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It’s a New Year (Ewe)!

I have actually been looking forward to making the time (sitting down and slowing down) to write and start out the year with you. I am wanting to shift the focus of this blog a bit and have it be a more personal time to share with whom ever is reading it. (I’m always a […]

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End of a great year!

What a wonderful year this was! (yes, I know there is still a week left….) however I am leaving for Australia to be with my son, Cary and his wife Amber and their son Valentine to wrap up 2015 in Oz style! It’s full on summer there so it beach, sun, water and fun! I’m […]

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Week 41

I’ve actually missed a couple weeks as we have been busy with extended family weddings, bringing on new apprentices, farm dinners, employee retreats and a new little heifer calf, named Gracie! She was born 12 days ago but her mama accidentally stepped on her a fractured her right hind leg. The first week was challenging […]

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Week Thirty Eight

What a beautiful time of year this is… the weather is cooling down a bit and there is a sweet breeze most of the day. The plants look a bit greener and the pool stays cleaner. We celebrated Seyla’s 12th birthday on the farm this weekend, she is our oldest grandchild. Here are some pictures […]

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Week Thirty Seven

I don’t know how I get my weeks so mixed up… but it is Week Thirty Seven that just finished up so here you go! My birthday started with my women’s group celebrating! What a sweet gathering it has become and how precious it was to share my 65th birthday with them…. thank you all. […]

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Week Thirty Four

I absolutely love that no matter where we are my husband, the love of my life, can identify plants and is actually interested in sharing with others what he knows! We are on Vinalhaven, a small island off the coast of Maine, where Matthew and his family have been staying for the summer for over […]

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Week Thirty Three

Family has been my focus this week… here is Kate (our Cowgirl) loving up one of her favorite girls, Lupita! I absolutely LOVE this picture, so I couldn’t help but share it with you! It was a week of new life…Ruby gave birth to Frankie (short for Frankincense) and it all went well. I only […]

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Thirty Two

I have to admit it is a beautiful time of year for farming, AND, when your little grandson takes his first steps SOLO on his First Birthday, farming somehow doesn’t seem like the headlines of the week! SO here is Valentine walking towards his birthday Teepee with the loving guidance of his amazing mama! Something […]

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Week Thirty One

I love sunflowers, they simply communicate happiness to me! Every year we plant a row of them and I look forward to them coming up and showing me their sunny faces! This week started with my daughter Molly and her family coming for a few days on the farm. Here you see Kate, the cowgirl, […]

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Week Thirty

There is nothing like a vine ripened tomato still warm from the sun with a touch of good salt! WOW. I came back from San Diego, where we opened a new Cafe Gratitude to these heirloom tomatoes! It has been over 105 degrees for five days now and when I say warm tomato, I mean […]

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Week Twenty Eight and Nine

Some weeks I love for my afternoon cup of tea with my sweetie. It’s a full life we live and slowing down some days helps keep me centered in what matters most. These two weeks were a balance of healing family relationships and past and creating meals from the abundance of the summer harvest. Here […]

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Week Twenty Seven

Yes, I know it looks like I skipped a few weeks, however when I look back at the dates of posting it really happened a good bit ago… I got off on my number of the week of the year… so now we are current and accurate! It was a great week! As you can […]

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Week Twenty Four

This is the first year where I blocked out a week for family time. I have 9 grandchildren and realize if I don’t make time for them then I just stay busy and miss them, SO, this week was family time. Of course, it isn’t easy to get everyone together so they came and went […]

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Week Twenty Three

Meet Willy, he is the little boy Southdown Sheep that was added to our flock this week. He is so adorable and loves the girls! They seem so much more comfortable and safe having him around. We are enjoying getting to know our sheep. Carmela joined the coral with the sheep flock this afternoon, at […]

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Week Twenty Two

Meet Faith, Hope and Charity! Our new girls on the farm. They are six months old and sweet as can be. What is amazing about sheep is how they totally surrender when held. They are still getting adjusted to their new home so aren’t out in the pastures yet, but it is our hope that […]

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Week Twenty One

It is PEACH time of year! Spring crest are just about picked and have been delivered to the Cafe Gratitude and G Gracias Madre restraurants! They are sweet and juicy orange meat peaches and delicious! We went to our friends Dario and Valentina’s home in Napa a few nights ago, they are the owners of […]

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Week Twenty

What a great week of seasonally cool and breezy late Spring weather. The garlic is hung and drying and a beautiful crop this year. Cucumbers and the first tomatoes are in as are onions, making my new favorite salad – even for breakfast – possible to make. I cut cucumbers, onions, a bit of garlic, […]

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Week Nineteen

What a full week! First of this year peaches are just about ready to pick. Watch for them in your Cafe Gratitude or Gracias Madre soon! It is a beautiful and plentiful crop this year! We tried our first on waffles this morning and they are juicy and sweet. I got the best job helping […]

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Week Eighteen

This was the week of guests on the farm! We finished last week with a private birthday dinner, then this week a Slow Food mixer, followed by our monthly farm dinner and tour! It is so fun to share our cheeses, wine and vision for the farm and soil saving agenda we want others to […]

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Week Seventeen

What a joy it is to watch your grandchildren learn to be with and love the animals on the farm. This is Kate welcoming Carmela to the farm and to being led. There she is on her way to the barn with Kate encouraging her along the way. Onions and garlic are harvested and it […]

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