“Come over here for a minute, I want to show you something” – the most tantalising suggestion you can make to an almost three year old. I walk into the garden and she follows, humming to herself. I stop and crouch down at a raised bed covered with straw, which I part to the side, … Continue reading The Sweetness of Spring
Spring is coming and after a difficult winter of poor health, I am feeling inspired by the possibility of change and growth. My youngest turns three next month (which means I can almost see the light beyond the high demands of babies and toddlers), I’ve introduced some new habits into my routine and diet, and … Continue reading March – Five Things that Inspire Me
I’m back. And I have so much to tell you. For the past five and a half years I’ve been deep in the frenetic, slow, joyful, depleting, isolating, transformative phase of self-discovery that is birthing and raising young children. There wasn’t much time for blogging, though there were a few false starts. I became a … Continue reading Here I am.
Today I came across a great little blog series called Day in the Life of a Homestead via Little Mountain Haven. I read through most of the blogs during our daily quiet time, which is when my toddler plays quietly by herself, my newborn naps in the carrier and I get some downtime of my … Continue reading Day in the Life on a One Acre Homestead
Well. It turns out that pregnancy while parenting a toddler and the subsequent birth and first three months aren’t so easily compatible with keeping up a blog. At least for me. But, here is the beautiful result of that: Still, I really missed this. I recently made a commitment to my writing life that I am very excited … Continue reading Through the Seasons
I am so proud that I grew these beauties. Do you remember when I pulled thinnings back in June to make room for growth? This is the gorgeous result. Now I want to grow pounds and pounds of beets next year. I’m going to juice the beets and steam the greens with butter and lemon. so many … Continue reading Beet the System
I can’t get enough of greens. Green food revitalizes me. Green also happens to be my favourite colour. I am so pleased that my daughter adores green food, too. She loves broccoli, peas, beans – she even eats raw kale and chard from the garden. A girl after my own heart. The other week I needed … Continue reading All Things Green and Good