I do not have a lot of words today from yours truly, but there are lots of things i can recommend checking out… From, Adventures-in-Fertility. Wish I’d been so sharp that early on. Perfection: What Women Want: A Vivid Portrait of Female Lives Around the World. Fucking hell: Lobster found with Pepsi logo ‘tattoo’ Proof positive Kate Winslet, Miley…

Blogger Award (thanks C!)

Thanks to Cynthia at Making Peace With the Wrong Side of 40 for this blog award. As requested… 1 Name and thank the one who nominated me (see above) 2 Give a brief history of my blog (2008-present, started as I prepared for the death of my father, took me through several post-divorce years, showing my evolution as a woman,…

Ho-Ho-Holidays? Whatever you want ’em to be…

…Christmas in the 1970s… “For many, Christmas has morphed into a consumer driven, rum punch soaked cornucopia of excess spending and false cheer. I was tired of being a part of that and honestly, I wanted to end the year with more money in my pockets than when I began.” ~ (source) “We just decided we’d rather spend half as…

Week in Pictures

Oh hell yeah! In a “there’s nothing in the house” whining moment, we realized we have a crap ton of duck eggs and semolina, and that with a pinch of salt meant Dan made us homemade pasta and I grabbed the rest of the chopped bacon from the freezer, mixed it with the last bits of sundried tomatoes from this…

Prepping for 2018…

It’s an interesting thing, making the decision that you will move your whole life to a completely new town. You look at everything around you and wonder, will I miss it? From the landscape to the community to the things in your own home, making the decision to relocate brings about an auditing process of sorts where you have decided,…


Some days I have no words left. I’m exhausted after picking up Ruby’s ashes this morning, so I’ll let these article’s titles say what I don’t have words for, whether they be about issues or solutions or putting out some good food for thought…or even just appreciating the little things in life. I have noticed over the years that while…

Week in Pictures

As I mentioned, Monday was the worst day, saying goodbye to Ruby. She wore her “smart red jumper” to keep her warm and safe on her travels and I sit here in shock in this silent house, where just moving my chair away from the table or the sound of my laptop’s trash bin emptying would get her up and…

Standing at the Crossroads (i.e., grow or die)

“A woman looks back at her life and ponders where she has been and how far she has come. Now is the time when she grieves the loss of any unrealized dreams she may have had when she was a young woman, and prepares the soil for the next stage of her life.” ~ Christiane Northrup, MD, on perimenopause (from…

Nine Years…and still truckin’

Nine years. NINE YEARS! How did that happen… This month marks the beginning of my 10th year as a blogger and I am still stunned at the time. Beginning as a way of working through my father’s death, talking about the relationships and events of the day that were affecting me, moving into a true eco-focus, talking about Stumptown life,…

Three Days

On Monday we have made the decision to bid farewell to our dearest pup Ruby. We’ve discovered a massive tumor in her belly this week which, along with her Cushing’s disease that is now in its advanced stages, is causing her what can only be tremendous pain. She is now bandaged up and cuddling up with Dan as I write…

Dragos Farm

Happy little farm family working towards a sustainable life


stories from a small homestead

Black Adoptive Mom

Infant Adoption for a Single Mom.

Compass & Cobblestones

navigating the path to parenthood through adoption

EthioAmerican Daughter

Thoughts on living between two worlds

Scott B Harris - The Injured Brain

Living with an Injured Brain every day

A blog about foster care adoption and living progressive values.

A Life Wholly Lived

A perfect pattern emerging and growing and alive...


The BitterGreen Truth

Existential Musings of a Mad Woman

My thoughts (often nonsensical), feelings and most importantly experiences...

it's inconceivable

infertility, ectopic pregnancy, life after loss, involuntary childlessness

No Harm In Farmin

Homesteading for the Hungry

Impatiently Waiting

by Andy and Heidi Dawson

Feeding My Family

Growing, preserving, and preparing food for my family.

earth to dome

Adventures in Land, Homesteading and Geodesic Domes

our hawaii farm

... life on our Hawai'i Island farm

sprout & sprig

A new life on an old farm

A Flower That Lives On A Star

Adoption Through The Eyes Of A Birth Mother

Sliding Doors

Learning To Live Again After Unsuccessful Fertility Treatment.

making peace with the wrong side of 40

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


Navigating my new life as an infertility survivor, one day at a time

Different Shores

- Childfree LIVING

Bellfern Homestead

2 part-time homesteaders trying to leave the earth a little better than we found it

Alaskan Blueberry

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