One Little Word for 2018

As I was scrolling through the interwebs the other day, I saw several posts about people choosing “One Little Word” for 2018. They each used the hashtag #olw, so I knew that it must be Read More …

Home for Christmas

There are few things more daunting than holiday hustle or flying cross-country with small children, and yet we decided to combine these two joyful circumstances and head back to California for Christmas. In a (semi-) Read More …

Merry Christmas from the Farm!

“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.” ~Laura Ingalls Wilder We arrived on the Read More …

Work is Not a Dirty Word – Part 2

Part two of a three part series Last week, I wrote a little about how we made the decision to leave behind all that was familiar and leap into the farm life. That post was Read More …

We Chose the Future – Part 1

Part one of a three part series As many people know, Chris and I were born and raised in the same small (for California) town that our own daughters were then born in. In fact, Read More …

Homemade Pie and Aerosol Cheese

The other day, I made a pie. This is not, nor should it be, an earth-shattering revelation, or a proclamation worthy of fanfare. Anyone who knows me knows that I love sweets, and I love Read More …

But Why Braham, Minnesota?

“But how did you find Braham, Minnesota??” If I had a dollar for every time I have answered that question, I would have enough money to take you out to breakfast at The Park Cafe Read More …

The Farm’s First Deer

It took 34 years and 2,000 miles, but Christopher got his first deer. In our past life, had he wanted to, Chris could’ve gone deer hunting every year from mid-August through the end of October. Read More …

Love Grows Best in Little Houses

Love grows best in little houses, with fewer walls to separate. Where you eat and sleep so close together, you can’t help but communicate. If we had more room between us, think of all we’d Read More …

Where It All Started

“I’ve never said this to anyone out loud, but I have always wanted to be a farmer.” That sentence was the first step – of many – on the path that brought our family to Read More …