Gluten Free Lemon & Herb Shortbread Cookies

I have been obsessed with herbs this spring. I blame it on a wet, miserable, dark winter that seemed to go on forever in Arizona…So when my first few planters and pots of perennial herbs started perking up in the warm AZ sun, I spent hours outside, brushing up against them, crushing their leaves, and…

I’m pretty sure I’ve entered the seventh strata of cute rodentia hell.

I just gave an invading baby chipmunk a sponge bath. That bat $#!+ crazy statement pretty much sums up my life. I’m not very good at this farming thing..farmers are supposed to be thick-skinned, with an inherent understanding that if a critter on your farm isn’t making you money, or is destroying said farm…that critter…

Shattered Glass

I’m pretty sure this self-reliant, tough-as-nails farm chic is the only thing I fought for, other than shared custody of my kiddos, in my divorce settlement.. I found this gorgeous 100 year old etching by Georges Laugee at an antique store with my then husband, early in my adult life..Even then, ensconced in the naiveté…

Of Grandpas, Gatherings, & Gratitude

This month has taken a lot of personal strength and fortitude. I fought off a horrible six week illness during the busiest time of my year, the art business has careened head-first into a paradigm shift this year with retail shopping habits shifting to online venues, and I’ve had to put on a whole new…

Follow the Autumn Wind

This. Just this. I spent this beautiful fall morning on the farm with my boys, just breathing, doing farm chores, harvesting the last of our summer vegetable garden, sharing the abundance with the critters, picking through leaves along the creek bed to make a quick fall craft, and finally cooking up some amazing brussel sprouts…

Pardon me, don’t let me interrupt your dinner…

I may call these pesky critters all sorts of synonyms for the word dumb followed by a couple unlady-like cuss words as I’m mourning my water irises that have been haplessly plucked out of the pond just for spite…Elk don’t even like the taste of most bulb flowers, in fact some blooms, like daffodils, are…