Month: February 2017

Two Years

Two years ago, we packed up our house and our seventeen month old baby and moved to this farm. We took a giant leap of faith and didn’t really know what was going to catch us on the other side. We dumped money, blood, sweat, and tears into Finding Eminence Farm and we’ve tried to capture the honest and sometimes too raw emotions that come with running a business with your life partner while having a little one too. Sometimes it’s been really funny and sometimes it’s been really, really, really, really not funny. Yet here we are, two years later, still standing and you are still with us. We have been working really hard behind the scenes to streamline things and make our quality of life better. We are investing in perennials, more hoop houses, and better equipment to grow better, faster, and more efficiently.  **Confession Hour** this comes after two years of our farm owning ONLY ONE SHOVEL (how does a farm only own one shovel?). We’re trying to extend our season, grow …

The Time In Between

When winter first started it felt a little awkward. We had to give ourselves the grace to just sit on the couch and watch embarrassing amounts of Netflix. When you’re constantly pushing yourself to work harder and you’re stretched pretty thing, it feels weird going to back to normal and having time to just be. After Christmas, Chris had elective sinus surgery to help him breathe better. After a few weeks of recovery they realized his sinus cavities were full of infection. Fast forward five antibiotics and a month later and he’s finally feeling better. During the Infection of 2017, I caught and then shared with Lincoln a respiratory virus that each gave us two rounds of steroids and antibiotics. We had awful, dry coughs that kept everyone up for most of the night. So we really didn’t have the energy to try to write anything halfway coherent for the blog, thus our silence. We are finally on the mend, but a little antsy. We have spent a lot of time this winter analyzing what it …