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We're old souls at heart. Give us some books, a good cup of coffee and a sunset, and we're set for life . . . or at least until suppertime.

By day, Chris is the dairy herd manager on the family farm, and I'm a stay-at-home mama, writer, former editor and the author of Hello. My Name Is Single (except I'm not anymore . . . single, that is).

By night, we're just regular farm folks who prefer gravel roads to interstates and meals around our table to eating in restaurants.

We garden and dairy and write and drive Gators and take pictures and wonder why our dogs insist on digging in places they shouldn't.

It's a good life, filled with the innumerable gifts our heavenly Father loves to give, and we're just tickled pink to be living it.

So, please, settle yourself in, let me pour you some of my grandma's homemade lemonade (not too sweet and not too sour), and let's catch up.


  1. Still my favorite picture and fond memory.

  2. I just happened upon this blog! The first thing that caught my eye was the super cute pumpkin pie cookies! I have to make this! Can't wait to see more about all of this!!! Glad I found ya!!!

  3. Hey! Seriously. Your food looks amazing and your site is awesome! You guys are such a cute couple! But uh... WHERE THE FUNK IS YOUR RESTAURANT?! I'd love to try that potato soup, as I've seen it featured, but you don't say the location anywhere!

    - Jace from CR

  4. Adrienne, hello!! I don't know if you remember me or not, but a while back I worked at the LCMS in Commission on Worship, I think right about the time you had started. I was so impressed that there was someone else who knew what it meant to live in the country on a farm. I didn't realize you had a website/blog - picked up on it from a link posted by someone on FB. Who would have thunk it?!

    I don't know how long ago the spider incident happened, but that had to be quite scary. We have recently and finally moved to the farm and I am in the midst of realizing that I moved into their space, so they (the bugs, including spiders) are going to take revenge. And their first line of revenge and attack is with horse flies. Despite that, we are so very happy to be here and have our own place again. It's on the farm where my husband was raised. We are not big farmers, but we like our little hobby farm with chickens, ducks, pigs, a milk cow, bottle calves and a small beef herd, pus the usually herd of cats and soon to get, a couple of puppies from a friend. It gives us what we need and what we enjoy.

    Well, I won't bore you with all that, but just wanted to say hello and let you know how refreshing it is to read through your page and see farm life have a spotlight, especially with your young family. There is hope for the future of farming. Kindred heart and spirit. I will stay tuned, it sounds like there is lots to learn from you.

    Blessings abound in all your efforts, adventures and for your family.


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