To Market, To Market

 

This past weekend was the first YYC Growers “A Christmas Gift Market”, which I organized, managed & was a vendor at. If that sounds like a lot, it was. I was also prepared to do a workshop that day, but didn’t have any signups. Another time maybe. I didn’t let that get me down though. The market was small but mighty in creativity & the most wonderful vendors. Very thankful for the time spent getting to know them & their journeys.

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Living With Essential Oils: Mermom Roll-On

Mermom Roll-On Recipe from Bubblegum Sass

 

Who does it better? Mermaids or moms? How about a super combo of both? Ya, that’s more like me. Mermom. Ironically I don’t have a love affair with the ocean or water. Instead, my appreciation of mermaids is in their representation of duality & beauty. They seem like the perfect representation of momlife, where adaptability, discernment, and inner beauty/confidence are important.

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A Year Off From Blogging

 

I didn’t exactly mean to, but I took a year off from blogging. Somehow a few weeks and months turned into a full year. Some of it was weariness. Life exploded into a new kind of busy after the arrival of our sweet baby Boaz. Part of it was feeling unable to share the weight on our hearts through the early stages of adoption, to be as open as I’ve trained myself to be. In hindsight, I wish I had just written blog posts, but never published them. Instead, I left a lot unsaid, unexpressed, un-shared and isolated myself & our story.

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Hello World

Hello World ~ Open Adoption Journey

 

I know it’s been months since I’ve had time to pop onto here. There’s been just a *few* big changes in our life since June. The biggest by far has been in the area of our adoption journey. We were matched with a birth mama at the end of July, were chosen by her in August and spent as much time as we could getting to know each other before little babe made his appearance.

World, say hello to our son Boaz Asher Dale. Born Oct. 20th.

 

Hello World ~ Open Adoption Journey
Little Bo is healthy & loved by so many. He’s already firmly planted in our hearts. His name means “strength within” and is entirely suited to him and his birth & adoption story.

We brought him home on Oct.21st and have had the honour of being his adoptive parents from day one (with that official title coming in another month or two hopefully).

Hoping to share a bit more about our experience as we learn to navigate conversations dealing with the open adoption process, while being respectful of all the privacy needed for both birth mama and Bo. I love the relationship we have with her & her whole family. We’ve truly adopted a family, not just a baby.

So if you’re wondering where I am, I’ll just be soaking in this little babe & getting all the cuddles I can.

Farm Days: Hello June

Farm Days: Hello June! An update on Happiness By The Acre family farm

 

Winter vanished in days, and then so did April and May!

As usual spring in Alberta is a flurry of activity. We’ve been busy planting out the market gardens, building mobile chicken coops, fixing watering systems, setting up irrigation, and getting corrals set up. We’ve got 25 laying hens in the gawky pullet stage, and cows on the way in the next week or so. A flurry of activity! Thankfully we have our hired hand, Lachlan, who has been an absolute work horse while Marcus runs around wrangling paperwork to parts sourcing.

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Friday Fun Facts

Friday Fun Facts: Marcus ~ Daddy, Hubby, Farmer Geek Blogger

 

About time for another round of Friday Fun Facts, where you get to learn a little bit more about our contributors. Today Marcus shares his past jobs with you. Past employment does not, by any means, define you, but it is an interesting way to see where you have been at different stages in life. I always find it fascinating to learn where people have worked!

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