Blueberry Journey: All Hands

How did you transplant your blueberries? Lots of hard work and persistence. We can honestly say we’ve never done something so mentally and physically demanding. And not just for a few hours, for full days. The backhoe arrived as scheduled and Rich got to work learning...

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Mournicopia

Mournicopia: Living between mourning and coping. Let’s get you all up to speed. Saturday I broke two fingers stacking wood, Sunday our dog went missing from our front yard, Monday I laid in bed and mourned, Tuesday I rescued Rich from a truck breakdown, Wednesday Rich...

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A Letter To Our Homestead 2017

An open letter to our homestead, not as much for you as it is for us. After the blueberry series, we needed a little time to reflect on not only our goals for the new year ahead, but more importantly to recognize all that we’ve accomplished this year. It’s easy to get...

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Foraging For Greens

The natural look of orange garland and foraged wreaths seems to be a frugal holiday trend this year. While we’re not usually ones to follow, I loved the idea of wandering our property to collect items to decorate our home. Foraging for Greens I thought we had a pretty...

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Salsa Verde

At the end of the summer, when I saw how many tomatillo plants we ended up with, I distinctly remember looking at Rich and saying “what are we going to do with all these?” As usual, he responded “that’s your job, I just grow em’.” We had never grown a tomatillo a day...

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Simple Orange Garland

When we moved, we lost all our Christmas decorations and tree. And by lost I mean we left them in storage and didn’t realize it until months later. Last year we decided to take an economical route and make handmade decorations with the kids. I thought it was great...

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Blueberry Journey: The Test

I woke up to darkness, but my mind was 100 steps ahead of dreamy slumber. Clean up last night's dishes, cook chili to feed the troops, sweep the floor of yesterday's mud, prep the trailer with our gathered tools... the list seemed never ending in anticipation for what...

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Why Is Merino Wool So Expensive?

Taking our Wiley Woolly to shows always results in the same things. The touch, compliments on how soft the blankets are, and then the brave ones ask “How much?” Some are bold enough to say they can just make it themselves, but most nod and walk away abruptly ending...

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