Snowfall

Across shallows and brooks the snow falls driftlessly down laying thickly over pines and rooftops in town. Winter softens into spring but today her cold gaze diligently waters the ground, a frozen blanket lays. A perk for bulbs who will hobble forth quench the thirst of trees and the new growth the bitter cold will not wane Oh,…

On Maryjane’s Farm

It is amazing what a three year old remembers.  She remembers bottle feeding the sheep last year and everything about our farms.  We have a game as we drive home through the countryside back to our apartment and look at houses and farms and design ours. She is adamant that she will have sheep.  They will be black,…

Under Streetlamps

It was his last day closing.  It was such a lovely night he opted to walk.  “I’ll meet you half way,” I replied. I stopped at the bridge that passed over the bike trail and stream and looked over trying to glimpse ducks swimming in the moonlight.  The city stars shone overhead.  I was warm in…

A Special Coffee Pot Indeed

Coffee.  A homesteading necessity. Doug and I have gone through many a coffee pot in our adult lives and for the past several years on the farm we opted for a simple French Press.  Off grid ready, rich, fresh, easy. This apartment has brought on the “great respite” for us while outside its walls we…

“You Got to Learn Them To Eat.”

He adjusted his cowboy hat as he entered the shop.  Beautifully dark skin and an easy smile shone from his slight frame.  He had come in to see the medicines.  A bit reminiscent, he was.  His grandmother was half Cherokee and she knew all the remedies and how to doctor up everyone on her place…

Yea Sustainability! (I am teaching free classes)

We will be at the Sustainability and Outdoor Living Expo again this year!  We won’t have baby lambs on a leash (maybe next year!) but we will have all of our fabulous medicines, beauty products, and books.  I will be teaching every day right at my booth so come sit in on a free seminar and come visit…

Curry Chickpea Sandwiches on the Hiking Trail

This idea was in not one, but two of my favorite magazines last month.  Though I do not particularly care for the squeaky dryness of garbanzo beans out of a can, the idea looked great to me.  Fiber, vegetables, protein, vegetarian, and something new?  So, I took the idea and ran with it.  I ended…

Happy Birthday to the Farmer of My Dreams

There was a man who stole my heart for awhile we were rarely apart. He can easily milk goats on the kittens he dotes can catch a chicken in the road chase sheep as the rooster crowed chopped the wood and moved the hay “Well have it again!” he likes to say. Cuddled into his…

Happy Birthday to the Littlest Farmgirl

This kid. This kid is three years old today.  From the moment she was born, our world lit up, much like a firecracker, with this little spunky, fun, highly smart, lovely little girl. When asked what she wants for her birthday she will reply, “Sheep.  Big ones.” She has been a farmgirl from birth (after…

A Trip to the Denver Downtown Aquarium

On the way home from our anniversary trip a few weeks ago we stopped at the Denver Downtown Aquarium.  We hadn’t been there before, always opting for zoos or museums, but it seemed like a great way to spend the chilly day. The Aquarium was filled with the most exotic, beautiful creatures and proved to be…