Deep Cold

Usually, we don’t get the deep cold until January. But last week we dipped into the negatives – with wind and ice and snow all around us. Since Seth is home full time this winter, we had late mornings and long nights feeding the stoves in cozy warmth. But I really am glad that normal…

St. Nikolas Day

  It was a cold, snowy morning..frost on the window and our breaths making smoke in the air. We woke up early to see what St. Nikolas had left in our boots last night. He’d blessed and broken the bread we left out for him, drank the vodka, and filled our boots with oranges, chocolate…

Advent Changes

The liturgical new year is here and I can feel it pressing me forward. Like a tiny hand on the back of my head..always there. Gentle, firm, consistent pressure. There are so many things I want to make perfect around me. My homestead, my lovely little house, my tone towards the beautiful people entrusted to…