Week in Pictures

This week has been an interesting one. Saying goodbye to the 4 acre property that we knew would turn into a headache rather than a blessing was hard, but ultimately the right decision, and now we wait and see what comes up. The hardest part!! So with that, we are continuing to prepare for the unknown – and one of…

Guest Post: Language (2015)

Hola blog readers! I’ve been discovering pieces that my husband wrote in years past that, since he is no longer a regular blogger, would be fun to share (I have his blessing, of course), so I thought I’d kick off with this passion piece where he discusses his love of words and language in general…enjoy! ‚ÄúThere is plenty of evidence…

5 Things to Stop Doing – NOW!

A few months ago, I was mentioning to a hiring manager – a CLIENT – over the phone that I would be out of the office for several days because we were celebrating my husband’s 50th birthday. He then actually had the nerve to “joke” with me that my husband was “robbing the cradle”, and when I calmly mentioned that…


When I heard about the mudslides in Santa Barbara, where I lived from 2002-2005, the first thing I did was email my old friend Angela down there. We had worked together closely for two of those three years and affectionately referred to each other as “Sugar Buns” named after the dessert at the Chinese buffet we went to at least…

Listening to my gut: the real estate edition

Okay so I never thought I would be quoting The Rock, but this really spoke volumes for what the past few days have meant for me. On Friday we extended the formal offer for the property and on Saturday we received an acceptance from the seller. But when that call came in, I felt nothing but nausea. No giddy, gleeful…

Week in Pictures

Whether it be street art or wall murals, the one thing I can say I love about Portland is that this kind of creative expression is definitely on the rise. Sadly, it’s almost all commissioned work (unlike in Melbourne and other cities where so much more of it is done for the sheer love of art…btw, see this, this, this…

Now We Wait…

And now we wait. I walked the property with the surveyor on Tuesday, and today, Friday, we’ve put together an offer to present to the owner. We were hoping that the adjacent property (see the cool old barn? it’s on that property.) that’s owned by the same guy, would be tacked on for a reasonable bit more, but after initially…

2017 in Pictures

Every year I look back and every year I’m grateful to be moving forward. Here are a few of the memories from our 2017… JANUARY Proud to be part of the Women’s March here in Portland, and inspired to get even louder as every day goes on. #resist Our holy-crap once-in-a-decade snowstorm hit, where Dan learned how to shovel snow…

Painted White

Our transition to debt-free off-grid Homesteading

Gardens at Coppertop

learning, growing, and learning more -- life on the Olympic Peninsula

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Eternal Bloom Farm

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The Clay Life

One family chasing a life of dirt.

Life Corked

Living Life One Day At A Time

Dragos Farm

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Compass & Cobblestones

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No Harm In Farmin

Homesteading for the Hungry

Impatiently Waiting

by Andy and Heidi Dawson

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... life on our Hawai'i Island farm

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A new life on an old farm

A Flower That Lives On A Star

Adoption Through The Eyes Of A Birth Mother

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Learning To Live Again After Unsuccessful Fertility Treatment.

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My midlife crisis made me want to live simply. Unfortunately, there isn't much simple about it most days.


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- Childfree LIVING

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A bit farm, a bit science, a bit infertility.