I’m about to throw down a metaphor here, and I’m going to ask you to go with me on this. Newborn babies have tiny fingers, but on those tiny fingers they can have long fingernails. Shockingly long, in the case of my daughter, 11 plus years ago. Howards Hughes after a particularly lengthy shut-in long. … Continue reading Courage as Big as a Baby’s Finger
I wanted to do a little post here of what I’m enjoying right now. Yay for life’s little pleasures! Sandra McCracken performing Thy Mercy, My God feels like being cocooned in cool temperatures, rainy days, and crackling fires. With Advent right around the corner, Sandra McCracken is coming on strong on my Spotify playlists right … Continue reading Friday Finds
This afternoon, a squirrel tried to run me off. If someone asked what I anticipated, when the morning got started, I wouldn’t have predicted a weird stand-off with a squirrel about, of all things, a nut. I was already tender when it happened. After the morning I’d had, I headed out to the yard, seizing … Continue reading A Squirrel and a Psalm
Our lives are busy. My husband owns and runs a small market garden (have I mentioned that once or a dozen times? ) about forty minutes away from our home. I work with him, and average close to 40 ours a week, about 8 to 10 hours less than he does. My daughter, Dorothy, goes … Continue reading Parent Fail: Dinnertime
Does what people read tell you about who they are? I did a trip to the library today, and came home with a stack of 5. (I’m nothing if not overly optimistic when it comes to reading.) Looking at this stack on my bed, I think, I don’t know if they tell you who I … Continue reading Whatcha Reading?
Our farm to table dinner went down like a house on fire. I don’t know if that’s actually possible? But that feeling- house on fire + it’s going down = exactly what this dinner felt like. Our guests left fat and happy, a salute to what is delicious about Southern eating, with a flourish of … Continue reading Like a Chef
Pictured below is the beginning of our second farm-to-table dinner. In the last seven months, I’ve become a farmer-ish, cooker-ish, host-ish person in the last few months. I’ve been a mother, and in only the last week I’ve added wife to those titles. Looking at this photo, I wonder: does that look like much? I … Continue reading Delicious, Beautiful
Things I googled today: What is price of 4 lb. bag of sugar? How to boil alcohol out of jelly? How much is in a packet of yeast? It’s a new day. My lovely, safe, former job is over. I gave my notice a little more than two weeks ago. I then froze up, and … Continue reading How much is that sugar?
Oh, y’all, it’s on. I have all these: With more coming in. Thank you, Lord, for my local library. This new life leap includes a baking element. Now, here’s an interesting fact about my baking bread to sell, for this small, commercial kitchen, on this family-run farm: I don’t, in fact, eat bread. I actually … Continue reading Bread, bread everywhere, and not a bite to eat
It’s a New Year and there’s a new opportunity in front of me. It’s big. It’s work and love-related and here’s the thing, folks, does that make it just crazy? It’s work and love-related AND it’s a risky endeavor. I alternate between dismissing it, a little mental wave of my hands, an eye roll, “that … Continue reading The Day It Begins