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Can You Be Sad And Grateful?

Sorrow is not something we like to seek or dwell on. I think our culture even tends to tell us that we should do everything we can to kick sorrow out of our lives. But as the saying goes, “Balance is key.” Even in the Bible we read that Jesus was a man of sorrow Read More

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Kiwi, The Sweet and Tenacious One

There are times in life when it seems that time itself stands still and everything hangs on a moment. Saying goodbye to our sweet Kiwi (right) was one of those moments and it seemed to take a lifetime. We had only been married about a year and sadly had to say goodbye to a faithful Read More

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Chickens, And Ducks, And Gardens, Oh My! Part 2

  There are days when you feel young and full of life, and then there are the days that make you feel a lot older than you really are. 🙂 I just turned 39, but I usually feel older or younger than that. I’ve heard Joel Salatin say that the average age of farmers in Read More

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Chickens And Ducks And Gardens, Oh My! Part 1

Here’s the story of how we muddled through the “teenage days” of our ducks and chickens within two months of moving onto our farm. I look back and almost can’t see how we did it, even though I’ve been the one pushing hardest on the projects concerning the birds. Our timeline is not what we Read More

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Honey Bees!

We got our first swarm of bees from a local honey store a couple weekends ago. It was fascinating! My husband has wanted to have bees for a long time, so his excitement was contagious. We went to Copocos at the appointed time. They did a great job organizing so they could give demonstrations on Read More

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Happy Earth Day!

As we explore more around our 5 acres, I am finding plants I love. All these little things are confirmations to me that we are exactly where we should be. Gives me that cozy content feeling. 🙂 When we moved away from Loveland four years ago, the lilac bush I had planted had just reached Read More

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A Few Moments To Remember…

Tonight as Joshua was playing in the shower, I looked out of the window. Such a small, simple, every day thing to do, right? Well, those few minutes changed my entire day. Though the picture may not look like much (and you can see the reflection of our bathroom light), that view reminded me of Read More

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7 Days And Counting Down!

As we wait for closing day, there is anticipation, incredulity, excitement, and even some terror.  🙂 It’s like surfing this huge wave with all the exhileration and focus of accomplishing something you’ve never done before.  I got to do some surfing in Costa Rica on our honeymoon, so the above picture totally captures how I’m Read More

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Waiting and Preparing To Move In…

We have about three weeks as we wait for our closing date; 23 days to be exact. 🙂 There were a couple minor things on the property that needed to be addressed, but that’s done. Now I’m looking for boxes and packing stuff up around the house a little at a time; books, extra food Read More

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Blog Facelift

I have a new picture at the top of my blog. And I am writing about it because I want to thank Patrick Hegarty for donating this picture to me. He’s an excellent photographer and captures a lot of the birds and wildlife of northern Colorado in stunning ways. Thank you Pat, for this amazing Read More

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