Thursday, November 18, 2010

This is the end. . .

Well, here we are at the end of our season. The weather has gotten cold, the days have gotten shorter, and we're spending more time inside yelling at the kids than outside enjoying the peacefulness of plants. We would like to thank all of you for supporting us through this first year, and we hope you stick around for the next one. We're already in the process of planning for the spring - our first seed catalogue arrived in the mail today. We'll keep you posted as we get ready for next year. In the meantime, we still have a few things to offer...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

So hey,

There is this Postal Service song called 'Sleeping In'. And they're singing about having dreams and global warming and all that. One of the lines is 'now we can swim any day in November'. So, yeah, November 10 and it's 70° and I'm eating a carrot I just pulled from the ground. And oh yeah, we had spinach and romaine and broccoli for dinner. Hmmm.

Did I mention last weeks cold made the carrots even sweeter? So that happened.

Trogg

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

October 2010, Week 4


So I've seen it called and the 'Chiclone' and a 'weather bomb' and even a 'windpocalypse', but all I know is that Tuedsay it was nearly 70° and right now it's feeling like 30° and it's supposed to go down to 27°. Oh, and the wind is still blowing at 30 mph. Yeah, so that happened. This is our final week for the 1/2 bushel basket. By my count it's been 13 weeks since we filled the first one. I'd say we did well. We're going to be sending out another newsletter next week and maybe a few here and there throughout the winter. We will still have ours lettuces and chard and kohlrabi and maybe even carrots for a few weeks as well. So we'll keep you updated. So, in the words of our water mammal friends, so long, and thanks. . .
- Trogg

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

October 2010, Week 3


This has sure been a nice week. Still no killing frost so we still have beans and peppers, but it looks like that's all for them. We're taking a week off on broccoli. I'm hoping the few shoots that are pushing can get bigger before cutting. This week we took down all the corn stalks that didn't get blown down back in August. I got a few ears of popcorn. We'll see how that goes once it dries out. We do have quite a few bundles of corn stalks. If anyone is looking to use them as Halloween decorations give us a shout. There may be some left after the kids finish with their decorating plans. Oh yeah, if you didn't already see the announcement on Facebook, Trogg's Hollow is now officially a member of the Upper Midwest Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT). We've also started up edumacating ourselves on how to run this veggie business better through the Stateline Farm Beginings Program offered by the Angelic Organics Learning Center. (There were grass-fed chickens and friendly bees!) So yeah, that's this week. Next week looks like the end for the weekly half-bushels for this season but there will still be veggies into November. We'll let everybody know what's going on with that. See ya!
- Trogg

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Last week of September

Happy last week of September. The weather is beautiful and we have nice fresh baby carrots, beets, lettuce, and more radishes this week. We're also seeing growth on the peas and chard and hope they hang on for a while - we've been fortunate and have so far avoided a frost. We've got a few more good weeks left in us, so keep watching for new crops!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Fall is here!

Hello again! Well, Fall is officially upon us. The tomatoes and cucumbers are done, but we are entering the wonderful world of winter squash. In addition to that we have some other great cool weather crops: lettuce, chard, kohlrabi, beets. Its time to start thinking about nice warm stews and soups and snuggling up with your favorite pumpkin. Weather like this makes me want to bake, and soon we'll be sharing some delicious sweet recipes to help put that squash to good use. So snuggle up, and enjoy the rest of our harvest!

Marcy

Thursday, September 9, 2010

September Week 2


Yes, we're still here. We were up in Wisconsin last weekend enjoying the beautiful weather (and some local apples) and let the rest and relaxation overtake us for a bit.
It's September now, and while not officially fall, everything is starting to look fall-like. The garden is changing. Some of the plants are drying out and slowing down their production (tomatoes, we will miss you!!), while others are just beginning to enter the world of ripeness (Butternut Squash, we have delicious plans for you). We still have lots of vegetables - new radishes, carrots, lettuce, spinach, beets, chard, and kohlrabi are growing as I type - but things are changing, almost as if the garden knew the calendar had changed to September. We're excited about the new phase of growth and ready to share the harvest.

