Looking backwards

Y’all, it’s never too far into the year to reflect and look back at where you’ve been… and more importantly, where you’re going. This year, on January 1st, I sat down and did what I always do on the 1st of every year: I reflected on the previous year, and I looked forward- actively, not passively- towards the new year. …

Iowa! We see you!

There’s an Iowa kind, a special chip on the shoulder attitude… JUST kidding! I was a theater major, it’s basically required to sing! Iowa, in this episode of Raising Cunninghams, we find ourselves in your great graces. You’re flat, but you’re lovely. You strike me as the heart beat of our food production, and yet, I didn’t really have much …

Home Sweet Home

Wow has there been a lot going on down on the farm! I’ve been missing you Readers, but I just haven’t had a hot second to sit down and catch you all up on the goings on here at Shalom Farm! So come on along with me, and I’ll give ya the run down! First of all, the population here …

The Thunder Rolls

The last few days have been hard days. I finally cried. But just for about a minute. I hit a small breaking point, and I’m sure it won’t be the last, but it’s not a comfortable thing- to break. Sometimes, just when you least expect it, life overwhelms. It all started when I decided to unpack boxes. We’re mostly done …

I’m coming home

Readers… we’re almost there. I can’t even believe it myself. We’ve hit 10 of the 50 states in the last 3 weeks on this crazy journey together, and as we’re literally coming to our final destination in a few short hours, I’m struck with ALL the feels. One, without question, is gratitude. Thank you Lord. Man, we have been so …

The last of Nevada

Saying goodbye is never easy. But it’s especially difficult when you’ve chosen it. Packing up and leaving the place that I’ve called home for my entire life- 33 years- it’s challenging. There are mixed emotions to say the least. And honestly, as I’m closing in on the end of our road trip, and the beginning of my ‘new life’ on …