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  • 2016 Recap: Farm Garden

    September 30, 2016

    Cornstalks on the ground, and Jasper tilling up the old pea patch for garlic.  That’s what it looks like on the farm this week.  The only things still standing are the late sunflowers and the pumpkins, which are slowly ripening. I didn’t feel as bad as I usually do cutting down the farm garden this year, knowing…

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  • On the Bright Side

    September 28, 2016

    Some days you find out your farmhouse is full of cluster flies, and other days you find out you’ve got an old school bus hidden in the trees. Life.  It is always an adventure.

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  • Cluster F(lies)

    September 26, 2016

    When we began talking about moving out to the farm, one of the reasons Jasper was really excited about building a new house was that there were no flies in the upper field.  When it was decided that we couldn’t build new and would instead fix up the old house, he mumbled something about having…

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  • 2016 Recap: Backyard Garden

    September 23, 2016

    It’s no secret that I’ve been mourning the end of summer since August 31.  But, oh my goodness, today autumn came in like a freight train.  A freight train full of drenching rain. I console myself with the fact that we shouldn’t have a frost for at least another month, so I’m not exactly calling quits…

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  • Autumn Musings

    September 19, 2016

    I’ve finally admitted to myself that the summer is at it’s bitter close; the long, languid twilights giving way to the darker days ahead. I used to wake with the sun at it’s 5:00 rise, check my clock, then pull a sheet up over my eyes for another blessed hour of sleep.  Now, the alarm clock’s…

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