Life On An Urban Homestead

The air is cool this morning.  Autumn just whispers.  A  little early, it seems to me.  A lovely few weeks of monsoon broke us out of our months of triple digit drought.  The farms are half fallow for lack of water.  On my little urban farm, the rain has brought forth abundance and we are…

Ten Secrets to Living a Simple and Enchanted Life

1. Notice Something New in Nature Every Day.  This could be while walking down a city sidewalk to work or in your own field of hay.  Take a moment to smell the air, see the different colors that nature has painted that moment, listen for birds, see butterflies flitting by, spy nests, and laugh at squirrels….

Simple Pleasures and Tragic Fires

The fires rage on.  The town seven miles south of us is evacuated.  So many of our friends have evacuated.  My friend pulled up to the shop to get a bottle of Furry Friends Anxiety from us, her car filled with two exchange students and nine cats on their way to a hotel.  Hundreds of animals;…

Taking a Day of Rest

Time to stop and smell the flowers.  Doug snapped these beautiful photos yesterday.  Beautiful evening. In our hectic society we are taught to go, go, go!  The more one can get done, the better. But the whole reason behind taking a day of rest is to recuperate so that we are more efficient and healthier…