A new little farmgirl is joining our family this November. During Emily’s ultrasound yesterday I watched in awe as the little skeleton baby moved her knees into her chest, moved her arms, and turned her head. Is there anything more amazing than new life? My daughter is five months pregnant. Her five year old, our … More A New Farmgirl and the Family Farm
And then they thought, “Why, we should be four. Four holds infinite love at its door.” But first there was one. She is our youngest daughter, Emily, and she is ever so much fun. Then there were two. And no one stole my heart faster than you know who… I became a Grammie and Doug … More What if There Were Four? (a joyful family tale)
I finished my book. Two years ago, exactly, I was sitting in my friends’ living room in San Diego. I loved visiting Lisa and Steve. Over glasses of wine we discussed future, the spirit world, wisdom, and a book I should write. “You should write it on the beach!” Lisa suggested. How lovely that would … More The Dance of Medicine and Wisdom Keepers…writing my life story
I can see her still, pixie sized, with soft blond hair just brushing her shoulders, and compassionate, smiling eyes swirling her wine glass. I can see her in the vineyards, on the boat watching the whales, in her home watching inspirational television, in her Fiat driving around dressed smartly. She was one of the wisest women I … More Death and Laughter
Two of my favorite people in my world are celebrating their birthdays. My beautiful granddaughter, Maryjane Rose, who adds so much sunshine and love to our family arrived five years ago this morning. It was a snowy March day and we were snowed into the hospital. The next morning dawned bright as Pa celebrated his … More Pa and His Present
The memory of walking up the steps to my great-grandmother’s bungalow as a young girl is still vivid to me now. Every summer the wide, cement porch railing would be filled with geraniums. The lush greenery topped with clusters of brightly colored flowers waved in the warm air. Geraniums mean welcome to me. I have … More Geraniums Mean Home. Geraniums Mean Love.
When her brother turned eighteen, we threw him a big surprise party. He and his friend were a little late but when they walked in a long table of people had menus covering their faces and yelled surprise! When her sister turned eighteen shortly after we did a reverse surprise party since we knew she … More The Surprise Party (happy 21st miss mims!)
As I get older the things I treasure are fewer but hold more intensity. Relationships tend to take precedence in life these days. The sacredness of being on this life journey with another soul is so breathtakingly beautiful and I have such gratitude for those who have chosen to stay in my life and partake in it. One … More A Birthday Wish for Shyanne
I have a really big announcement for my amazing blog readers! Now this is top secret because it was written as a gift to my children for Christmas so I cannot promote it on any social media sites that they might see, but as far as I know, they don’t read my blog. So here … More My New Cookbook is Released!
Even when I wasn’t actively writing this blog for the short time that we weren’t homesteading (I was pouting), I kept pulling up Farmgirl School on my computer. I used it to find recipes. How do I make eggnog again? I need a good recipe for dinner. How do I make… I love my blog. I … More For the Love of Farmgirl School (your one stop resource for everything homesteading DIY)