The Longest Road

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Nolan and I were were feeling pretty plucky the day we bought our beloved 3.2 acres, originally part of a family estate. We’d heard tell of our neighbors — we will call them the Whites — a somewhat notorious family from Meat Camp, known mostly for their criminal endeavors, which had included an all-too-recent burglary […]

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See You on the Other Side Papa

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We were in the throws of slathering the chicken coop with a final coat of bright white barn paint and settling into the new normal of life under litigation when mamma called to tell me I should consider coming home to Florida to see Papa. He seemed to be losing himself, she said, and if […]

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Life & Death on the Farm


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For most of our short time farming Heartwood, I’ve felt like I was slogging through a pit of mountain clay after a hard rain. And, sometimes, the difficulty of working a full-time job and launching a start-up farm (while building your forever farmhouse) is so immense, I forget how much we’ve dared, survived, witnessed, and […]

December 24, 2017

The magic in saying ‘yes’.


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Friday, December 8th broke cold and snowy. The first winter storm to hit Boone, Benji, was fast, unexpected, and overwhelming, dumping 7″ of snow on the farm and wreaking havoc on our plans to send the pigs for processing, close on the construction loan, pour concrete footers, and add long-awaited (and now very necessary) power […]

December 11, 2017

The Longest Road


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Nolan and I were were feeling pretty plucky the day we bought our beloved 3.2 acres, originally part of a family estate. We’d heard tell of our neighbors — we will call them the Whites — a somewhat notorious family from Meat Camp, known mostly for their criminal endeavors, which had included an all-too-recent burglary […]

December 5, 2017

See You on the Other Side Papa


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We were in the throws of slathering the chicken coop with a final coat of bright white barn paint and settling into the new normal of life under litigation when mamma called to tell me I should consider coming home to Florida to see Papa. He seemed to be losing himself, she said, and if […]

May 7, 2017