On another note, its apple time, and we're looking at local (and when we say local, we mean very local) orchards for apple prices. So start thinking about fresh, straight from the orchard apples, and all the pies, jellies, and sauces you can make with them. We'll keep you posted.
- Marcy

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

August Week 4


Pretty uneventful week here aside from getting a van full of peaches. It's unbelieveable how these green bean keep producing. We're on week six now of green beans and they're still going. Our fall radishes and carrots are doing good. I'm thinning them out this week. The lettuce mixes are coming in nice. Even the peas are doing well. Take a look at the new pictures in the feed. We actually have some tiger's eye beans drying and giving some awesome looking beans.
Remember we've got peaches if you or anyone wants some. Just send us an email. We'll be doing a lot of canning of those for ourselves as well. Alright, have get veggies.
- Trogg

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Gonna eat a lot of peaches

This is a peach shortened week. That's what I've kept saying in my head since last Saturday. If you couldn't tell we love peaches here. Sooner or later we'll get around to getting our own trees in the ground and harvesting our own. I'm sure even then we'll still head down to southern Illinois for peaches, however. So yeah, we're leaving for peaches tomorrow - after my desk jockey job is done. We're gonna take the kids through some Lincoln adventures on the way because we're from Illinois and all and that's what we do. It makes the long drive longer and shorter as well.
Besides thinking about peaches non-stop, we've
been babying our fall seedlings. I just pulled the fabric covers off of the rows on Saturday and they are doing awesome. Other than a few raccoon footprints scattered around it looks like the seedling got off to a really good start. We have red romaine, mesclun mix, peas, spinach, chard, beets, radishes, and carrots all sprouting. If all goes well , there will be all of these through September and into October. We also spent some time thinning and transplanting kohlrabi. Some of these are gettign close to a foot tall with a few already starting to get that swelling in the stem.
Trogg

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Eat a peach for peace.

I believe it was Guy Clark who sang "There's only two things that money can't buy, and that's true love and home grown tomatoes". Well, sorry Guy, we're making a liar out of you. The tomatoes are rolling in. Big beautiful tomatoes, little tiny tomatoes. All sizes and shapes. So, money will in fact buy you home grown tomatoes. From our home. It will probably also buy you true love somewhere, but we can't make any promises.

Last weekend saw the till repaired (good job Trogg) and more seeds in - carrots, beets, radishes, lettuce, chard, spinach, and peas. Fingers crossed they grow up big and strong. We covered the newly sown seeds with some landscape fabric to protect them from birds, rain, and dogs. The fabric is keeping them warm (as if the weather wasn't enough) and moist and we've already got sprouts. Needless to say, its pretty rewarding to see that happen so quickly.

That's about all we have this week. Its hot. The mosquitoes are TERRIBLE. But vegetables love this weather and everything is going strong. Thanks, as always, for the support.

Marcy


Order by 8/18/10 - 25lb half bushels are $30.00 (1.20/lb.)
Pickup or drop-off 8/24-8/26 (we'll let you know)
Purchase @ $1.30/lb any extras we bring back
And we promise no Allman Brothers will be injured or killed in the process of getting these peaches.

Trogg

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Vegetable Adventure: Week 2


Hi everybody!

Welcome to week 2 of our vegetable adventure! We have a few quick announcements that we would like to share with you all.

First of all, we have an extra 1/2 bushel available starting this week for Elgin - area pick up. The Elgin spot is still being solidified and we will let everyone know where to come.

Next is a reminder about peach orders. You have to let us know by the end of this week what you would like - peaches come in 1/2 and whole bushels. We won't get our price from the orchard until we know how much we will be ordering. When we have the final prices from the orchard we will let you know the final cost. Pick up will be in Elgin on 8/26.

That's about it for now. As we said in the newsletter last week, we will be announcing the A La Carte offerings on Wednesday after we have a better grasp of what we will have for our weekly basket orders. Also, we posted a newsletter and recipe on the website - go have a visit.

Thanks again for your support,
Marcy and Chris

Sunday, August 1, 2010

The farm never rests....

We started tilling today for some more fall crops. I mentioned on our Facebook page that the till was being temperamental. Actually it was worse than that - the darn thing doesn't want to start. And to add insult to injury, the start pull cord came detached. We fixed that, but are still tinkering with the engine. Never fear - we will get it going again, or find someone who can, and there will be plenty of food this fall. But I'll be darned if it isn't one thing...

