Lighter

We had a real sunrise today! Nothing particularly striking, but it gave me a happy twingle given the forecast had predicted a solid block of precipitation for the foreseeable future. Today the arrival of dawn brought muted pink and lavender. They replaced the usual monotonous expanse that seems only to vacillate between light gray and dark gray. And boy was it was a glorious morning--balmy and...

New Beginnings

Welcome to the first Ragtag River post! As we spend the seasons slowly ambling towards our dream family homestead, each year feels like we're getting just a little bit closer. We still have a long ways to go, but over the past seven years we've gone from a few city chickens and a couple scraggly tomato plants to two little ones, a country acre with meat rabbits, a dozen chickens, and a large...