Finding Gratitude

This topic seems appropriate to me as we immerse ourselves in all things autumnal. The harvest time, the time when the breakneck pace of summer finally ends and we can once again take a moment to breathe and reflect. It’s also appropriate because I’ve gotten caught up in ephemeral things here lately and found it…Read more »

The Waiting Game (aka, Leaving the Moose Poop)

Helloooooooooo!!! Long time, no blog. 🙂 We’ve been busy here on the homestead, in some very unexpected ways. This summer had the usual homestead activities, picking cabbage, cucumbers and kale; gathering eggs; making nettle wine, etc. But we were also crazy busy with some serious home renovation projects. The house has needed some upgrades (new…Read more »

A Good Weekend

When you have littles, “the weekend” takes on a completely different meaning. Back in my single days (or dating days), “the weekend” meant a break from work, the option to sleep in, meeting up with friends, mimosa brunches, paddling on the river, bike rides, snowshoeing, whatever the season offered. It was dreamy. Weekends ruled. Weekends…Read more »

Sanibel

Last month, our family flew cross-country to join my husband’s family for a reunion-of-sorts on Sanibel Island. (We realized afterwards that our trek was very nearly the longest possible travel that could be undertaken within the contiguous United States – we live out west, and all the way north close to Canada, Sanibel is in…Read more »