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Saying Goodbye to Fenton Ranch

2 years. It’s the longest we’ve spent in one place since we embarked on our life less ordinary in 2011. So basically an eternity. New Mexico–the 15th state we’ve collectively more »

Currently: May

Currently living/working in: Enjoying our last few weeks at Fenton Ranch in New Mexico before we close this chapter of our life and hit the road to work for Leave No more »

Currently: February

Currently living/working in: Still property caretaking Fenton Ranch in New Mexico … nothing much to report on that end. It’s been a quiet winter compared with last year! Current confession: more »

Currently: December

GOODBYE 2017 AND HAPPY 2018 EVERYONE!!! I feel like this Currently post is a little long-winded, so consider yourselves warned … Currently living/working in:  Caretaking Fenton Ranch in northern New more »

Currently: January

Currently living/working in: Still property caretaking of Fenton Ranch in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico … and January finally produced the winter we expected with FEET of snow!  Home sweet more »

Five Unconventional Money-Saving Tips

J & I have some lofty money-saving goals this year. Much to our parents’ chagrin, our money-saving goals usually do not involve saving for retirement or college funds for offspring more »

Currently: December

Happy New Year! Forgive me for being 1 day late with this …  Currently living/working in: Still property caretaking of Fenton Ranch in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico … and more »

Currently: November

Currently living/working in: Property caretaking of Fenton Ranch in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico through the winter, although J is still tending to his health over the border in Colorado more »

The Cat Lady Who Lives In The Woods And Writes

I have officially fallen into a stereotype. I am the woman who lives in the woods by herself with three female cats and writes all day. To be honest, that more »

Fall Scenes From Fenton Ranch

Sorry for the radio silence around here! Turns out this working thing is really, really time-consuming. I know you just cursed my name since we typically only work 6 months more »

Fenton Ranch Wrap Up

We have wrapped up our spring season at Fenton Ranch! Though we’ve only been here 6 weeks, it feels like much longer. Some of the days were unending–like the day more »

Currently: April

Currently living/working in: We are finishing up our environmental educator job in New Mexico May 5! This job was pretty awesome … and we may even come back for another season! more »

Scenes from Fenton Ranch

Have you heard the rumor is that New Mexico is a desert? Living in the heart of the Jemez Mountains, that rumor couldn’t be further from the truth. Up at more »

The Land of Enchantment

On March 28, J & I will add our 14th state to our growing list of places we’ve lived: New Mexico!! Though our permanent residency remains in Colorado (made really more »

2015 – It's So Last Year

After tucking 2015 into bed, J & I realized we’ve had quite a year. If you are a long-time reader, you know I love me some stats. I’m also quite more »

Island Life Wrap-up

We said goodbye to our 2-month caretaking gig on that secret island today, but want wholeheartedly to come back someday. We are mountain people through and through, but there was more »

Currently: November

Currently living/working in: In the homestretch of island life … unbelievably, there are only 9 days left in our caretaking gig! Current mood: Sad to leave the island, but excited for our more »

Caretaking 101: 5 Tips for Becoming a Professional Nomad

J & I have created what we like to call a “life less ordinary,” particularly since 2011. We support this life of adventures by working seasonally ain the hospitality setting.  more »

Island Life – Part 3

With less than 25 days left in our island gig, I’m already dreaming about how we will do this again in the future. Every caretaking gig we take has been more »

Island Life – Part 2

All the islanders are gone. Well, 1-2 will come back here and there, but for the most part, we are alone (aside from the hawks, herons and owls who haven’t more »

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