Anyway, we're still excited about the next round of planting. And even more excited about all the people who will share it with us. We are so thrilled, and somewhat in shock, over the response that we have gotten within out first official week. So thank you all for your support and your interest. We're doing our best to deliver on our promise of wonderful, fresh, local food. And if the till won't start, maybe we can find a horse...

Monday, July 26, 2010

Good news everyone!

Today is the beginning of a brand new adventure for us and hopefully for some of you as well. Today we are opening Trogg's Hollow to sell our naturally homegrown produce to the public.

Over the last few years we have been gradually expanding our planting with the goal of eventually being able to provide local naturally grown produce to our friends, family, acquaintances and anyone else. Whether you are a localvore, a foodie, a slow food enthusiast, a health food nut or anything else, as long as you like good wholesome vegetables we got some stuff for you.

Here, as they say, is the 411:

For what's left of the 2010 Season we will be running 2 programs - the Weekly 1/2 Bushel and the A La Carte. Each program will be pay on pickup/delivery and first reserved/first filled. Weekly 1/2 bushel orders will be fulfilled first. Also, Weekly 1/2 Bushel members will be given first dibs on any items that are above and beyond the regular program, i.e. Southern Illinois Peaches. You can check the Veggie List to see what we expect to be ripe each week through the 4th week of October. All orders will be pickup/delivery on the Thursday of that week. Once we have a list of commitments we will decide if and to where we will be delivering or if and from where members will need to pickup their orders.

Weekly 1/2 Bushel

This is a box/basket/bag of weekly produce approximately 1/2 bushel in size; some weeks may be a little more while some weeks may be a little less depending on how Mother Nature treats us. Here's a picture of what to expect. We will start with 5 weekly 1/2 bushel members. If we find we have enough for more weekly 1/2 bushel members we will contact the next interested party on the list and so on. To participate we will need a commitment to purchase a weekly 1/2 bushel mix of produce through the 4th week of October. There will be no upfront lump sum to pay. It will be pay on pickup/delivery. However, we require a commitment to buy so that we can know how much produce is left for the A La Carte program. If a weekly 1/2 bushel pickup/delivery is missed that member will be removed from the Weekly 1/2 bushel program and need to purchase a la carte for the remainder of the year. Please contact us in advance if there are extenuating circumstances and we will do our best to work with you. Weekly 1/2 bushels will cost $25.00 per week and will contain a mix of vegetables and herbs that are ripe that week.

A La Carte
A La Carte availability will be announced weekly on (hopefully) the Monday of each week. We will list how much of each type of vegetable is available for that week. It will be first reserved/first filled. There is no commitment to buy until you place a weekly order. A la carte items will be sold in pints, bunches, individually or by the pound. Prices for the A La Carte program are listed on the Price List and may change, so please review the Price List before committing to a weekly order. Any a la carte members who miss pickup/delivery will be placed at the end of the list for the next week regardless of when their order is placed.

If you are interested in either of our programs please go to our Contact Us page and give us your contact info and let us know which program fits you best. We will then contact you about that program as soon as is appropriate.

We have just a few more things left to say. First, thank you for reading through this far. Second, we have sent this out to anyone we felt would be interested in this type of thing-stuff-yeah. This is a distribution list that we create from our own contact lists. We will be trying to send weekly updates, at the very least. If you do not want any further updates regarding Trogg's Hollow, in any shape or form, please just reply and ask us to take you off the list. We have no problem with that. If you do want the weekly updates then do nothing. If you know of someone else that may be interested in any of this please forward this on or send them 'round our site. Third, if you have any questions, concerns, or comments you can use the Contact Us page or this email address. Please to be remembering, we're just starting at this and we're doing our best to keep up with everything, including the growing season so go easy on us. Okay? okay.

Thanks again,

Marcy, Chris, Orin, Noah and Freyja

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

broccoli, potatoes, and strawberries, oh my

The title of this post about sums it up - we now have growing in the half-planted garden: broccoli (its flowering already!!!), potatoes, strawberries (there is a ton a fruit on my plants - hopefully the dog will stop getting herself tangled in the net I have over them so the birds stay away), peas, and lettuce. There are also some volunteer squash plants and sunflowers springing up from last year...now the waiting begins. I can't wait to harvest something!!

