Stories from the Homestead: Disappointments and Failures

Disappointments. Failures. I hate those two words, and coupled together, they just send my senses to an absolute unmatched level of frustration. In any area of my life, I don't handle any of these things very graciously. I let the very essence of them creep into my attitude and my thoughts. Lately, there have been…

Stories from the Homestead: The Hope of Spring

The tiniest blades of green pushing through winterized soil, what a beautiful thing. Soil so hard and worn from winter's wind beating down upon it, is now the soil from which the new begins to grow. Every time I walk outside and see the specks of green, I am reminded of the hope of spring.…

Stories from the Homestead: Just Breathe

This last week has brought an unfolding within the global community. There is confusion, mixed feelings, strong feelings, love, hate, passion and apathy. It is overwhelming and difficult to take it all in. This, cupped with the struggles and problems of every day life, can leave a person feeling suffocated as we breathe in all…