Blogging 2.0

Hi there, This was a slow year on the blog. After taking a quilting hiatus and spending more time in the house and less time on the farm — my two favorite blog topics: our farm and quilting — disappeared. I really enjoy writing about our farm, but it is...

Building a new office and writing space

We have a new office! Here’s the real truth: working from home is hard. Here’s my old office before baby and after baby. It sounds like this glamorous dream where you never get out of your PJs or have to leave the house. But, the new wears off pretty...

A Second Book

Last year, I read a really great book called Share Your Work by Austin Kleon. You can read my review of it here. Austin encouraged his readers to share their unperfected, unfinished, half-baked work and ideas online. He also encouraged his readers to talk and think...

Wild Geese by Mary Oliver

Poetry is hard sometimes. The lack of words leaves me wanting more. And, maybe that’s the point, the distilled words of a poem have no room for excess. So I must read slower, think longer and revisit them from time to time. I thought of this poem this afternoon...

2014 Review: Growth & Management

My word of the year was: growth. John’s word for the farm was: management. Growth For me, growth rang true in a real, physical way. I watched my stomach grow larger and larger as we awaited the birth of Joslyn Shea at the end of October. I spent the last two...