11 Years with my Love

Today is my 11th wedding anniversary.As I look at the legacy we are building together, I'm overwhelmed by the beauty of it.Cleaning out our living room, I found a sheet of paper from 2015 before our first child was born, right around our 5th wedding anniversary. On it were written a series of what I … Continue reading 11 Years with my Love

Preparing for Goat Births

This is a very exciting year for me on the homestead, as it is one I have literally dreamed about for about 5 years. We are awaiting the arrival of our first Guernsey goat kids. This will be the first animal birth on our little homestead, which is very exciting. I've confirmed Luna's pregnancy, and … Continue reading Preparing for Goat Births

Homestead Update

This is a brief one because we're busy busy around here. We're focusing attention on setting up the market garden. We had some compost delivered to speed up our soil ammendment process and we're building up the rows. In between 18" rows, we will have 12" woodchipped paths which will hopefully aid us in cultivation … Continue reading Homestead Update

Communication Struggle and Fear

I'm dragging out my soap box, so, you've been warned. I've really struggled to effectively communicate with people for the duration of... Well, my whole life. But especially since this asinine masked-ness began. Face-to-face speech is my preferred method of communication, where I can see, hear, and understand people. Even then- I struggle to hear … Continue reading Communication Struggle and Fear

Prayer Journaling

I got myself a journal for my birthday, and because I'm now more conservative in my use of resources than I was in my 20s, I invested in a leather refillable one. Oh my goodness, the smell of leather, unbleached paper, and fresh ink is unequaled. Nerdiness aside, I had done some deep thinking- something … Continue reading Prayer Journaling

The Big 3-0.

Today was the day. My thirtieth birthday. Wow. Three decades. A drop in the proverbial bucket in view of eternity, but a spanse of seemingly endless years to my children. And admittedly, it feels simultaneously like an eternity and an instant. Today was full of my favorite things. Mostly good food, good smells, good books, … Continue reading The Big 3-0.

How My Spiritual Life is Like a Fountain Pen

I am a connoisseur of fine writing instruments. I collect quills, nibs, inks... My hobby in middle school and high school was dissassembling the various pens my dad would bring home from conferences and study the mechanisms. What made this one write so smoothly? What made this one so satisfying to hold? What made this … Continue reading How My Spiritual Life is Like a Fountain Pen

Advent Poetry: The Turn of the Tides by C.S. Lewis

Hello all! With the weight of anxiety lifted by combination of prayer, preparation and good old-fashioned positivity, I was able to give ponderance to more writings on the incarnation of Christ. Being that C.S. Lewis is one of if not my favorite author, as well as sharing his distaste for all the consumeristic obligation this … Continue reading Advent Poetry: The Turn of the Tides by C.S. Lewis

Advent Poetry: Shadows, D.H. Lawrence

As a means of brightening my own soul as I rebuke anxiety in my own mind during the coldest, darkest part of the year, I've decided to intentionally cultivate joy and gratitude by focusing on Christ and that which points to Him and the good, beautiful, and true things in this world. So I thought … Continue reading Advent Poetry: Shadows, D.H. Lawrence

When I need a little help

"Your children don't need you to be perfect, they need you to love them." Those words from Sally Clarkson were reverberating in my mind, my house full of rambunctious kiddos. I was struggling. I mean really, truly struggling emotionally and mentally. I had so much rage I couldn't stop crying. Everything was frustrating and angering. … Continue reading When I need a little help