Holiday in Pictures

Cassoulet for Christmas Eve dinner! For those not familiar with this French comfort food dish, the closest thing I can kind of compare it to is gumbo. You soak white beans overnight (I was a bit short so added a small bit of kidney beans which were fine as well), then boil them in broth with a smoked pork hock,…

My Brain (a guest post)

One extraordinary series of events in 2017 is that my husband has started talking more openly about his traumatic brain injury and how it has affected his life, from who he is to how he thinks to where it presents obstacles he never had before it occurred. I am so proud of him for talking about this and in turn…

Three Things This Holiday Season…

Happy holidays to everyone out there! The snow is coming down in Portland on Christmas Eve, my husband was let off work early, just as I was visiting him to deliver homemade espresso truffles to he and his team, I took him on my annual grocery store ‘goodwill’ mission, passing out gift cards at Safeway to people with lots of…

Week in Pictures

“The winter solstice has always been special to me as a barren darkness that gives birth to a verdant future beyond imagination, a time of pain and withdrawal that produces something joyfully inconceivable, like a monarch butterfly masterfully extracting itself from the confines of its cocoon, bursting forth into unexpected glory.” ~ Gary Zukav It’s going to be a long…

Let the Finger Crossing Begin…

The acreage we’ve been craving. Fairly flat with some gentle slopes and backing up to a forest. 6 minutes to town by car, 27 minutes by bicycle. In my home state but more of who I am today and where I want to be tomorrow. (We’re making an offer.) That’s all I can say for now as I don’t want…

Week in Pictures

I parked next to this Wonder Woman car the other night…how cool is that… I’ve been to the Grilled Cheese Grill a million times but never sat inside the bus…considering my Australian husband never took a big yellow bus to school, I had to give him the experience, right? Killer ceiling mural don’t you agree…? That being said I think…


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…

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No Harm In Farmin

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Impatiently Waiting

by Andy and Heidi Dawson

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A Flower That Lives On A Star

Adoption Through The Eyes Of A Birth Mother

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

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