Glittering Grace

” Across the plains of glittering grace, behold Winter’s beautiful face” “…But all along the Rockies you can feel it in the air From Telluride to Boulder down below The closest thing to heaven on this planet anywhere Is a quiet Christmas morning in the Colorado snow…” Nitty Gritty Dirt Band “Country Roads Take Me Home…” John Denver The deer pictures were taken from my front door.  The rest were taken driving to see our daughter.  Colorado is certainly a beautiful place to live and we are lucky to see all the seasons in all their glory. Continue reading Glittering Grace

A Photo Journey of Adelaide’s Birth

The morning was quiet and spring-like.  The birds sang brightly as the dawn arrived.  Isabelle was pressed against the wall of the lean-to and was quiet.  It was time. I made a strong tea of nettles, motherwort, red clover, and red raspberry leaves and poured it into her drinking water along with molasses. The chickens were maniacal in their calling as I waited and prayed for an easy delivery.  They were driving me mad as their cacophony seemed to rise with each contraction. The lambs stayed quiet, face to the sun. The contractions increased. “A foot is sticking out!” Doug … Continue reading A Photo Journey of Adelaide’s Birth

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)

A Halloween Blessing (and my favorite goblins)

May your trick-or-treat paths be not so dim, may the monsters you encounter be not so grim. May you get your share of the candy out there, but not the belly ache from eating your share. May the goblins that haunt you be your own, may the grandkids and children find your home. May the winds calm down and the moon shine bright, may you have a spectacular Halloween night! And now, if you’ll indulge me, I have to do the grandma thing and show you a million pictures of my monsters… Trick or treat!   Continue reading A Halloween Blessing (and my favorite goblins)