Mercury Backwards ………….

It’s cold. I know it will warm up again, but not much and not for long. My tomatoes will either get ripe, or not.¬† In case you think you’re losing your mind, you’re not. Mercury went retrograde (this makes no sense but it only LOOKS like it’s going backward and it does this several times…

Stinkie Got Sick

The little guy in the back is Stinkie. The pink one in the front is Pinkie (I am SO IMAGINATIVE) and the red lady is Bess.¬† Bess had a little friend, also red, called Porgie, but he shuffled off to Buffalo in August, not being able to take the heat wave. Losing a pig to…

Harvest Moon ……………

My garden has been beautiful this year. Last year I couldn’t do any gardening¬† at all – NOTHING. This year my knee is AWESOME and I can walk and bend and run, if I wanted to. I don’t want to. We had our first frost warnings Monday night. I’m okay with frost at this point….

On the Subject of Creativity …………..

I have a bit of a problem. See, The Shepherd decided we need a new wood stove. I agree 100% and in fact it is almost ready to hook up. I’m hoping it will take him a few more days because I KNOW HE WILL GO GET WOOD AND MAKE A FIRE. And it is…

Cleaning House – Well, Part of the House

I am only posting that picture in order to shame myself into organizing (cleaning) my sewing room, a/k/a studio. I have a problem with the word studio. It sounds like I’m a productive artist person – which tickles my guilt bone – because I SHOULD BE A PRODUCTIVE ARTIST PERSON and instead I am a…

Just Being Here Now

Being where I am, and not being where I’m not – that’s my recipe for living. You could call it mindfulness, total meditation or Zen. Whatever you call it, for me it is the only way I can function. And it isn’t easy, paying attention. It doesn’t matter whether I’m depressed, angry, ecstatically happy or…

All Gone!

Yesterday was another busy day at Happy Shepherd Farm. We wake up early, get up, drink coffee and decide what the day will look like. Fortunately or unfortunately, over the last month, the days are out of our control. I was getting dressed and Alden was sitting in his chair when someone knocked at the…

Spring Plans

The Shepherd earned points today. He drove me all the way to Caribou to pick up my new to me Bernette for Bernina 009dcc Coverlock/Coverstitch machine. I used to have a serger. I didn’t particularly care for it although it did make knit t-shirts a breeze. I think this is better than a serger. It…

Exodus Chapter 1

It’s been four years ……….. four years since the girls who are leaving us today, first arrived at Happy Shepherd Farm. It was called Poor Shepherd Farm back then. There was a lot of work, a dang lot of work, but there wasn’t a whole lot of green stuff, except for grass and weeds. Curious…

The Farm

I’ve been living here, on the farm, since July of 2018. It has evolved in amazing ways since the day I first arrived.  I met my husband in July. We seemed to have a lot in common. He lived about 2 hours north of me. I was in Bangor, a sort of nondescript little shopping…