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Dream Big

  I’ve always been a big dreamer. When I was a kiddo my I had dreams of being a famous entertainer. You know, the kind of entertainer who would serve you hamburgers while tap dancing and playing violin for you. On Broadway. It’s funny how dreams...

Time to Downsize!

Last week Stefanie and I sent our beloved cat, Sebastian, to Seattle with our equally beloved friend, Richard. Stefanie has had Sebastian since he was a kitten, so it might seem strange to suddenly ship him off to Seattle after 14 years. So why did...

Suitable Digs

This past weekend, Stefanie and I visited one of our favorite camping sites in Santa Fe. It was really the first vacation we'd taken by ourselves since Oliver was born. On top of it being another great camping trip, we ended our stay in Santa...

Survey Says…

There’s something to be said for paying attention to detail. When we first purchased our twenty acres, we were given a survey that had been done in 2007. We briefly looked it over and filed it away with our deed. We’ve since based our development...

Ticks & Ivy

While attending college for Biology over a decade ago I recall taking a field trip with my entomology class to OSU in Stillwater to look at their insect collection, but while we were there we learned a lot about those bloodsucking little arachnids—ticks. Ticks have...

Movin’ Twos!

“Movin twos” is not a real phrase. Though I thought it was for years, it was actually just a term used by my friend Matt Brown during the recording of his album, “Rainbow Around the Sun.” I’d heard Matt say it, and for some reason...

Liquid Gold!

We're a touch late in writing the blog this week, but we had a big weekend! We harvested honey! We’ve been waiting so patiently to harvest from our two bee hives since we acquired them in May of 2014, but had waited until now in...

The Loveable Loo

Back in 2008, Stefanie made her first documentary film entitled “Food for Thought.” It really is quite good, and I recommend you check it out on our project page. It’s about local food as an alternative to the global food system. The film begins with various...

It’s the jam…or uh…jelly

Chickasaw plum, Prunus angustifolia, sandhill plum, or more commonly sand plum. I am crazy passionate about many things in life and sand plum jelly is one of those things.   Sand plums can only be harvested one time of year and that time of year is now, so...

What’s the Blog Deal?

In 2012 our production company finished the film “Where Did the Horny Toad Go?”, a documentary about the history and decline of the Texas Horned Lizard. My husband conveyed the importance of social media when promoting the film, but I just couldn’t seem to get...