Currently: February

Currently living/working in: Still property caretaking Fenton Ranch in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico … the environmental education program starts up here at the end of March. Current mood: Enjoying one more month of peace and quiet before our life gets crazy and busy teaching kids nonstop again!  Currently excited about: Announcing our grand summer plans!…

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Visitors in New Mexico

Besides Justin’s mom, who visited in December, we’ve had 3 other brave souls venture into the boonies this past week to spend time with us. First were our kindred spirits: Paul and Kristen. We call them our kindred spirits for many reasons, but mainly because they are just as keen about sleeping in the dirt…

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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 home! The icicles around the property are deadly! Current mood: Content to be snowed in and cozy by the fire most of the month (except for…

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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 now I have my husband here full time too!!! Current mood: Unimaginable joy for being reunited permanently with Justin!!! Currently excited about: 2017! We can all…

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Christmas Traditions

I love Christmas traditions and I love how every family has different ones. Growing up, there are a few key traditions I cherished the most: opening our very awesome Advent calendar everyday, sleeping by the lighted Christmas tree at least one night in December, occasionally going to see the tree in NYC (moreso when I…

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Opt Outside

Thanksgiving is upon us and while the focus is rightfully on quality time with families and friends, you may have noticed another initiative during the past few years: Opt Outside. Green is the new black.  The concept was launched by REI in 2015 when the major outdoor retailer announced they would close all 143 shop…

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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 for at least a little while longer.  Current mood: Still grateful for SO many things, but dang, my emotions have been playing a ping pong match…

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The Former PK

I’ve been reading a few blog posts about people reflecting about their former selves and how we change (or don’t change). While there is no monumental birthday to prompt this, I thought I would reflect on myself! Let’s go back to age 24 (I am now 38). I always say age 24 was pretty awesome.…

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