I built some stairs

It's not the easiest. There's math involved. You have to figure out your distance you need to go both up and out. Then you need to figure out your rise over run. Being an English teacher I decided…


St John

Nate and I have done a lot of trips lately. In February we went to visit my brother on St. John the Virgin Islands. It was a great trip to take a breath and recharge. I was lucky not to have a…


Vacation Mode

  Handsome and I have been busy. It's a thing. A lot of people have it, the busies. It starts with a to-do list that continues from one day to the next. Add a few lofty goals and some emotional…


Colorblind

  This is what it is like to live with someone colorblind.


It's Been Too Long

    I'm not quite sure where to start.


Planting Fruit Trees

We planted 2 apple trees and 2 peach trees. Last year and the Indianapolis farmers market, we had some Gold Rush Apples and they blew our mind. Well, mostly Jen's mind cause she loves apples. So we…


Hardening The Plants

Our little plants are ready to get outside! They are getting big and looking healthy. Rube did eat some of our onions though! Other than that, these guys are ready to get in the ground. EEE!…


Illinois Marathon

I started running my freshman year of high school. I had never run before, but I still remember that first 4 mile run and how amazing I felt. That started a 9 year stretch of my life where running…


So Much Fun

I completed my first season as a Girls on The Run (GOTR) Coach. Being a boy and a coach for GOTR is pretty rare. I was the only one out of about 115 coaches at the East Central Illinois branch of…


Away in Brown County

Life's been a lot of to-do lists and getting stuff done recently - and it seems like there just hasn't been enough time for fun. So we took a weekend and went to one of our favorite destinations:…


New Raised Beds

We are expanding for our 2nd season of Tomato's Farm! So we need more places to put all our plants - so we built two more beds. Jen bought some good cedar wood the other day, and we whipped them…


Happy Birthday Jen

(pictured above is the first birthday I spent with her 5 years ago). Happy birthday to the most giving woman I know. I don't know how her heart is able to give so much, but she always gives and…


Another Work Weekend with Tim & MaryKay

Jen's parents came to visit us this weekend in anticipation of Jen's upcoming birthday! But Tim & MaryKay are always awesome at helping us cross some big projects off our list. They are do-ers,…


Farm Update: March 2014

Our little seeds have made huge progress. We've got them setup in our upstairs for warmth, and on our south facing window so they can catch that sun! Been watering each morning with a little spray…


Remnants of The Fall: Garlic!

Last fall we planted 44 gloves are garlic! Look at those little guys in the ground. And now look at these little suckers, they've made it through the winter and are already kicking butt this…


My Dad

Is way cooler than yours.


Planting The Seed

  We got down to business and planted our seeds (most of them anyway)! Jen had it all organized out. Not to brag, but we did plant 144 onions. We had some seeds and they would have expired by…


Dogs

Indy use to never play. This warms my little heart. - Tomato  


This Man

  I was always a go-getter. There wasn't much I thought I couldn't do. And Yet. There was a lot I thought I couldn't do. I wasn't fun enough, talented enough, strong enough. I was pretty much…