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Wisdom of the Pages (Vol. 1) – The Fellowship of the Ring

Wisdom of the Pages (Vol. 1) – The Fellowship of the Ring

Since the ancient Sumerians chiseled cuneiform into stone, the printed word has provided us with wisdom, inspiration and escape.  Each week in this Ferre Me series, Wisdom of the Pages, we’ll see what inspiration literature’s golden passages have to offer. Author’s note:  I didn’t plan to begin with […]

Inspiring Finds – 6 ideas to feed your inner artist

Inspiring Finds – 6 ideas to feed your inner artist

Each Tuesday I share a little round-up of things that inspire me, with the hopes of also inspiring you. From current to classic, from kitchen to closet to journal, here are a 6 right-brain engaging finds and ideas to help you stoke your own creative fire. […]

10 reasons why you absolutely need chickens in your life

10 reasons why you absolutely need chickens in your life

Almost 15 years ago, we built our little house in the country.  We were DINKs with grandiose plans to create a charming homestead, and we’d start with our own flock of chickens.  We’d do this, we decided, just as soon as we’d had our first child. […]

Photo Friday – Backyard Camping

Photo Friday – Backyard Camping

Last Christmas, my Dad gave my son, Alex (11), his first tent.  Admittedly, upon opening, Alex worked hard to stifle the “what the heck am I supposed to do with this?” expression.  Secretly, I wondered whether, in this age of Minecraft and smart phones, this […]

How organic is your organic milk?

How organic is your organic milk?

I’m not a hard-core organic consumer.  Like many, because going all organic can be cost-prohibitive, I pick and choose.  I concentrate on the most important foods (aka the dirty dozen), like apples, strawberries and spinach.  I try to eat mainly whole foods, but sometimes a […]

Motherhood Starts Here

Motherhood Starts Here

All aboard. Whether we slip into the motherhood car with the grace of Mary Poppins, or stumble in a la I Love Lucy, we all board the train and embark on a journey to direct a life yet lived. The endless tracks stretch beyond view, and […]