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the gift of a truck


This weekend I received the incredible gift of a truck from my very generous friends Tommi and Cary (and their son Magnus :). I’ve known Tommi and Cary for almost 10 years and so have Chris and Julie here at the farm. Tommi and Cary have actually been helping out here on the property for a number of years already (mostly with interior home renos so far) and were super excited and supportive of the idea of me moving out here. As soon as they read my blog post about needing to buy a truck, they sent me an email that started something like this, “Hi Joc – we read your blog post about needing a truck and well, have we got a deal for you!…”

Cary and Tommi are very generously gifting me their rarely-used truck for the year while I’m on the farm. It helps them out because it frees up space in their one-car garage and it helps me out because it means I don’t have to go out and buy my own truck (I’m not exactly an expert at truck purchasing and whatever I can cut out of my budget is a huge help to me).

I’ll be getting insurance on it this week, but I took it for a little spin around the farm on saturday and it was fun! I’m pretty excited about being a truck girl!

Cary and Tommi and Magnus – I love you all! Thank you SO much for this incredible gift – it’s totally a blessing. Can’t wait to have you back on the farm soon for a big thank you feast! xoxo

my best friend, the farm babe


There’s a solid handful of farm family members who live on this 2.5 acres and when the whole crew’s back in September, I’ll post a farm family photo and introduce you to everyone. In the meantime, I thought I’d upload a photo I took today of my very best friend Julie, one of the babe-licious farm hotties who lives here. I’ve known Julie for 19 years now (our friendship has some serious staying power). Julie married my friend Chris six years ago and last year they added baby Kai to their family. I love them to absolute bits and having the opportunity to take on this farm for a year project with them was definitely the biggest draw for me.

Photo of Julie and baby Kai below. Chris is on a sailing adventure at the moment, but you’ll see more of him in a month.


I love you guys! xo