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Highland County

I haven’t been inspired to write lately, so this will be brief. This past weekend, we stayed at an old farmhouse outside of Monterey, Virginia, in Highland County. Years ago, I read an article in a newspaper about the Highland… Read More ›

Bath County

So, I never truly understood why people want to leave rural places…until our recent Labor Day trip to Bath County. I don’t think I fully understood the difference between being in the mountains and being by the mountains. Most of… Read More ›

Next Door.

Have any of you read American Housewife by Helen Ellis? It’s a satirical collection of essays about house-wife-dom. I mention this because I’m kind of obsessed with Nextdoor right now. I check it multiple times a day and (metaphorically) jump… Read More ›

Beaches

I’ve never been much of a beach person. This is because I hate sand with the burning fury of a thousand suns. The water is nice, the sunsets are nice—even walking on the shoreline where the water has pummeled the… Read More ›

Christmas in Seattle.

My brother lives in Seattle, so we (my parents, sister, brother-in-law, husband, baby, two cousins, aunt and uncle) decided to rent an Air B&B in the Capital Hill Neighborhood not too far from my brother’s apartment. The house was great,… Read More ›

Suburban Farm Tourism #1

I’ve decided to start my love where you live project by exploring hyper local agriculture/farming, mostly because I’ve always loved the idea of farm life (in a strictly hypothetical way). A quick google search brought up five “farms” within 15 minutes of… Read More ›

Love Where You Live?

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged. I had a baby (pictured below) and that’s turned out to be as time-consuming as one would expect. Even so, I had three major goals for my maternity leave (aside from taking care… Read More ›

Farm Dreams

When I was a kid, my dream was to be a farmer. Not just any kind of farmer though — I would be an exotic animal farmer with ostriches and alligators, and a generous one too, giving away baby chicks and… Read More ›