There's alot more to plant, but there is definitely a sense of satisfaction watching what we have start to grow. The heat the last few days (and boy, has there been heat) lets us know that summer is on its way, and with it juicy ripe tomatoes, peppers, watermelon, and mounds and mounds of zucchini (and I still haven't made a dent in last years freezer stock!). So here's to summer, and vegetables, in all their glory.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I'm back

So I'm pretty bad at blogging. I keep thinking about all kinds of things to talk about, its the finding the time that keeps getting me. Oh well, I'm doing my best, and if you're devoted enough (like my cousin Jeff), you'll just keep checking in.

So the garden is in and growing. Well, mostly in. We've planted the cabbage-crops (cabbage, broccoli, brussels sprouts, kohlrabi, cauliflower) and lettuce, and seeded potatoes, peas and beans, lettuce, and corn so far. We're behind on the carrots, beets, and radishes, but we'll get them in soon. The rain this week, while needed, put a hold on Chris' plans to plant all week while he was home. But there's plenty of other things to be done, so his time won't be wasted (oh and we have new bikes, so he can play with those!). There will be plenty of time to play with the new garden seeder soon enough. We've tilled a pretty vast area, and I'm looking forward to watching it fill in over the next few months. I'll post pictures eventually, but just getting back to writing was enough for now!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

science fair

He did it - Monkey 1 successfully participated in his first science fair. Our local library sponsored the event, and there were over 250 participants, ranging from Kindergarten all the way through high school. Overall it was a very impressive event, and I was surprised at the variety of projects and themes. Mostly, though, I was impressed by my little guy, his enthusiasm, and the attention and praise he received. In a nutshell, he rocked the fair. He was excited, he was knowledgeable, he wowed the judges, and he was the one of the only kids in his age category that made his own display. If there was ever a time that I was sure about homeschooling my children, this was one of them. His ability to talk to the adult judges, and his overall comprehension of the subject matter (his project was about solar power) was well beyond what you would expect for a 6 year old and, well, just wow. I hope this enthusiasm continues, and I hope we can continue to feed it. Way to go, son. Mommy is proud.

On the green growing things front, the cold frame is built (thank you husband), the newly measured out garden is 75% fenced in, and the German head lettuce has been started (yeah, so we're a little behind but we'll catch up and soon we'll have more everything than we know what to do with). Also, I have strawberries and raspberries growing like mad, and newly discovered currants that will need to be moved and tended and may end up in a jam at some point. Hooray for Spring!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

a bug's life

Monkey 1 received a small bug house from his Grandma for Easter. Since then, he has been nearly obsessed with catching bugs. Every nice day, he has been out in the yard, digging around, trying to find something that he could catch. Ants are too small and hard to catch. Spiders are too fragile. Anything with wings just flew away. Well this afternoon, out in the sandbox, we finally succeeded. There, buried in the sand, was a smallish black beetle. Monkey ran into the house and grabbed the cage. We tried putting the bug into the bug maze, but the poor stunned creature refused to budge. So we transferred it to the cage, which the kids immediately filled with leaves and sticks to make the beetle more comfortable. Excited, Monkey named the little guy Ned and called Daddy to tell him all about it. Poor Ned has been hiding in a corner of the bug box all day, but it still filled my little boy with such a sense of accomplishment it doesn't really matter. I'm sure we'll release Ned in a few days, and start all over again.

On another note, today we harvested the first food of 2010. Yes, a few, small, bitter bunches of purple Romaine lettuce have grown up out of last year's crop. It's not much, but still a good, satisfying start to the season.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Can anyone tell me why people refuse to take care of themselves? I mean really tell me. Give me a good answer that I will accept and find no holes in. Because I simply cannot understand why people refuse to make choices that keep them healthy. I'm specifically thinking about diet. I heard on the news this morning that Chicago Public Schools have a whole new diet plan going into effect next year, removing this and that and adding a bunch of healthy stuff. Now don't get me wrong, I think its great that they're doing this, but seriously? Why was the menu so bad to begin with? That's what I want to know.

Everyday there are reports about rising obesity levels and all the heath problems that go with that. People, c'mon. Eating well is not that hard, and its really delicious and rewarding and makes you feel great. How is that bad? Is it easier to drive thru and grab a burger? Sometimes, yes. But is it worth it to wait until you get somewhere where you can make a better choice and actually feed your body? Yes, yes, yes. So where is the disconnect? Why aren't people doing this? Are we really that taken in by fancy advertising?

