Maui, Hawaii

I’ve been babbling about my farmer trip to Hawaii on social media and dribbling out tidbits to you all here for over a month now so I’ll try to get straight to the details and be brief in telling you about how magical my trip to Maui was (because I have a feeling you got…

New Orleans + RECIPE: Hummus with Curried Cauliflower

A lot has happened in the past week. If you’ve been following along on Instagram you’ll know we bought a tractor, got a new farm logo, presented to a group of Soil Sisters about the effectiveness of Instagram in storytelling, and created a whole meal inspired by my lunch with my momma at Shaya in…

Spring in the Greenhouse + Tools & Tips to Start Your Own Seeds

We’ve done it again! We have officially entered the sunny, beautiful, refreshing, warming greenhouse season! The 2018 season at Raleigh’s Hillside Farm has begun! We cleaned out all (okay, most) of the row cover, crates and landscape fabric that lived in our greenhouse over winter, sanitized every surface, cranked up the heater for the first…

Pacific Northwest Road Trip

                  All of southern Wisconsin is covered in a thick, beautiful blanket of snow right now. Snow has been falling on and off for the past week, and I know I probably shouldn’t be so excited about it because it’s making getting anywhere difficult for everyone but I’m pretty…

Four Days in Iceland + RECIPE: Icelandic Hot Dogs

Our second stop on farmer vacation 2017 was Iceland: the land of gorgeous scenery, geothermal energy and the infamous stopover. It was quite the shock traveling from 65-and-sunny Portugal to Iceland- eighteen degrees and shrouded in mist- but as soon as we hopped on the bus that would take us from the airport to downtown…

Four Days in Portugal + “RECIPE”: Portugese Couvert

Let’s talk about vacation and good food and happy things, because really, what else is there to do at a time like this? Don’t get me wrong. It’s not just fun and games over here. I’m working hard to find my own path forward through this whole mess. I’m just like you. I can’t stop…

Where I’m At + RECIPE: Bacon & Pecan Belgian Waffle

It’s been one hell of a week my friends. One hell of an emotional, exhausting kind of a week. Arriving home in Wisconsin after a picture perfect vacation (much more on this later!) to forty-degree weather and what can only appear to be a spring thaw in mid-January, diving 100 miles per hour into work with a board…

Winter Changes + RECIPE: Sweet Potato & Lime Rice Bowl

The last time we talked (I mean really talked, you know about something other than vacations and avocados and Christmas) seems like so long ago. My Carrot was in the midst of building a greenhouse (our first greenhouse!). I was dreaming of zoning and building codes at night and drawing up dozens of house plans…