Team Building

Now that it's over it's hard to weigh the fun vs. stress of this trip, because overcoming challenges can feel thrilling if you're a stubborn person.  The drive out started okay until a coolant leak sprung that required pulling over every 60 miles to refill the reservoir...

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Reusable Food Wrap

The holidays mean lots of leftovers in the fridge, which is simply one of the season's greatest gifts.  But food storage means fighting with plastic wrap, and we all know there's enough flipping plastic on this earth.  Here's a great DIY alternative to plastic wrap. 

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Welcome, Henrietta

Three weeks ago we welcomed our daughter, Henrietta, into this world.  It was 2 weeks past my due date.  It was a long, wild labor.  She was comfortable staying put it seemed.  But 54 hours of pleading with her and my body, she came.  And we are in love.

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Winter Nap

I'll be honest -- lately I've been a lazy homesteader, and a lazier blogger.  On top of winter being slow (the bees are hibernating, there's nothing to grow, and it's too cold to raise chicks outside), there's been a lot going on for me and Ryan in the real world...

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