Farmhouse Flowers

Perfect Farmhouse Flower Arrangments

There’s no magazine-picture-perfect house with six kids, a hubby and a farm but you can have Perfect Farmhouse Flowers. Style it up as I may…  stay on top of it as I might, there’s always an overripe sock (on a kitchen counter) today’s stack of junk mail (right where I’m trying to blog) or a…

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Sweet Potato Risotto

Sweet Potato Risotto

It feels soooo good to be back in the groove. Can I just say it again? It feels soooooooooooooooooo good to be back in the groove!  It’s like Steven Tyler is screaming in my life’s soundtrack, “I’m baaaaaaaaaaack in the saddle again!” Seven days after that sweet baby I was out pulling weeds in the…

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Jardin Potager at Dusk | Parisienne Farmgirl

Potager…Pregnancy Update

Dusk in the Jardin Potager.   I love those words… jardin potager.   They are so romantic and descriptive to me I can hardly stand it. But you have to swear to me that you will pronounce it “poe-tagh-ay” – soft “g” and all that.   Never say “pot-ig-er”.   Ever. —— Winding down here. Had my last big…

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The Birth Story You've Never Heard | The Parisienne Farmgirl

The Birth Story You’ve Never Read

The Birth Story You’ve Never Read Eleven years ago this October I started this blog.   True…. It’s not super popular… truth be told in terms of “blog lingo”… SEO… numbers… all that… I have no idea what I’m doing.  But I started out ‘cause I was a proud Momma of a boy that turns eleven…

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Our Pallet Pig Pasture | Parisienne Farmgirl

Pallet Pig Pasture

This little piggie went to pasture.  Thanks to our new Pallet Pig Fence! Oh my goodness.  I’ve lost my mind.   I love pigs. It’s silly I know, we’ve raised chickens for meat and eggs, rabbits for meat, have dairy goats, grow lots of veggies but having pigs makes me feel totally legit.  Like, who does…

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I'm Still Here (Farm Life Update) | Parisienne Farmgirl

I’m Still Here…

I’m still here… and I’m OK. Thank you to those who have reached out to check on me. We’re on the home stretch here with this sweet baby due in less than six weeks and the strong, spring demands of farm life.  But can you believe it?   It’s almost over but as every Momma knows…

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Looking Forward To Life || Parisienne Farmgirl

Looking Forward to Life

The sun is shining.  It’s 52 degrees. And these days, that’s a big deal.  It only stopped snowing here last week and not one thing has been planted in the garden. Not ONE. As frustrated as I am, I’ve got this weird peace about it right now…. though I expect that peace to evaporate any…

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Remembering My First Garden || Parisienne Farmgirl

Remembering My First Garden

Gardening for Beginners?  It all starts with a sudden, strange urge to get your hands dirty.  You’ve had a normal, clean existence up until a certain point and then the potential for a fresh vegetable or bouquet on your dining table beckons and… well, you’re ruined for life. And all the better for it. ……

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World's Best Scone Recipe | Parisienne Farmgirl

World’s Best Scone Recipe

Says I. For years, before it sold to a new owner, Joel and I would vacation at the lovely Thorpe House Inn in Fish Creek, Wisconsin. Door County.  Dugh. We have the fondest memories from our many visits there.  We were total nerds about it.  (Twice we stayed for a WEEK! It was like the…

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