Sometime in the summer of 2011, I was bit by the bug: the start a big garden, have some animals, be more in touch with your food and your land, bug.  The biggest issue with all of this, of course, is that we were living in the high desert, high-cost real estate place that is Denver, Colorado.  It was time for a change, so we (myself, my husband, dad, and brother, along with the little kid that keeps us so very busy,) packed up and headed to family property in Arkansas.

A year and a new baby later, we decided that Arkansas wasn’t an ideal fit for what we wanted and set out again, this time landing in Northeast Ohio.  We have six acres and some chickens, but the to-do list stretches longer than ever.  Gardens, goats, pigs, and the hope that one day, we’ll play a part in most every aspect of the food we eat.  My kids will be close to the land, and I won’t have to worry so much about high fructose corn syrup or GMO.

Is it a lofty goal?  Sure.  And I’m sure we’ll do a lot of things wrong along the way.
That’s why I’m writing about it on the internet, after all.



2 responses to this post.

  1. I’m really enjoying your blog – the content is terrific (I love the sound of the Jalapeno Peach Jam!), and have nominated you for a Liebster award. I hope you accept the nomination – it’s a great way to promote content to a wider community!

    You can find the details here:



  2. Posted by Lynn on February 2, 2014 at 10:31 am

    I enjoy your blog, Court!


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