How Now Brown Cow

It's been one year since Reed Burns gave me one cow to figure out how to produce grass-fed beef in San Miguel, and what a tremendous year of learning it's been -- and hopefully far from over. I find it all so very fascinating, interesting, satisfying and completely heartbreaking. One year later … [Read more...]

I’m 50!

I recall with a pang in my breath the times my mother mentioned Christmas was not the same without her mother. I barely flinched, I may have flashed an eye to meet hers, but rarely did I extend compassion to my mom when she spoke of such things. More than likely I returned to my own desperate … [Read more...]

What is a Modern Farmer

Two years ago, I was hit with a powerful waterfall of emotions and tears as I blurted out I wanted to be a Modern Farmer, in the last hour of the last day of a Sonia Choquette six-sensory workshop. A Modern Farmer, what the heck does that mean?!! Aside from the magazine of the same name, I was very … [Read more...]

October 2015 PicTweetArt

Don't be sad because October is over, be grateful you had the opportunity to feel all the autumny-feels xx ~~~ This week I made the transition from using pencils and erasers to only using ink pens and I love it! It's totally nerve-wracking because I look at the paper and I say, "OMG PLEASE DO … [Read more...]

Temazcal we meat again

This past weekend, there was a "Festival of the Spirit" event happening in the park across the street from our casa; how handy was this? Incredibly handy! It made for a really lovely weekend in the neighborhood; the sounds of pan flutes, conch shells, drums and kirtan came softly wafting through … [Read more...]