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Me and my girl Dessie, the Shetland Ewe.

I’m Laura. Wife to Kevin, the one who takes all my       crazy ideas and makes them a reality and Mama to PJ    and Shaelyn. I live in Western New York with them, my parents and my maternal grandfather on a 40 acre farm. Our home is uniquely set up, with three individual living areas and a large common space, where we can gather together. We are trying to sustain a life that looks back to earlier times, when numerous generations lived and worked together providing as much for themselves as they could. I’m an addicted knitter, novice spindle and wheel spinner, organic gardener, farmer-in-training, beginning shepherdess, chicken flock manager and dabbler in all things crafty. All livestock on the farm are heritage breeds and we do our best to use mostly heirloom seeds in the hopes of doing our part to revitalize the forgotten. We strive to be kind to the earth and do our best to give back what we take from her. I enjoy cooking but would prefer to bake. I love red wine, chocolate and ice cream and usually consume all three after the children have fallen asleep, at least on the nights when I don’t fall asleep with them. Thanks for stopping by to check out what is new on the farm and I hope you keep coming back to see what’s next.

18 thoughts on “about

  1. I don’t know why I didn’t see your About page before – we live close to family too. When we were first married, we lived in a split house with my husband’s grandma, and then we bought the house from her and when she passed away, my grandparents moved in. We have since moved, but right next door to my in-law’s farm and around the corner from my mother. Our next move is over to the farm sometime this year – the inlaws have bought the house right beside us and will be moving into it once it is renovated. Nobody moves too far away around here. 🙂 My kids have always had grandparents and great grandparents around – life is so much better that way.

    • It is a truly wonderful experience, especially for the kids! Some days are harder than others…but I know, many years from now, the experiences, relationships and memories that we all have will be worth it. 🙂

  2. Hi Laura! It’s so great to meet another (local) blogger. It sounds like we have a lot of things in common – espeically the red wine, chocolate, and ice cream – lol! I’m going to subscribe to your blog. Thanks for subscribing to mine!

  3. We live on the prairie too just on the other side of the country-Colorado!
    My 13 year old daughter got a spinning wheel last year and is loooovvving it, we have been looking into sheep farming and would love to dive right in someday! For now, it will be fun to follow along with you guys!

    • Glad you stopped by to say hi and that you want to follow along on this crazy adventure of ours! I love that your daughter is spinning. Oh how I wish I had started at 13. I love our sheep, they have been one of my favorite endeavors so far! 🙂

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  5. Hiya! I have nominated you for a One Lovely Blog award because I think your blog is full of awesome goodness. If you would like to accept this blog award, you may find the link here:

    https://grackleandsun.wordpress.com/2014/11/30/thanks-and-more-thanks/

    And if you’re not into the whole blog award thing, that’s ok, too. I nominated your blog because I read it regularly and genuinely appreciate your writing and the work you do and wanted to share that with my readers. Thank you!

    Cheers,

    dre

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