Chicago… the Windy, Snowy, Entertaining, Delicious City.

Chicago

Tuesday we returned from Chicago. This annual trip I take for the Chicago Midwinter Dental Meeting was made SO much better by the company of Mitch; who came along this time for some distraction and good fun.

Aside from the usual freeeeezing weather, we enjoyed doing some amazing new stuff that, until my sixth year in a row, I have never taken the chance to experience… mostly eating amazing food. An incredibly funny Broadway Show! And visiting iconic art, architecture and history.

Chicago is an awesome city. But as we reached the end of our 6 day trip… three days working and three days playing… grumpiness began to set in. I am anxious to finish settling in and getting a move on. So many ideas, to-dos, priorities… we need some uninterrupted farm time. But since I leave again in just a week for Germany, I need to learn to be patient. Luckily, at this point Mitch is the man with all the skills, the muscles and the time. He is also the one who waits till we have the appropriate materials, plans and forethought to do a project properly. I hate to admit that his week at home while I am in Germany will be just what he needs to get organized. A week without me pushing to get chickens, a greenhouse and in ground garden beds, the wood shop, new floors, a new kitchen, bathrooms, heating system, a dog fence…

Can’t we do them all this week?!

Ok… patience. One thing at a time. So… there are ten colorful chicks with our names on them headed our way next week. I’ll be patient, but a little extra motivation can’t hurt, can it?

There's a coop somewhere in those blackberries...

There’s a coop somewhere in those blackberries…

Stay tuned. For now, we are just happy to be home. Unpacking our bags and enjoying eating-in.
Xo, K

Home Sweet Home Cookin.' A little more New Haven than Chicago style...

Home Sweet Home Cookin.’ A little more New Haven than Chicago style…

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Into the Woods…

Hi!! Thanks for visiting our new blog! We are excited use it to keep track of our big move.

We have been given the tremendous opportunity to get away from the city grid and out into the woods of central coastal Oregon. We will spend our time here learning the techniques of sustaining ourselves on what surrounds us. On a river in the woods, with fertile wetlands and rolling fields; the land bears thriving life in every crevice. It is a blank canvas.

We will try our best to learn to live off the land by raising, growing, building, preserving, foraging, nurturing the gorgeous resources that abound. Lovingly creating hand and homemade goods sharing the bounty of our hard work.

We are looking forward to this adventure and plan to share our experiences as they come… we hope you enjoy whatever they may be!

Xoxo… Kendra and Mitchell
(and Chase, Wilbur and Zorra)