Austin + Waco, Texas

It’s become an annual tradition. Every spring, before the planting season really takes off, I take a trip without my Carrot to somewhere new with some of my favorite people. It’s just the reset button I need to make it through another farming season and has become, in my opinion, a non-negotiable part of my…

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…

Chicago Christmas

Way back when I was a young farm kid who frequented no town larger than Janesvilleย on a regular basis,ย one of the highlights of my year was the Rock County 4-H Santa Train to Chicago. All us country kids and our families would bundle up during a cold day in December, carpool to Harvard, Illinois and…

Step Outside the Ordinary + RECIPES: Campfire Enchiladas & One-Skillet Breakfast

Four years ago, my hubby and I began a farm. We both always knew at our core that normal life just didn’t quite hold enough mystique for us. Adventure, independence, ingenuity and togetherness called our names. We needed something different, a path less taken. But I’ve learnedย recentlyย that even the greatest adventure can quickly turn to…

Columbus, Ohio

The farming season may be in full swing, but sometimes a girl just needs to get away (especially if that girl happens to be in a wedding in a couple of weeks and there is a bride to celebrate). Last weekend I abandoned my hubby and the fields, and made the seven-hour drive to Ohio…

Caribbean Reflections + RECIPE: Cracked Pepper Parsnip Mac & Cheese

Have you ever taken a vacation with your significant other, your parents and your younger sibling? Add in 11 days of travel, a cruise ship and 6 places you’ve never visited, and you’ll just begin to break the surface of our 2016. Yes, we attempted what many would deem (or hope?) impossible. A vacation with…

Staycation + RECIPE: Leek & Cabbage Quiche

I’m so glad I didn’t spend the past month hyping our trip to Maine. A trip where we planned to pack the Subaru to the gills and head out east for adventure. A journey that required we borrow a car top carrier so that an air mattress and two dogs could fit in the back…

4th of July Weekend + RECIPE: Beet, Pea & Avocado Salad

Carrot parents took us to the Cave of the Mounds in Blue Mounds, Wisconsin this long holiday weekend. Caves are so cool. And kind of weird. And geological. And slippery. Then we spent a day floating. And exploring sandbars. And paddling some more. It was absolutely joyous and filled with so much sunshine. As every…

Mother’s Day/Memorial Day/Chicago Adventure

Every May, me and most of my moms decide to escape reality for a very short time and head to the big Windy city for a day or two. It’s kind of, sort of a Mother’s Day trip with three out of the four most important moms in my life. (My momma, my Carrot momma…