On Thanksgiving and Grief

On Thanksgiving and Grief

It’s been 364 days since I last wrote and I’ve never had so much inside me, yet so little power to articulate. The past year’s events mean life will never be the same. And yet in so many ways, life is the same. The week after my mom died I reached out to a friend who...
Grace upon Grace

Grace upon Grace

To be grateful is to recognize the love of God in everything He has given us — and He has given us everything. Every breath we draw is a gift of His love, every moment of existence is a grace, for it brings with it immense graces from...
The Last Summer Post

The Last Summer Post

The crickets felt it was their duty to warn everybody that summertime cannot last forever. Even on the most beautiful days in the whole year – the days when summer is changing into autumn – the crickets spread the rumor of sadness and change.”~ E.B. White,...
A Chicken Summer

A Chicken Summer

Summer was full of chickens:New chickens,old (grumpy) chickens,under-achievers,over-achievers,births,deaths.And problems (always problems)… and projects (always projects)…The chicken problem we deal with most often is broody hens. The natural instinct for...
Oregon Berries

Oregon Berries

If reasons were as plentiful as blackberries,I would give no man a reason upon compulsion.~Shakespeare, Henry IVA couple of years ago I was reading a post by one of my favorite homesteaders, Quinn at Reformation Acres, where she mentioned in passing she was excited...
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