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Kirsten Longmeier
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On the Road
We just arrived back from a 10-day long road trip to Colorado for a family member's wedding. It took us days to prepare leaving behind a (very) hungry flock of sheep, too many chickens and a garden and orchard that are struggling in their 3rd month of droug...

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Works Completed: A Toilet and a Table
Perhaps it's a strange thing to post about the inner workings of one's bathroom, but I can't help but share the completion of our compost toilet! Last week, we put the second coat of paint on and added a second toilet to our bathroom, which is still out of ...

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Garden Playdates
I've recently discovered the trick to managing our massive garden with a toddler, which is to borrow other mother's children (aka playdate) for a morning or afternoon. I often feel as though I am "borrowing" them however when I find myself texting my mother...

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Beautiful Homestead Film: The Better Angels
A Terrence Malick film and true to his traditional style, it is immaculately slow and quiet. It is a vignette on the early days of Abraham Lincoln living in an eastern hardwood forest with his family. There is always something to glean from movies like thes...

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Sacred Sunday
A day of rest, family, connection, friends and relishing in the sweetness of life

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Still lambing and some haircuts
I'll be the first one to admit that I still feel very much like an amatuer when it comes to raising sheep. This is to preface my apologies to our dear ewe, Loki, who was chased around the pasture for a half hour while in labor by yours truly. Mothers: can y...
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