• A New Woodshed and a New Knee

    September 5, 2018

    I don’t tend to think of myself or Jasper as complete newbies out here on the farm – we’ve been growing things for going 15 years now!  But in the real farm sense of the word, yeah, we are complete beginners. Take our first woodshed, for example. It’s such a pretty shed.  Made out of…

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  • Seven Ways to Make Home a Magical Place

    September 4, 2018

    This post may contain affiliate links. Click here to see my disclosure page. Where does magic truly happen?  It should be in the place you love the most. Here are seven ways to make your home a magical place   Your home should be a special place to you and the people you love the most. …

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  • Rainy Days, Again

    January 23, 2018

    Writing about the unseasonably warm weather we enjoyed for a few days last week certainly seems to have jinxed it.  The rains came back with a vengeance.  They always do though, this time of year. And I think I’m going to be OK with it (as long as it stops, to some degree, by spring). …

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  • Wood Stoves (And Woodsheds)

    January 11, 2018

    I’m one of those people who are always cold. I honestly can’t even imagine living in any part of the world where the temperatures drop precipitously and the snow falls heavily.  Heck, even the eastern part of the Pacific Northwest sounds pretty awful to me in the winter!  I am definitely a West-of-the-Cascades sort of…

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  • In the Ashes

    May 3, 2017

    Wandering through the aftermath of a house fire is much worse than actually watching the house burn down. Even though this was a necessary step for building our new house, the absence of the old farmhouse is jarring.  When we pulled up the driveway for the first time since the fire, I felt physically sick.…

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