It’s been a long time since we started this journey, and what a journey it has been! In three weeks we will finally be on our forever farm. It’s been seven years. We have had a lot of fun, we have learned so much, have taught thousands of people through this blog, my books, and … More Farmgirl Says Goodbye
I flew out to visit my grandparents by myself for three weeks during the summer that I was eight years old. They took my cousin and I to the mountains for a leisure weekend. Stars glittered through cracks of the log ceiling of the cabin. Helen and I giggled and talked but fell asleep soon … More Gone Fishing (Homesteading #20)
Maybe you would like a cheese press, or a new hoe. Maybe a few goats or maybe you realize that every hour of your life is valuable and perhaps you would like a few of them to not be working a job, but rather enjoying your homestead. In everything, we save money so we can … More Saving Money with Free Activities
That was probably the most common question asked in my grandparent’s home. Where did the time go? They would be telling a story about a friend who used to live there, or the neighbor and her daughter, or look at how tall we had gotten and shake their heads and utter the question. This continued on through … More Where Did the Time Go?
Emily will not let her dad and the officiator (her dad’s friend) wear their kilts to the wedding. The child is like 98% Celtic origin. She wants what she wants. She (like most of us) has been planning her wedding since childhood. Pinterest is well used. The wedding is going to be beautiful, all spring … More The Eco-friendly, Affordable, Beautiful Wedding (your ideas are welcome!)
According to my DNA test, I am not Italian. but one might think I was and I feel I should be! What, with my Italian convertible Fiat (I mean, pumpkin shaped mini-farm vehicle), my great love of homemade Italian food, my extensive knowledge of Italian wines, my closest friend is even Italian! Oh, and so … More Bocce! The Ultimate Family Game
We are in the midst of Spring here, warm and breezy, and filled with bright sun. Everything is coming to life and there are lots of events I want to share with you! Talk on Remedios, Medicine, and Healing at the Trinidad History Museum will take place on Saturday, May 4th at noon. I am … More Talks, Events, and Big News
Planting in canning jars and other large glass vessels is such a fun idea. I have seen these a few places now and I love the idea. My bamboo is planted in a canning jar. I love the idea of giving succulents in canning jars as gifts. I equally love the idea of using larger glass … More Planting in Glass Jars
We started our farm when the girls were young teenagers. They spent hours in the chicken coop with the new chicks, cooing to and naming them. Tempers would flare and they would take their own time out among the soft chirping and fresh straw. My youngest daughter and I (along with dad and Reed) have … More Farm Heroes and the New Chicken Yard, Greenhouse, and Shed.
We have a lovely art museum in Denver. The architecture is modern meets medieval and the exhibits change regularly. Floors of ancient and new art serve to inspire and educate. The museum makes sure that there are things to keep the children busy as well. Pads of paper and boards with things to look for … More A Field Trip to the Denver Art Museum