Friday, December 4, 2015
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Here at Somerset Farm I am reaping the benefits of the 'seconds'. Vegetables that have a blemish or leftovers from market. In addition to the vast array of veggies I already love, I have discovered radicchio, napa (a kind of cabbage), bitter melons (nasty), yard long beans (that aren't a yard long neither are they beans for that matter.), and ....okra! Recipe suggestions anyone?
Monday, July 13, 2015
Those of you who still follow my sporadic blog posts may remember me vaguely mentioning seeking God's will about a change of direction in my life. In January I returned from Bolivia, leaving part of my heart there and wondering about the significance and purpose in the rest of my life. The series of events that followed shook up and emptied my vessel so to speak. All the things I had been working toward were obliterated, it hurt and I questioned what was happening. In the midst of the storm I felt God's hand and peace flooded my soul. A question that had been nagging the back of my mind came to the forefront. Go in debt to start my own farm where I can make a very small impact in people's lives or go back to school and get an education so I can ignite the passion I feel for farming in the lives of many. I asked for guidance and things began falling into place, every step was assured by that peace that passes all understanding. So here I am a few short months later living in Edenton, North Carolina on an organic produce farm on the path to pursuing a degree in agriculture education.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
I was innocently minding my own business, sitting on Mom's porch when I realized that I was being spied upon. At first she was curious peeking her nose out to peer down at me, then deeming me insignificant she turned her back and as if to add insult to injury hung the tip of her tail down to let me know that I was beneath her in status as well as position. Suddenly the tail disappeared and my lap was commandiered as a substitute throne. Apparently she thought this useless peasant should be put to good use. "PET ME, NOW." "As you wish my royal hineyness." (Seriously Puddin' get over yourself! ;)
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
OK, so I am a day late and more than a dollar short, but I want to give a big shout out to my amazing Mom for her birthday. She inspires and encourages me to not just go with the flow, but to really live and experience life. To become all that I can be, and to make a difference along the way. Most of the time I take her for granted, (she is "mom",she is always gonna be there, she has the answers, she can fix it, etc.)but recently something happened in my life that made me see her in a new light, and appreciate her more.
Over the years she has held many positions in our family: wife, mother, cook, housekeeper, teacher, referee, chauffeur, and much more. Since I now live on my own I have discovered a greater respect for all that she does for us, her family, but above all this, I have also discovered a wise and trustworthy friendship that is priceless. I love you, Mom!
Thursday, April 23, 2015
I started leading a Fitness encouragement group, Fit to Farm, via facebook. I actually went on my first date in almost two years, but it didn't work out. I discovered that you can choose to love anybody but there is nothing that can compare to that soul connection, even if you have a lot in common you can't make that spark happen. I spent about a week of intense sewing creating my brother John's wife Kasie's Wedding Dress! Now I am taking a brief break before jumping into the work of the coming season.