Category: Farm Life

  • A Recipe to Remember

    A recipe from my mother in-law: one fresh-pulled onion, a dash of salt, and a piece of buttered-bread.

  • The Funny Side of Things

    Of course, being so open about Juliette’s death and burying her on the farm has sparked some humorous moments, too. Like when Vivienne’s friend said, “Vivienne said that the baby is buried over there, but I can’t see her.” To which, I gently replied, “Oh honey, that’s because we buried her under the ground.” To…

  • On The First Day of Summer, 2010

    …Vivienne had her first underwater tea party. (Sorry, didn’t bring the Nikon to the local pool. We’ll remember it in our hearts.) …We picked 1 cup of raspberries from our wild plants. (Only 4 more cups before we make that pie!) …We signed up for a Gold Card at the (new-to-us) local grocery store and…

  • Strawberry Season

    In the oven today: Strawberry Muffins (A recipe from a B&B that Ryan and I visited on one of our wedding anniversaries.) 400* Grease muffin tin. Sift: 2 C flour 2/3 C sugar 3 t. baking powder 1/2 t. salt Cut in: 1/3 C soft butter Stir in: zest from 1 lemon Mix together: 3/4…

  • Let the Fun Begin

    One of the best things about living on the farm is that people love it (especially children)! Although we are looking forward to inviting a couple of chickens over, we’d much rather have dear friends. And look! The fun has begun!

  • Googled:

    “how to hatch chicken eggs” Just call me Farmer Laura. Yes, we hatched eggs in Kindergarten years ago, too. But it is suspiciously more difficult this time around. Let’s just say there was a LOT the teacher didn’t tell us.

  • Light in the Shadows

    Amidst the mourning, there are rays of pure light. Like when I saw Ryan riding the tractor down the lane for the first time. Like when Vivienne swings tirelessly on the tire swing. Like when Lia does, well, just about anything. My life surrounded by such beloved people. After all of the loving and heartache…

  • When Moving to a Farm…Part 3

    Gather your beloved family close and make a place for each one. On Sunday, we buried Juliette Abigail Booz (Young one; Joy of the Father) in a beautiful place by the water, right here with us. *** God opened the roses just in time for her memorial. *** Losing Juliette is truly the most difficult…

  • When Moving to a Farm… Part 2

    Step 2: Secure a pair of floral rain boots. As I always say, if you have to walk in the mud, you might as well look good doin’ it.

  • When Moving to a Farm…

    Step 1: Plant Strawberries. ***

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