Fast Forward

Hard to believe, but it’s been well over three years since I’ve kept up with the blog.  Life kind of turned on at warp speed for a while (our second son, Mathias, not-so-coincidentally turned 3 in May) and blogging just became hard.  But, the pace of life is feeling a little slower now so I’m going to attempt to revive the blog as there are some great radical homemaking adventures happening that I want to share!

So what has happened since the last blog post?

We built a new chicken coop…(March 2012)

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The new chicken run

And spread the love of backyard chickens by getting involved in local organizing to ensure it remained legal to keep chickens…

Summer 2012

HGSF printmaking

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August 2012 265Kicking off the first annual Sioux Falls Tour de Coop…we were the first stop!August 2012 265

And welcomed, Mathias, our second child into the world….(it was a whirlwind!  Hopefully I can share his birth story sometime) May 2012

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And grew together as a family of four…

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And grew other things….

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And these boys…well they just kept growing too…

Summer 2013

harper 3 years oldHarper 3 years old

Mathias 1 year oldMathias 1 year old

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And we moved to a ranch in the Black Hills (2013)….

Hermosa ranch

And because of Murphy’s Law ended up moving back to our old house 3 months later!

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End of the trail for that adventure.

I trained with DONA International to become a birth doula and started on my birth work journey. (Fall 2013)

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And the next June (2014) we witnessed two milestones. Celebrating our 10 Year Wedding Anniversary…

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And losing our sweet Reuben dog at the age of 10.

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And the boys just kept on growing! (Here they are with some “cheep” entertainment)

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And we took trips as a family….

Summer/Fall 2014

on the train in DuluthOn the train in Duluth, MN

bayfield wiHiking in Bayfield, WI

And in Jan 2015 I left my job as a community organizer to build my doula business and spend time more time at home with the boys.

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And this summer (2015) the boys turned 3 and 5…how can it be?

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But despite the business we took a lovely vacation to CO and saw some old friends…

RMNP 2Rocky Mountain National Park 2015

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And currently we are just settling into Fall with a recent trip to the apple orchard with our local homeschool collective (more on that new adventure soon!)

Hoversten Orchard 2015

What a whirlwind! Thanks for this little trip down memory lane. I’ll admit I’m a little misty-eyed looking at all of these photos. But we’re all caught up now so I’ll be posting more regularly now! Look for updates soon.

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3 responses to “Fast Forward

  1. Woot! Can’t wait to read more. Your sons are so big! And condolences on dear Reuben.

    Take care!

  2. Looking forward to reading more too. Love the chicken coop and your garden. Really inspiring.

  3. Glad you are resuming your blog – you are a good writer! Thanks for the update story and look forward to more!

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