Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Where I am posting...

Sorry I have not had a chance to blog here about life on the farm, soon, possibly after a busy fall of working and harvesting on the farm and working at some garlic festivals, after getting a schedule down with homeschooling both boys while entertaining a 17 month old, after a busy photography season full of mini sessions, 2 weddings and other sessions...lol, so yes, the plate is full. In the mean time I am doing a photo a day project with Silas, b/c I just do not have enough on my plate :)
Check it out :)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Life on the Farm

I just realized I have not blogged since our move to the farm almost five months ago...I will share more words later on how wonderful life has been for us here, there is no doubt in my mind that we made the best decision... for now I will just share photos....

To see many more go here!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

I'm Back! Well, kinda....

So I completely abandoned my blog, life with three boys just was not allowing me enough time to get on here! Well, I think last I discussed how our family was going to try RV life on the road full time...well, small change of plans, hopefully next winter we will be doing that, our new adventure will be life on a farm!

A few months ago we found a classified ad looking for a family to live rent free on an 80 acre organic garlic farm! We decided this was kind of perfect for our family and responded to the ad. After some phone conversations, some lunches and emails we decided this was an amazing opportunity for us and we will be moving in 3 weeks!!

So it will be quite the change for us suburbanites, but we are all really looking forward to giving this a try. We will be able to save enough money to hopefully travel next winter while we are not needed on the farm.

We will be moving a little over an hour from where we live now, and my husband will still be working at Whole Foods, just cutting back his hours a bit. I will come back to work with old clients and hope to pick up some new clients in our new town. (The farm will be an amazing location for photos! Woods, ponds, orchards, wildflowers etc, etc!)
The boys and I will also work on the farm as much as we are needed. Max and Sam are on egg duty of collecting the eggs a couple times a day!

Anyways, I plan to blog about our new adventures here on the farm! I do not look forward to packing up and moving though. I have such mixed emotions, although we will only be an hour away, I will be so far from great friends and family :(
I am so happy that my boys are really excited about it! I love the idea of them growing up there!

[the farm house which will be our new home]

[our new feathered friends]

[newly rebuilt barn]

So, I hope to get back into blogging, especially so friends and family can hear about our new life as farmers! It's so hard to not sing the Green Acres theme song when thinking about it all :) But really, this is so exciting for all of us, owning a farm has always been a pipe dream we knew we could never financially work out, so this is the next best thing.

The land owner/farmer and his wife live on the property a few hundred feet from our home, and there is also a single woman who was a montessori teacher/musician (who really hit it off with our kids) and another wonderful older couple who live on the property. It is like a little community :)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Sunday, July 11, 2010

52 weeks of me and my children #6

Here is week #1, #2, #2.5 , #3, #4and #5.

Silas has discovered two things this week, his tongue and the ability to stick it out, well as far as he can because he is tongue tied, and he also discovered his reflection. He is just giddy over both of these things :)

And this would be my I just scrubbed a toilet look...btw, do boys pee with their eyes shut?) Since the haircut I have to rock a headband during the day around the house, the hair in my eyes can slowly drive me mad. I also found hair in my eyes during a photo session is not so cool either.

But Silas was being his sweet self and I had to grab the camera. I combed his hair up after his bath and it stayed like this all day!

SO...I have not been in the blogging mood, much like tang-soo-do, clarinet, tai-chi and knitting, it will probably be yet another thing I will not stick with :) I will at least do this 52 week project, but I am realizing it's not easy with my older two boys! They are hard to get to sneal a picture with! Silas is an easy target.

I also think it is because I have been so busy, playing outside mostly with my kiddos. Hanging out at the playground, new free sprinkler parks, playing in the woods etc...and I have worked a lot these last few weeks and I am waaay behind on editing photo sessions...this is causing me some stress...anyway I am sure when the cooler weather comes I will be blogging more..it just fell back on my list of priorities.
I think most people tend to be on the computer less in the summer months...

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wordless Wednesday...ok, it was supposed to be wordless....

Ok, not so wordless....My husband is the real gardener, I help him water :) But when he read an article about planting veggies right out of a bag of soil, I was a bit leary...mostly b/c of how unsightly I thought it would be...

But it is working beautifully and you can barely see the plastic bag! We are getting a lot of cucumbers and I love how they grow up my porch :)

We get little to no sun in our back yard so my husband removed shrubs from the small front yard (I do not like shrubs!) and turned it into our veggie garden!

There are a ton of cherry and grape tomatoes growing and teasing us by s-l-o-w-l-y turning ripe for us to eat!

Here is a photo from last month. It is funny b/c we live on a street where every house is kinda on the perfect side...perfectly edged and weedless lawns (chemicals!), perfectly trimmed hedges and shrubs, weeded flower plots, etc, and then there is our house :) We like the motto of "eat your yard", some urban, ok, suburban gardening. We like "weeds" and prefer to call them by their real names! Most weeds are wild edibles that we eat!

It's nice though b/c most neighbors complimented us on how it looks nice :) Even there there is sooo much that needs to be to the outside of the house and yard....don;t even get me started....oh my, and then there are the inside projects...

Saturday, July 3, 2010

52 weeks of me and my children #5

Here is week #1, #2, #2.5 , #3 and #4....

Silent Saturday

I have lost my blogging-mojo....just not enough time or motivation these days...