Tag Archives: love

cousin love


This hand-holding started up when we were all watching the woodchips getting delivered.  Pretty darn cute!  And pretty darn awesome that two little cousins get to grow up together on the same property.

(Specially posted for the grandparents who can’t be here right now to see this happening in person).

32nd birthday on the farm – mini update


This past weekend was my birthday weekend and most of it was spent on the farm which was exactly what I wanted.  Full blog posts and photos coming soon, but special thanks to:

  • Chris and Matt C for installing my composting toilet for me…
  • Matt, Chantalle, Chris, Julie, Matt C and Stephy for helping me break in the trailer with candles, birthday medleys, food, wine and games…
  • Julie for hosting her famous sunday morning pancake brunch…
  • Baby Kai and Baby Canaan for the living room dance party (aka bicep workout)…
  • And Tommi and Cary, Tony and Marlene for the excellent farm advice and feasting visit!

It was the perfect weekend and I couldn’t be happier about the fact that I’m spending the next year of my life undertaking this farming adventure with these amazing people on this beautiful piece of property.  I love you all!  xoxo



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