Hilde Is Here

It's true! And she's really lovely, currently lounging next to me as I write. Georgie has a face full of lipstick and is asking if I can get her a ladder so she can be a helper, lest you think it's quiet around here. Hildegard Ramona Guinn Anderson* was born on July 30th, after two … Continue reading Hilde Is Here

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Ginger Bugs & Plum Blossoms

I originally posted this over on the Spruce Tips instagram, but thought I'd repost it here for folks who have yet to join the ol' Spruce Tips train.  We’ve been really into homemade sodas lately: lovage syrup became homemade Cel-Ray, bits of leftover pineapple became pineapple ginger soda, and we just turned the lingering plum … Continue reading Ginger Bugs & Plum Blossoms

All quiet on the southwestern front or: how anxiety is eating my lunch

All quiet on the southwestern front, I know. It's hard to write when things are hard, not because there is less to say, but because it feels like those things might be less worth saying. My instagram feed this weekend was a flurry of sunny pictures from the garden along with captions detailing my anxiety. … Continue reading All quiet on the southwestern front or: how anxiety is eating my lunch

Lately

My friend Gina at Popcorn and Pandas does this great recurring series called "Lately" that she adapted from another blogger (you can check out all of Gina's Lately posts with links to the inspiration here).  I love the idea of checking in with yourself and creating a record of the things that drive us every … Continue reading Lately

Sowing Seeds

I am not a farmer. Well, duh. I wish I were; all of the things I wish for myself--discipline, consistency, faith, foresight, intuition, production, connection to land and season and creature-- are contained within the farm. I know some incredible farmers.  I have visited some incredible farms. I've put in a couple of hours of work … Continue reading Sowing Seeds

Way Out West

Walks in the woods, changing leaves, new friends, new place to lay our heads. We're learning the plants and the playgrounds, which library has the best puzzles (Downtown) and which one the best blocks (Southside). Winnie dressed up as Hermione for Halloween (or, HERMIONE GRANGER, as Winnie says, EXPELIARMUS!), Mike was Harry Potter, Georgie and … Continue reading Way Out West