Showing posts from November, 2012

i want to live on a farm

i'm really glad for diversity and that plenty of people want to live in cities since that keeps things balanced. but for me, it's the country life all the way. 

darin and i live pretty close to town but eventually we know we want to move to a more rural area. i'd love to have chickens, goats, a donkey, a horse. cats galore and a barn and old rusty farm equipment.
or maybe we would like to run a pear orchard with a little pond and wild turkeys and shaggy sheep.
or we could grow and harvest organic sunflowers, or run a salsa farm like ellen meloy and grow tomatoes, onions, and peppers.
all i know is i have always had a dream of wearing long calico dresses with pinafores, a baby on one hip and kittens in my apron pockets, scattering seeds with sun on my cheeks.

my dad kind of lives on a farm. he lives on the property of my brother in law art's grandparents, if that makes any sense, and they have a bunch of animals and a huge vegetable garden and all kinds of interesting …

Bounty from the Northernlands

here we go, the height of all fall's bounty:  we got our bioregional swap package!
in case you aren't familiar with the delightful project i speak of, mary from terrallectualism has hosted this swap for a couple years in a row and it is mighty fun. you gather items that you feel represent your bio-region and send them away to an assigned partner who, in turn, sends you a package of goodies from his or her own land.
my partner was sweet Tracy from northern Michigan and oh, the goodies she sent!
 birchbark, acorns, a trivet of beach stones, hand-tapped maple syrup, homemade blackberry and blueberry jam...
and even crafty decorations to get my home thanksgiving ready...look how talented she is! Tracy says she has made a bunting like this for each season for her home, such a great and festive idea. i plan to use it year after year.

have you ever seen a stone like this? it's called a Petoskey stone and it lived on Michigan's floor underwater about 350 million years ago! it…

if you like babies in bonnets...

then here's some eye candy for ya....

here's a whole slew of pictures of my babe last week on a warm fall afternoon.

nothin left to do but smile, smile, smile....

I LOVE FALL!!! i know everyone is saying this right now, but the cooler temperatures, fluttering leaves, gentle sunlight, pumpkin spice candles, caramel lattes, sweaters, warm socks, ghostly moons, leggings, apple crisps, long shadows and even a bit of rain, well all of this really puts a sparkle in my eyes and a big goofy cozy happy grin on my jack-o-lantern face. 
happy november, and happiest 35th birthday to my magician, daddy extraordinaire, my own personal spooky mulder :) love-o-my-life!