Dots and Threads: What is your ONE thing?

Funny things happen when you seek direction and clarity in your life. Sometimes you wander, grasping into a fog that may seem never-ending. Sometimes, lightning-bolt moments happen during a conversation, during a shower, during a movie. Sometimes, a book jumps out at you, and alters the course of your week. Many of these have happened to me lately. Brene Brown in Rising Strong encourages keeping your eyes open to the dots in your life — the events or moments that perhaps add up once you connect them all together. Since reading that a few weeks back, I’ve been better about journaling and being more aware of my feelings and events...

Why, hello again!

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Hello, blog. Long time, no see. It’s been what? A little over a year? Gosh, you’ve changed. Me? Oh, you won’t believe everything that’s changed for me in the past year. Where do I even begin? I’m a whole new person. I’m complete. I’m, as Elizabeth Stone said, “forever to have my heart walking outside my body.” What a beautiful gift motherhood is. What a challenge, what an adventure. On December 18, 2015 at 11:19 p.m., we welcomed the sweetest early Christmas gift I’ve ever seen. Before, during, since and for a long time to come — my world has revolved around this darling thing. We lost our beloved Honey right after...

Chicken Chronicles: The Ever-Growing Flock

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After adding five more chicks to the Miller Homestead, we decided to give Showgirl a go at sitting on 4 eggs… and they all hatched! Needless to say, there are lots of feathers and fluff about the home now! 🙂 We were lucky to catch this one as it hatched – she was a day or two younger than the rest: And here is Showgirl’s flock after three weeks:  ...

Chicken Chronicles: Two Weeks Old and Bold as Ever

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It’s been such a delight to watch the chick’s personalities take flight. (hehe, pun intended) 😉 We’ve had some incredible weather lately so the chicks got a little outing that they weren’t too sure about at first. After thirty minutes or so, they were exploring, taking dust baths, and nibbling grass. To combat brooder boredom, we also put a mirror in their cage, and the chicks are quite enamored with it. (Or should I say, with themselves?)   Hope you enjoy the pics. These little suckers are growing fast—soon they’ll be fully feathered and moved to the outdoor brooder in the big coop. Sniff, sniff. Where does time go? 🙂...