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    A Little Update

    I’ll do my best to keep this short, but I wanted to let you in on a little of what’s going on over here so you can keep up with some of the changes… If you’ve been following along, you know that we recently finished up the produce stand and opened it for business. It sounds all exciting and official, but hardly anybody knows we’re here, and we’ve sold a few beans and some cucumbers since opening. That’s okay, I’m going to keep at it, and eventually, I know that things will change as we work on getting the word out there. Because of the produce stand, I started a…

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    “Summer Vacation”

    It’s that time of year already. HOW IS IT THAT TIME OF YEAR ALREADY?!?! Weren’t we just having snowstorms? Isn’t it still February? The winter that wouldn’t die? And yet summer is almost staring me in the face. Everyone is talking about last days of school, graduation days, summer vacation, road trips, and gardens. I keep seeing all of these pictures of these lush, green gardens from people I know who live south of here, and it makes me feel so behind. And yet I’m not! This weekend is the weekend most people plant their gardens in our area. Summer vacation. It’s a weird term to somebody like me. The…

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    May 23rd

    I’m starting this post with a big, heavy sigh. Life. There is a sense of peace in knowing that this world is broken, and that this isn’t the way God intended things to be. We might live in a broken world now, but it won’t always be that way. Even though I look forward to what is to come, I’m not in any rush to get there. This broken world is still amazingly beautiful. Maybe that’s why it bothers me then that time feels like it’s just slipping through my fingers. Here we are, on May 23rd already. We’ve almost completed 5 whole months of the year. I keep thinking…

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    Story of My Life

    For the last, I don’t know… maybe 7 years, the story of my life seems to be something like this: I clean a room, something breaks. I fix something, five messes spring up. I try to tackle a new project, the house becomes a war zone, and when I go to clean it up, another 10 things are broken. And through it all, I just barely manage to take teeny-tiny baby steps forward. Oh, an 85% of all messes or broken things are the result of having kids, a young (very playful) dog, and chickens. To be fair, it’s not always like this. We have been able to take bigger…