I know I'm a lucky skinny person, and for that I am thankful. But there's alot of thought that goes into what I put in my mouth, whatever it is. I have my own reasons for the choices I make, and I don't like to regret eating something. I like to enjoy it. Mostly I like my body to enjoy it. I like to feel good, have energy, keep going. So tell me, what's going on out there people? I just don't get it.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

the inevitable

It's finally happened. Monkey 1 needs glasses. Really not a big deal, and considering the eyesight, or lack thereof, of his parents, hardly a surprise. But still it makes me a little emotional. Its kind of a big change. The glasses we picked out are really cool (just like Daddy's), and he looks super-cute, but its the permanence of the change that gets me. I am a person who wears glasses, as is my husband. They're kind of part of our identity. I used to wear contacts, and I find that wearing glasses makes more of a statement. THAT'S what gets me. Its almost like he's adding a body part - a very useful one, yes, but something new and unfamiliar, on a little body I know so well. He's excited, as I was when I was 6 and got my first pair, so that's good. Just a big change for such a little guy, who's rapidly becoming not such a little guy.

Hopefully he'll be able to avoid braces.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Grouting the bathroom floor.

"Okay, so, if you were in the water and there was a cement man and you were sweating and your sweat got on him you would get hurt, right?", says monkey #2.
"If I was in the water and there was a cement man and I was sweating and my sweat got on him would I get hurt?", says I.
"Yeah", she says.
"Um, yes," I says.
"Mommy I have to go poopy.  Can you turn on the light and shut the door?" says she.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Mind your children

I came across a great quote today, from Kittie Franz, a nurse and breastfeeding guru:

Remember, you are not managing an inconvenience; You are raising a human being

and it hit me. It hit me because its something I have been thinking about alot lately. Not for myself so much, but for the world around me. I have three small kids, so I spend alot of my time around not only other small kids, but their parents. And so many of these parents seem so, well, disconnected (before I go any further I want to assure my many beloved friends that am I not talking about any of them). We go to the park, and so often I see mothers sitting off on a bench, waiting for the time to take the kids back home again. The other day there was a mother waiting in the car. I think she might have spent some of the time cleaning it (hey, I understand taking advantage of a cleaning opportunity), but she basically waited in the car. We go to our library, which has an extensive children's section including a play area, and there are parents sitting back, staring blankly into space while their children run wild and fight with other kids.

Now believe me when I say I understand the need for a few quiet minutes. Really, I do. REALLY. But I just find it so sad to constantly see kids being "dumped" by their parents, who seem to have little to no interest in what their kids are doing. Kids are small for such a short time, I feel like as a parent you need to work extra hard to soak up every moment you can with them. Our Monkey 1 is only 6 and already I am starting to see his big-boyness. Before long, he's not going to want me hanging around. I don't want to miss out now. Being a parent is complicated. It's hard hard work, it's exhausting, but it's not an inconvenience. People should celebrate their children. Don't just take them to the park, go to the park with them. Run with them, play with them. Because before you know it they won't be kids anymore and you'll wonder what happened.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Stuff and nonsense

We have alot of stuff. With 2 adults and 3 kids and a large extended family, I guess its kind of inevitable. The thing is, I'm not really a "stuff" person. I would love to get rid of stuff, but I wouldn't even know where to begin. My kids have a whole lot of stuff, but really with 3 kids, that's just the way it is. I can't get rid of their stuff. So far, when one child has grown out of something, another child has come along. I know that this cycle is not infinite, and someday I will start getting rid of that stuff, but honestly I am not emotionally ready to go there. Anyway, my kids use their stuff and alot of what they have is pretty fun.

So that leavesthe the two of us, surrounded by our stuff. It seems the simpler life is supposed to get, the more stuff it requires. So here we are, fighting with our time-saving stuff, trying to get the printer to work, the phone to ring the way we want, the computer to play the movie. But that's a whole different cycle of craziness. It just seems that no matter how much stuff we get rid of (and we've actually gotten really good at getting rid of things), there's more stuff we should get rid of, or use, and can't figure out where we put or why we even have it.

