Encouragement through Elderberries

Getting rid of the goats was a necessary albeit discouraging change for us on our little urban farm. I mean are you even a farm without goats? Chickens are basically a backyard pet. Yesterday the girls and I were able to pick our elderberries for the first time. We realized we were harvesting a little…

Owning Dairy Goats Changed Me

“Did you grow up on a farm?” is a question I hear often when people are desperately trying to develop a schema of someone who would have an urban farm. I actually find the question really annoying. “Of course not!”, I want to shout. One of my earlier posts was I Hate Animals. I don’t…

Delight in a Puddle

There was never a puddlea puddle she would not splashWith glee, delightNo matter my admonishments.Does she hear them?Does she hear my complaints?about her clean dress her nice shoes my washed floors For how could that matter?How can that carrycarry the weight that is lifted when the droplets glisten in the air?As they fall around her…

We’re selling our herd

We’re very sad to report that we’ve decided to take our family and farm in a different direction and sell our entire herd. The biggest reason for this is that Jimmy just doesn’t have the time. His commute to his new job is longer and he can no longer work from home. I don’t mind…

A Lukewarm Bath

A friend of mine recently posted pic on social media of her children enjoying ice cream cones. She wrote this “As we sat outside and enjoyed this nice day, I couldn’t help but be filled with gratitude. We are safe. We are healthy. We are privileged. My heart is breaking for all the families at…