Identity Crisis?

I’m just not a morning person.  I never have been.  My mom bought an alarm clock for my little sister and I when we were in preschool and kindergarten because she didn’t want to be the one to wake us grumpy girls up in the morning.  My sister adjusted.  I did not.  I like to […]

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Fall has always felt like the right time for change and this year we are making quite a few.  We are simplifying, downsizing, making room for opportunity.  The cows went to the auction block, every last one of them.  I’ll miss Tinkerbell but she has spent the past 5 years becoming less of “my cow” and more a […]

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A New Normal

Spring was not a time for growth and regeneration this year.  In fact, it’s been one of the tougher seasons of my adult life.  We said goodbye to Bitsy the Wonder Dog, then we said goodbye to my Grandpa Pete and then we lost my Dad.  It was bitter, it was cold and the storm front didn’t […]

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Not Much Happening…

I believe we are about finished calving out here on the farm.  I’ve decided to let go of the responsibility and let my father-in-law run the entire show.  If he gets to make all of the decisions then he can figure the rest out, too.  I just have Tinkerbell to worry about now and that […]

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Eggs for Sale…

So today I made my first official egg sale.  I met a gentleman in Bend and sold him a carton of 18 eggs for $4.  Of course – I threw in an extra carton for good measure…  Why not – I have so many right now that we are out of space in both refrigerators and […]

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Balancing Act

As time disappears into nothing more than brief flashbacks, I find myself wondering where the heck this summer has gone – and then it comes to me…  I’ve spent most of my summer trying either to be asleep or awake, neither of which has been much of a success.  Nightshift.  Extra shifts.  It’s not that […]

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