Sometimes I think about all the people and all the stuff they have. What happens to all that stuff? When we're all gone, who gets it? All of these houses, these containers full of all this stuff? I wonder, is it really possible to live a modern life without stuff? I think we could maybe do it, but it almost seems harder than to just give into the stuff. Chances are, unless some great calamity should occur, I will never be completely stuff-free. Maybe the best thing is to be careful about the stuff we accumulate. Selective stuff. Stuff that means something. Now I have to go clean some stuff, move some stuff, store some stuff, and freecycle some stuff.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

airing out

I hung a load of laundry on the line today.

Nothing earth-shattering about that, I realize. But there was something so satisfying about it. Spring is here. OK, this IS northern Illinois, so Spring will come and go in waves of hot and cold. It was in the 60s today, and sunny. There are buds on the honeysuckle and crocuses flowering and even some brave broccoli attempting to regrow. It's supposed to snow this weekend, and I'm sure there will be a few more days of cold and ice and frozen dog poo. But somehow the hanging on the line of that load of clothes signified something important to me. It was like letting out a breath I had been holding all winter long, without knowing it. It was such a normal, everyday warm weather thing to do, and in doing it I knew I would have to do it again. And again. And that means, my friends, that winter can't last forever.

I know alot of people hang their clothes out. I know people have been doing it for centuries, out of necessity. I do it to save a few bucks, to conserve some energy, and for the pure pleasure of the task and its results. Laundry from the line is different - feels different, smells different. Even the kids recognize this. But I only do it in nice weather. I don't like frozen underpants. And by doing it today, it was a recognition that nice weather is here. That nice weather will stay. That the sun will shine and the breeze will blow and the shirts will dry and that maybe it will snow this weekend but the pants and nightgowns and t-shirts will be back out there soon.

So I feel good. I feel better than I have in months. And I owe it (almost all) to the sight of underwear flapping in the breeze. Happy (almost) Spring.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

greetings and hello

So let me start out by saying I am totally new to the world of blogging. Oh, I've read many blogs, searched blogs, thought about blogging, but now here I am, actually doing it and I'm not really sure WHAT I'm doing. I like to think I have alot to say about interesting things, and I like to think that most of what I say is interesting. Most people I know are too nice to tell me its not, so I'm just going to go on assuming that it is and, well, blog my little heart out.

I don't know that this blog will be about one specific thing. Scratch that - I KNOW that this blog will not be about one specific thing. Life in general is too complicated for that. I can only hope that this blog will grow along with life, and roll with it, and fit into it in some way. I plan on enjoying this.

So while this blog isn't about one specific thing, it is, I guess, about me. And my family. And what I think is our interesting life. So I'll start there...

We're a bigger-than-average family, I think, by America's standards, living here in northern Illinois. We're a husband, a wife (that's me), and three energetic children. Monkey 1 is 6, our only boy and full of more crazy energy than I have ever seen packed into one human being. Monkey 2 is a beautiful, moody, silly 3 year old girl who, I predict, will be our greatest challenge as a teenager. And little Monkey 3 is our 1 year old daughter, already keeping up with her older siblings in energy level, silliness, and the ability to be amazingly loud. They're the most amazing, wonderful people I have ever had the privilege of knowing.

So that's our family, in a little nutshell. In a rather larger one, we fit in homeschooling, small-time farming, landlording (is that a word? if not, then it should be), historic preservation, music and accounting. Yes, we homeschool our kids - actually we unschool our kids, which in our humble opinion is way better. I know, it's a big time consuming commitment and I'll never have a moment of free time until my youngest child moves away. Whatever. So what. It's a decision I stand by and am damn sure of. And yes, we farm. Right now on a much smaller scale than we would like, but we're working on that. We're trying to be self-sustaining right now, and hoping to move up in the ranks and start a CSA, and sell people our food, and make people happy. And we rent houses to people - that's not all that exciting and I won't say more about it right now. And yes, I work in historic preservation, evaluating architecture for historic significance and even doing the occasional archaeological dig. And yes, for now my beloved works in the world of accounting. For now.

That's all I'll say about us - for now. I've said alot - I guess there's alot to say. Soon I'll say more, about my kids, homeschooling, farming, historic preservation, music, and maybe even accounting. It should be interesting.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Marcy's new blog

This will be where Marcy (and Trogg) post unschooling/sustainable local farming/life wisdom info and commentary. A splendid time is guaranteed for all.