Intentions

Happy New Year to you all! I know I’m a little behind, but that’s ok. It took me a few extra days to formulate the words I wanted to say. I hope you all had a blessed holiday season filled with loved ones, relaxation and maybe a few treats too! This year Christmas was so…

A Christmas Card

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to each and very one of you!! It has been another busy, bustling year on the Harvesting Roots Farmstead. We have been richly blessed with health and happiness. Having each of you with us, continues to be a blessing and exciting adventure, thank you for sharing with us! Now, a…

Be Bold

Today was an…interesting day. I use that term loosely. I went to bed last night filled with anxiety. (Let’s be honest, that whole time change has NOT gone over well and I wasn’t going to make it until the eleventh hour!) As I awoke, I laid in bed with my eyes shut, willing my phone…

#IowaStrong

I am blessed. I am blessed to raise my kids in a place where fresh air, clean water and green grass are bountiful. I am blessed to put my children to sleep in warm beds with full bellies, and lots of kisses from their mom and dad. I’m blessed to live in a town that…

Into the Universe

Sometimes you just have to put it out there. Into the universe. Let the world know what’s up.  Intentions. Goals. Plans. Ideas. Passion. It’s the question that both haunts me and motivates me: What are you doing with your life?  There are the obvious answers; mom, wife, homemaker, farmer (kinda), employee, business owner.  But what…

Indulgent Why

Have you ever gotten to a point in your life when you feel like you can see your path, you know your direction? You’ve got a handle on life and things are figured out? Yea… I’m not there. I haven’t been there for a LONG time. About five years ago I thought I was getting…

The Sounds

I’m laying in bed, all I hear is the sound of my husband deep breaths and the hum of the ceiling fan. The house is quite. All are sound asleep in their beds. I can’t help but be thankful for the yelling and screaming the just a few short hours ago filled my house. It…

3 under 3 for 3

Many of you know I recently quit my full time job to be home with my family more. It had been a HUGE blessing for me and my family! I’m loving what we have going on these days. So I thought I’d give you a little family update and advice on a couple things I’ve…

She Yelled At My Child

Recently I had a friend visit us at our home. Josiah was being his typical, three year old, misbehaving self. I had disciplined him several times already during their visit. I was getting tired. So the next time Josiah misbehaved and didn’t listen, my friend yelled him. Not a big, forceful yell, but definitely enough…

It’s coming!

Just wanted to share a happy little post about spring on the farm. It’s coming!! It will be here soon! We were able to get outside and play today. I even had the windows open for a bit. Feels so good. On this farm spring means calves, foals and chicks. We are expecting a foal…

What’s right?

Recently I’ve spent ALOT of time trying to figure out this family of five thing. My husband has a pretty demanding job that includes alot of responsibility. He also farms. This takes alot of time. Plus there is the every day needs of a family. The dinner to make, the laundry to wash and the…

The Moments

Today is my last official day of maternity leave. My heart is in mourning. This is my last leave if this nature. I’m not sure I’m ready to rejoin the “real” world. I’ve enjoyed the days of pajamas, mid-day naps, and day time TV. I’ve loved the extra time I’ve gotten to spend with friends…