Tag Archive: family

A mess of green.

I have seeds coming out my ears, soil everywhere, and living things all around me. I should be overwhelmed, but mostly I'm just excited. Okay, I'm a little overwhelmed… Big news for the week is that I applied for an LLC and got approved for a booth at farmer's market with some friends. I don't have my website up yet, but you can see me on facebook. It's not much to look at yet. I'm working on our logo, and hopefully we'll grow into a good family business over the next few years. We'll grow as much as we can on our little lot, and then plant some bigger stuff (winter squash and corn, mainly) out at the land. I'm drowning in ideas, but there are only so many hours in one day.… Continue Reading...

That’s all right…

I recently read this and it inspired me. I’ve been really trying to embrace my life and my humanity, learning to separate what is worthy of change and what is not. The more I learn about what matters to me, the more confused I am sometimes about what we (as humans) spend our time worrying about. The backwards questions we ask ourselves… "Am I attractive enough?" not "Am I healthy enough?" or "Does my house look good enough?" not "Am I living a life that reflects my beliefs and my morals?" I don’t know, these are bad examples. But truly, I have my fair share of superficial and unrealistic standards for myself. Oddly enough, those standards generally don’t extend to other people. I love it when I enter a house that is slightly messy and lived in.… Continue Reading...

Garden in early August

The garden is thriving. It’s silly at this point to try to take a new picture, because it just changes so fast. The pictures were taken a week ago, right before we left to spend a week on Lake Huron with Jeff’s family. Now there are tomatoes turning red and yellow, peppers taking shape and changing color, summer squash up to our ears, the flowers that I planted are blooming, and there’s more every day.

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Super duper update!

Vacation was lovely. It was quiet and relaxing, and mostly really nice to watch my parents play with my little girl. We dipped our toes in the lake, we read, we drew lovely scribbly pictures, we ate scrumptious food, and we enjoyed the scenery. I also played a nice tight game of scrabble with my folks, which I really want to do more often.

Now I’m busy with the buzz that inevitably comes with the summer months. Everyone is out and social, things are happening and in the air. Right now we have lots of people around us- two good friends staying with us at the moment (one actually just went home to NJ this morning), so there’s never a lonely meal around here, plus a steady stream of friends and family.… Continue Reading...