We are home. After three weeks on the road we are home and so happy to be here. We had a wonderful trip visiting old friends and animals and homes. It was invigorating and exhausting.  And it was all I needed.  A little distancemakestheheart exercise in loving and appreciating home. 

Home is as white with snow and as cold as bones. Chores this morning were as disorganized as a circus and as filled with poop as a farm and as familiar as the good friends we just visited. We ate our own eggs last night and slept in our loyal bed. 

Today is for reintroducing our vacationed-selves to the responsibilities of the farm. 

Thanks to all of you very kind folks for your even kinder words about the baby we are expecting this coming July. It means the world to read such sweet and encouraging notes. 

This is a photo of Molly's house-pig, Lil' Honey, who we quite nearly took home with us. She had a killer mohawk and if we had driven a larger vehicle she would be prancing around our house as I write. Though, truthfully, with the amount of snow we have she is counting her lucky stars we left her in North Carolina. 


  1. I have been following your blog for quite a while now and I felt like one of my good friends had just anounced that they were pregnant! I actually missed your last post somehow. What amazing news and what an awesome adventure! I can't wait to see life on the farm with a Little! Congratulations. good Luck. And Grow Baby Grow!

  2. Can I get the phone number for Lil' Honey's stylist? Seriously, that's one haute pig.

  3. I don't have time to comment often as we have a rather new baby of our own, but I did want to stop by and say congratulations. Such a lucky baby to be born into such a life and to such incredible people.

  4. Glad you had a nice vacation, but just curious, who did you get to watch the farm while you are gone? I dream of having some goats someday, but wonder how I would ever get to go on vacation if i make that commitment.

  5. @diane, we had very good friends whom we trusted with the animals stay at our house for 3 weeks. It was wonderful, though a very rare treat. We paid them, hourly, and gave them a home and food. So, the incentives help. Usually Nick and I have to trade on and off for time-away from the farm. Good luck with goats! They are great creatures!!


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