of green played amongst the ground, whispering in the wind a gentle embrace rising up from the earth to cradle a tender heart.   I knelt close…

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Celebrate Summer

Find Joy. Take the less traveled road. Seek Balance. Breathe Deep. Seize the Moment. Eat Well, Be Well. Play Outside. Create. Dive In.

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Adventure Bread

Because life is nothing if not an adventure. Adventure Bread lives up to it’s name and then some.  It is a gluten-free delight of a loaf.  Having made the switch to eating gluten-free several months ago, in pursuit of a happier, healthier life, bites of toast had become distant, lovely memories.  I could have lived…

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Morning Milking

  Photo Credit:  Caleb Snobl The sweet smell of warm milk mingles with the sharpness of manure and straw.  The damp earth releases moisture as my feet press into it.  The quiet around me is dotted with notes of songbirds calling out to one another.  The air is usually cool, but today it is more…

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On the Homestead

Happy 4th of July!  Independence Day strikes a chord in my homesteader’s heart.  It is today that we celebrate the independent spirit that is the undercurrent of our country.  It was independence that gave courage strong to our founding fathers to stand and fight for what they believed in.  This is what makes America great.…

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A Breakfast Picnic

A simple celebration of kindred hearts and the miraculous journey that is life. A breakfast picnic is just a fabulous way to start the day.  Strong smooth, vanilla essenced coffee, black with just the lightest splash of creamy almond milk is the perfect compliment to fresh picked, sunshine ripened strawberries, still just a touch cool…

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