Favorite Things – Spring 2015

Lately I am enjoying more photography and appreciation of small delights around Hawk Hill. In this spring “Favorite Things” posts I got herb bouquets, art, and kittens. I’ve been trying to be more intentional about appreciating less glamorous things as beautiful- enter these sage blossoms and fennel fronds. Hardly standouts in the garden, they made…

Cold Brewed Herbal Teas

5 Tips to Kick the Soda Habit for Good

I stopped drinking soda in January of 2013. I’d tried a few times before, and learned a lot, but it wasn’t until 2013 that I was ready to kick the habit for you. Like most behavior changes, it’s nearly impossible to just “stop” doing something, but replacing behaviors comes much easier. Instead of giving up…

Selected Undergraduate Papers

(Undergraduate) College is more than a couple years in my past, and yet, the papers from a degree in English / classic literature never quite go obsolete. I paid far too much for the right to write these papers to justify just tossing them out, so below I’ve included a small selection of my undergraduate…

A Beginning

This post updated: Yes! The front door of Hawk Hill is lime green! This is a new blog about life on a farm in Joplin, MO. On December 1, 2010 I bought my first home, 3 acres just off the main road in Joplin, MO.  6 months later the Joplin Tornado struck.  The 80 year…