Santa Barbara To Shasta: Our Annual End-Of-Summer Adventure

October 4th, 2016 - posted under: The Farm » Family

At the end of every summer, for so many summers now, my family has held a mini reunion up in the mountains of northern California. In the shadow of Mt. Shasta, on the banks of an icy river that snakes through a teeny tiny mountain town, my father and my brother and I have gathered [...]

Here’s To New Beginnings – My Baby Is In First Grade!

August 24th, 2016 - posted under: The Farm » Family

Photo by Harmony Agh Today (Wednesday) was the first day of First Grade for my wee Mr. Waits. And he woke up excited, so squirmy he could barely sit still to finish his granola with raspberries (and that’s saying a lot, considering his undying love of granola with raspberries), and he certainly wasn’t about to [...]

Spring Break Photos, Because Look! I Got My Photos Back!

April 26th, 2016 - posted under: The Farm » Family

You guys, I received the best news! The specialists working on my computer were able to make a full data recovery, my entire hard drive was saved, and all my photos and writing have been returned to me. HUZZAH! I am truly over the moon, and I’ve also learned a hard lesson. Backup backup backup! [...]

Our Annual Vegan Family Disneyland Adventure: Round 3!

March 30th, 2016 - posted under: The Farm » Family

This March, for Waits’s sixth birthday (AHEM WHAT!!!?) and for the third year in a row, our little vegan family went adventuring to worship at the altar of the Mouse. And this time, it wasn’t just Waits and Damian and I. No, we are a thoroughly modern family these days, and our little family has [...]

Vegan Parenting Moments: The Popsicle

October 6th, 2015 - posted under: The Farm » Family

Vegan Parenting Moments – a collection of my own little experiences, be they “triumphs” or be they “fails”, as I navigate this wild adventure of raising a vegan child in a non-vegan world. Waits is five and a half, which means he started kindergarten a few weeks ago. It’s the first time he’s really been [...]