Planting the seed (or, why I chose to be my own boss)

I’ve been a freelance writer and editor off and on since 2005. It happened by accident. We were living in Germany at the time, and I had a travel blog to keep friends and family updated on our adventures around Europe. Because of that travel blog, I was approached to write some travel guides for … More Planting the seed (or, why I chose to be my own boss)

Spring at the Farm

I love experiencing our first spring here. The yard seems to always be muddy and the weeds are out of control, but I love witnessing the changes in our woods, our pond, our trees … Living here is hard work, but I have no regrets. It’s rewarding, tremendously peaceful, and quiet. Right now, I’m focusing … More Spring at the Farm


There is something new to see almost every time I walk around the yard, especially now that Mother Nature is waking up from her winter slumber. I took Blitz out for a walk around the yard during my lunch break. I was shocked and delighted when we got to the pond. Blitz wasn’t paying attention. … More Surprise!

New car!

Life has been a whirlwind these past few months. In a good way. Yesterday, I bought the first new car I’ve ever financed on my own. (I’ve financed cars on my own before, but they were always used.) Actually, it’s an SUV — a 2022 Hyundai Tucson SEL. The need for an SUV became apparent … More New car!

Spring marches in

Well, it’s more of a tip-toe, really. But the days have been warming up, and I can definitely see the shift in the seasons. The fun part has now begun where I get to see what pops up in the garden beds. Yesterday, I also noticed hyacinths starting to emerge from the dirt. Two of … More Spring marches in

Dreaming of Spring

“February” by Jane Goodwin Austin I thought the world was cold in death; The flowers, the birds, all life was gone, For January’s bitter breath Had slain the bloom and hushed the song. And still the earth is cold and white, And mead and forest yet are bare; But there’s a something in the light … More Dreaming of Spring