Beef Industry Basics

Beef Industry Basics When Others Look to You for Answers     ​Knowing How the Beef Industry Works is a Great First Step in Knowing How Virginia Farming Works When you feel like you’ve just sort of been plopped down on a farm, it can be really hard to...

Kitchen Cabinets – Part 2

Kitchen Cabinets – Part 2 So the new cabinets are in, and adjusted, and I’m gonna say that we’re about half way through the process. That’s sort of how it works when you’re doing it pay-as-you-go. We could have done it just full scale if...

Shippin’ Up To Dublin – Part 2

About five years ago, Scott mentioned that we should go to Scotland for our 25th wedding anniversary. His statement was more of a kind gesture than anything that would ever resemble reality, as likely to happen as finishing the basement. We talked about it with a few...

Shippin’ Up to Dublin – Interlude

This loom is probably very much like the looms my great-grandfather would have recognized. As a part-timing, semi-self-employed, participation-trophy-wife, E-350 driving working mom, I was often available to chaperone field trips with our younger children (the older...

Shippin’ Up to Dublin – Part 1

Almost all the land in Ireland is grazing land Ireland wasn’t first on my list of anniversary vacation destinations. I’m not even sure if it was second, or third. Yeah, I was part Irish, or so I thought, but Scotland was at the top of my list, and had been...