Mountains and Ditches

I read an excerpt that asked the reader, “What would the title of your life be.”  I thought about it for a moment.  My life has been up and down.  My circumstances have dictated that I am either in the depths of despair face down in a ditch or atop most beautiful and inspiring mountain.  “That’s it!” I thought, Mountains and Ditches; the Story of an Eclectic Life!  This recent ditch was a doozy, as we pulled ourselves out of the muck and pulled our faces over the edge we could see the most beautiful mountain we have climbed yet.  My, the … Continue reading Mountains and Ditches

Setting Yourself Free (Part 5- Letting Go and Dreaming New)

I have written many times about how to manifest your dreams.  Write them down, set a goal list, talk about them, and watch them turn into reality!  It is a science.  It works.  What I haven’t written about is what happens when that dream comes true then gets taken away?  How do you restart?  How do you manifest a new existence when the circumstances are being laid out for you. Someone responded on my blog post Sunday that they hope I find what I am looking for.  That bothered me all day because I did find what I was looking … Continue reading Setting Yourself Free (Part 5- Letting Go and Dreaming New)

The Forever Farmgirl (keeping the faith, new beginnings, and the ongoing homestead)

I wonder if life thus far has been preparing us for this.  Doug and I love bed and breakfasts.  We travel when we can and see as many as we can.  We even considered opening our own.  We lived through the coldest winter of our lives and came out stronger and loving the sun even more.  We have been practicing and perfecting every homestead skill we can think of in order to be more self reliant and to encourage others to do the same by teaching these skills.  We have amazed even ourselves by being able to grow food in … Continue reading The Forever Farmgirl (keeping the faith, new beginnings, and the ongoing homestead)

A Field Trip to the Hot Springs

The mountains were alight with the glow that only comes from thick blankets of snow.  An illuminant feel to the air, light and free, while whipping through the valleys of highways to get to our destination.  We had escaped. We didn’t get as much snow as everyone else and we figured if we could get through the drift on the driveway and if the dirt road had been plowed it would smooth sailing up the roads to the mountains.  The two hour drive was beautiful, the glistening snow fresh and the roads were not treacherous as we had feared.  We were … Continue reading A Field Trip to the Hot Springs

The Magical Homestead (and spreading positivity)

We have moved to the most beautiful place on Earth, I am certain.  I feel overwhelmingly blessed to have been given such a gift.  It is a different world out here. The certain way the prairie hills undulate and the distance from neighbors makes it feel very much like we are alone out here, the sky seems to fall at a curve leaving us to believe we are ever in a snow globe. The chickens are snug in their warm coop and the goats look like abominable snowmen with their thick fleece.  The views from their pens are utterly graceful … Continue reading The Magical Homestead (and spreading positivity)