Farm Fresh Family

Learning life's lessons on an organic farm in the mountains.


Farm Fresh Friday: Week One

I’ve decided that every Friday I will write about the highlights and important events of the week. This was our first week on the job, so I have a lot to share!

A highlight for me this week was discovering that I can bring Clare to work with me! I wasn’t sure how much I was going to be able to contribute to the farm, but it looks like I will be able to work at least for half the day everyday. Clare has been so patient and seems to be really interested in everything that we’re doing on the farm. She gets bored occasionally, but I just make sure to pack a little bag with snacks and activities. Her favorite thing is splashing around in the troughs in the greenhouse. Everything is a sensory table on a farm! And after next week, the other little girl that lives on the farm will be back from vacation and Clare will have a playmate. They got along great when we came to visit last month.

We feel lucky to be able to share moments like this with Clare during the work day:

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Moving Update & Clare’s New Farmhouse Room

We’ve been so busy I don’t even know where to begin! This is the first time I’ve had a chance to sit down with my laptop in almost a week. Moving went great! We’re starting to get settled in and unpacked. We also had our first day of work today. I was able to seed lettuce plants for a solid four hours while Clare went back and forth between Rob and I. I feel very lucky to have such an easygoing little girl because I’ll probably be able to bring her to work with me most days! Most moms know how hard it is to balance work and parenting, so the rarity of that opportunity is not lost on me. I feel very grateful.

Sunny Window Seat

I think the move was a little bit confusing and stressful for Clare, so my first priority upon moving into the house was to get her room completely set up so that she would have a little place where she feels safe and secure. Her little room was sort of unfinished when we moved in, with untreated wood paneling on the walls and cut carpet laying on the floor. The first thing on the list was Continue reading


Pinterest Roundup: 5 Pretty Window Seats

Moving is super stressful (you do not want to see my house right now), but my favorite part is getting to the new place and making it a home. Right now, I’m getting really excited about getting Clare’s room set up and pretty. Her room in the cabin is unfinished right now, so I’ll  have a blank slate to work with. My favorite feature of her new sunny little room is the built in chest right under a window that I plan to transform into a girly, cozy window seat. What little girl doesn’t want a window seat? I always did as a kid. What a perfect place to sit and read a book or daydream!

Here’s some of the inspiration I’ve been finding on Pinterest:

1. I love the mix of prints in a pretty pink and purple palette in this gorgeous room.

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Daddy Makes Beer! : Our Afternoon At Odell Brewing Co.

Our Afternoon at Odell Brewing Co: Farm Fresh Family
For the past year, Rob has had the great pleasure of working for Odell Brewing Co., the best brewery in the entire world. Their IPA, (called simply, IPA) puts other India Pale Ales to shame. Their Scottish Ale, 90 Shilling, is one of my go-to beers. So flavorful, yet so smooth. And my favorite: Friek, a cherry sour Continue reading