Tag: #farmlife

  • Holiday Hangover

    Holiday Hangover

    I don’t mean an alcohol-induced hangover. I mean a hosted Thanksgiving and spent several weeks planning, shopping, and prepping and now it’s the day after and I’m EXHAUSTED hangover. I never hosted the family Thanksgiving before, so this was really exciting for me. I love this house so much and knew from the moment we […]

  • Farewell, nice weather

    Farewell, nice weather

    A year ago today, we went into contract on this house. That was an exciting and terrifying time. I loved the house so much (even without a dishwasher — a situation we rectified as quickly as possible), but the size of the yard was incredibly intimidating. Almost a year later, we have no regrets. Yes, […]

  • A colorful October

    A colorful October

    “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables It’s amazing how vibrant the fall colors are out here on our 5 acres. I’m not sure if this is a normal autumn or if this is a particularly splendid year. It takes my breath away almost […]

  • Team candy corn

    Team candy corn

    Not that my post is about candy corn. I just happen to be eating some right now (it goes great with Hershey Kisses, by the way), and I know that people either love it or hate it. If we have it in the house, we can’t stay out of it. I guess it’s a good […]

  • Not quite fall, not quite summer

    Not quite fall, not quite summer

    The past few days, we’ve been in what is known as “false fall.” Though it’s still a bit warm for hoodies and hot beverages. Except in the mornings and evenings. “Second summer” will be here soon, with temperatures heading back up near 90 by this weekend. The leaves are still changing, and the hummingbirds and […]

  • A change is in the air

    A change is in the air

    I usually think of August as being one of the hottest months — not so much this year. The temperatures have been pretty mild and comfortable for most of the month. We’ve had a few warmer days here and there. And with the leaves starting to change, I can definitely tell that fall is just […]

  • Product love!

    I’ve been meaning to write a post for some time about products I love for yardwork and gardening. I just haven’t gotten around to it until now. Note: I am not being paid to promote any of these products. I just happen to love them. Clothing/Accessories Women’s Heirloom Gardening Overalls from Duluth Trading Co.: I […]

  • Fledged! And an update on fruit production

    At our last house, we had robins and mourning doves nesting in our yard every year. It was fun to watch, especially after the babies hatched. Of course, we’re on a much larger property now. And I see bird nests all over the place. But none of them were in a good place for observation. […]

  • Drink in the wild air

    It’s still very much summer, but I can see that fall is around the corner just by the changes in our yard. I am already harvesting ornamental gourds, for one thing. I am growing those specifically for fall décor. I broke in my dehydrator by drying some cherry tomatoes. It took FOREVER (more than 24 […]

  • Summer Harvest

    We’ve been here for nearly 7 months now — more than half a year — and while I’ve learned so much already, there is still much more to learn. Meanwhile, we are discussing what projects we need to do once growing season winds down. My main focus right now is the summer harvest. I have […]