Great Joy

Great Joy

Rumor has it Monday is Christmas. Like what? Normally, I’m Mrs. Christmas. I love the season. The carols, the cards, the baking, cinnamon spice and everything nice. Garland, Christmas trees with red ribbons. Lights wrapped around the entire house. Oh, how I love the quietness and the stillness on Christmas Eve. Candles in the window, singing songs with my church family, gingerbread and tea waiting for me when I get…

Goodbye, 3 Birch Farm

Goodbye, 3 Birch Farm

Happy Winter Solstice! The long days are returning again. I couldn’t be happier. This is also a time for reflection. Reflection on the year that has passed. Winter solstice, Christmas, New Years, this is the best time of the year. Reflection, rest, rejuvenate. And currently, we have been reflecting on 3 Birch Farm. We drove away from 3 Birch for the last time on Sunday. Everything was cleared out, everything…

The Quest for Order….and Underwear

The Quest for Order….and Underwear

Something wonderful happened on the farm last week. The farmer and farmher both got new underwear. I KNOW! Isn’t it exciting! Truth of the matter is, we’ve been going like mad people since we hit the ground running in September. And while we’re still running, the chill on the breeze has pushed me more inwards. Inside the house. Huddled in the warm kitchen with some sort of warm and comforting…

Homemade Brownies

Homemade Brownies

The world is turning grey. Just meer weeks ago everything was ablaze. Bright red, orange, and deep gold covered this entire landscape. The gold from the soybean fields mingled with the flaming back drop of trees to make everything look like it was on fire. And now the blaze is dying down and grey has taken over the world. With the greying of the fields, trees, and sky I have…

How to Make Pumpkin Puree

How to Make Pumpkin Puree

Truth be told, life is not going as planned. Do you know what my plan was? 5 kids. Yup. 5. I figured by number 4 they’d just be walking out. So 5 shouldn’t be that bad. Know how many kids I have? Not counting goats or dogs, I have none. Not a 1. I was going to have them all by the time I was 30. Then I would have…

Spiced Blackberry Coffee Cake

Spiced Blackberry Coffee Cake

Once upon a time there lived a girl. She lived beside a giant blackberry patch, but year after year the birds always beat her there. But this year she made it her mission to get there first and checked on said blackberry patch every day for months and months, watching the little berries grow, and change colours until finally they were that beautiful dark jewel tone. Lovingly she gathered the…