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A few more seashells

Last week I posted about collecting moments at our family farm like I would seashells at the beach. Here are a few more from our most recent trip home. Last week it was all about family. This week, the moments are focused more on the land we love so much. Sunrise is...

Maple Syrup Season in Appalachia

Vermont gets most of the maple syrup press, but Appalachia produces its fair share of the sticky, sweet stuff. West Virginia has 75 or so farms producing more than 2,500 gallons of syrup in a given year. And February into March is harvest season. The trick is to tap...

Five Takeaways for FIFTY Years

Yesterday was my fiftieth birthday. Which feels more surreal than anything. I just can’t wrap my head around the fact that I’m starting my sixth decade! Weird. It does invite introspection, though. And I’ve been thinking about what I’ve learned...

What’s Your Thanksgiving Craving?

We’re spending Thanksgiving with my husband’s family this year. And I while LOVE spending Thanksgiving with them, somehow the food isn’t exactly what I grew up with. Oh, it’s delicious. Adding homemade macaroni and cheese to Thanksgiving is genius. But it’s not...

It’s a New Website!

You may (or may not!) have noticed that my posts have been a bit off lately. The result of a website overhaul and launch! We’re still ironing out a few final kinks, but it’s largely done and ready to knock folks’ socks off the way it has mine!...