october love.

october love.

We love October. Nesting. Walking. Laughing. Campfire-ing. And so much more. This was our month of lovely October. After one of our wood harvests, we stopped in for a quick jaunt down the Turngain Pass Trail which is part of the Historic Iditarod Trail. We walked it through the woods, on an adorable boardwalk, all the way […]

apple explosion.

apple explosion.

Ben and I wandered into our backyard one evening and picked our whole apple tree. Seriously, not a single apple was left, except for a few that had fallen on to the ground to become slug food. We loaded them all in our extra tub sink in the laundry room.   Spiced Applesauce I got […]

a year of pies… part 2

a year of pies… part 2

Welcome back to my Year of Pies, an attempt at cooking my way through Ashley English’s A Year of Pies. There are 60 pies total, and in case you haven’t read Part 1, I have already completed 15. I had some successes like my coconut cream, lemon meringue, and chicken pot pie… and some not so […]

a year of pies… part 1

a year of pies… part 1

My sister got me a recipe book for my 27th birthday in May of 2015, A Year of Pies by Ashley English! I poured over it and looked at all the recipes but it wasn’t until March of 2016 that I decided to bake one of those pies. Which is kinda funny since it was […]

my pioneering year.

my pioneering year.

  Well my New Years Resolution was to can and be a pioneer woman! And, while I’m not sure I’m a pioneer woman quite yet, I think I did an ok job in trying and I sure had fun in the process! I spent time this year canning, fermenting, and rolling out sourdough. Sweet & […]

kickin’ it in the Valley.

kickin’ it in the Valley.

We have been having much fun in the Valley. And heading out on many adventures, some big, some small… Not much has changed it seems like: We still make amazing sourdough blueberry pancakes. We still spend time with our amazing family. Ruby and I still go on walks often. We still live surrounded by gorgeous […]

I have a very real dream to become a pioneer woman.

I have a very real dream to become a pioneer woman.

I have a very real dream to become a pioneer woman. This dream involves some land, a goat, a chicken or two, all my canning supplies, Ruby, my husband, a little cabin, and maybe a kid or two. In this dream, I make cheese and butter and bread and preserves and sauerkraut and we go hunting a […]

raspberry jammmmboree!

It’s no secret. I LOVE JAM! And my very favorite is raspberry jam. No ifs ands or buts about it! I love that we have a giant raspberry patch in our back yard. I love that we have rhubarb, brocolli, califlower, cilantro, chives, strawberries too, but my favorite is by far our raspberries. And I […]