We moved.

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The last couple weeks at the farm, the garden started producing like crazy. I was so bummed to basically abandon it, especially after all the work we did, but it had to be done. We got a lot of great zucchini, green beans, and good lord, TONS of cucumbers. I pickled about 30 pounds of cukes, a couple gallons of green beans, and froze lots and lots of zucchini. When we left, there were baby melons and the tomatoes had just started producing. If anyone wants to do a drive by, you can harvest our Continue Reading

Our farm neighbors: Flint Ridge Farm

Portable chicken coop at Flint Ridge Farm

Flint Ridge Farm is a beautiful, fifth-generation family farm in Hayfield, Virginia. The land has been in the family since 1897. They're about a 15-minute drive up the road from us. We'd admired their gorgeous property each time we drove by, and then I made the connection that the eggs I was buying from the local market and this farm were one in the same. I gave the owner a call and he said I could come out and check out their setup. Flint Ridge is in the pastured egg Continue Reading

Big Schloss Hike – Virginia

Image of rock outcropping at the end of Big Schloss trail

Big Schloss is a gem of a hike in the George Washington National Forest. It's a moderately difficult hike at 4.4 miles and 1,000 feet of elevation gain. We did this hike on April 24th. I woke up super early and on a whim, started poking around Google maps to check out the peaks near us. The name caught my eye and I started looking it up on some of the trail review sites. I woke Jimmy up, we packed a lunch, and drove the pretty mountain roads to the hike. You park at the Wolf Gap Continue Reading

Bears Den Hike on the Appalachian Trail

Image: view of the Shenandoah Valley at Bears Den on the Appalachian Trail

I turned 30 last week, and to celebrate, Jimmy and I went on our first hike since we've moved up to the farm. My friend Genevieve's fiancee Sean is a local dude, and he told us about a hike called Bears Den which is about 20 miles outside Winchester down Rt 7. It was a gorgeous drive out past lots of pastoral views and plenty of cows. We even spotted a few other places to check out like Watermelon Park, and had a great little detour into Berryville. The hike is a short one (no more than 30 Continue Reading

Bad & good and we’re moving!

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Well, the past couple months sure have been eventful. Let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up. Bad stuff happened I referred out all my clients and I started a new job in October. It was with a marketing startup, and I thought it would be my dream job. Well it quickly unraveled. Things didn't go as planned. I had to leave what was a completely untenable situation - financially and mentally/sanity-wise. It was a huge bummer, I really wanted it to work. It just was a bad fit. I was Continue Reading