Have you heard of Stitch Fix? Honestly, I would be really surprised if you haven't. Bloggers and YouTubers seem to love the service, it is heavily advertised, and so many times I have complimented friends on their clothes and got...
A couple weeks ago I shared a list of my favorite local restaurants for date night in the Western Finger Lakes, as a collaborative project organized by Social Fabric.  Other bloggers have created similar lists, in which they have shared their favorite restaurants all...
Happy Thursday Friends, This week I thought we would try something new! Each Thursday I’m gonna check in with you about some of the stuff going on in my life…musings, things I’m digging, and what we are up to. It’s my...
I am looking for recipes for some of Upstate New York's favorite regional foods, do you have one you want to share?
Buffalo Chicken Wings, they are found at nearly every super bowl party, pizza shop, and sports bar. This messy finger food is an upstate New York original. Tracing its roots back to Buffalo, in a small family owned bar....
"This is an enchanted place. Others don’t see it, but I do." The enchanted place is an ancient stone prison, viewed through the eyes of a death row inmate who finds escape in his books and in re-imagining life...
I recently attended a narrative stage discussion on ethnic foods in the Finger Lakes, organized by the New York State Folklore Society. The event, You are What You Eat held at the Auburn Theater, was really enjoyable, and found...

Goodbye 2016

I was recently looking back through my archives and came to the realization I had only posted 20 times in 2016, and there was a period of time where I didn’t post a single thing for 3 months straight....
Do you ever wonder exactly how many calories are in a serving of your favorite dish? Recently someone posted a comment asking about how many calories are in a serving of Applesauce Puffs. I did some investigating on the Internet and discovered...
I think authors are rock stars – so meeting an author is a terribly exciting thing for me, so I just had to share my recent meeting of author Sonja Livingston. Last year I read Ghostbread by Sonja Livingston, and...
State of the Blog & Reader Survey Results A couple of weeks ago I asked if you could do me a small favor and answer a couple of quick questions for my annual reader survey.  The questions included the typical...
It seems like 2016 is flying by already! My Feedly account is full of other bloggers sharing their resolutions, words of the year, and goals. As nice as it would be nice to streamline my wardrobe and maybe drink less coffee...
As we are getting ready to turn the page on 2015, I wanted to take a moment and wish you and yours a safe and happy New Year! 2015 was definitely a year for the books. There were milestones met...

2015 Reader Survey

I love this time of the year. I really use the time in between Christmas and New Years to evaluate the state of my blog. I have been pouring over analytics, checking out what seemed to work well and...
Christmas afternoon my husband and I were able to sneak out for a walk. It was kind of grey, and not really as warm as it has been, but a change of scenery was very much needed. We have both...
  How did it get to be Christmas week already? I still have so much to do! It has been a such a fun year! I can't believe in January I will be celebrating 3 years of blogging here at Home...
The weather has been absolutely gorgeous! It has been very mild here. But I really haven't taken the time to enjoy this unusually mild start to winter, and I should. Winters are long in Upstate New York, and I...

Autumn Snow

I know every year we say it when the first snow comes, but this snow really is earlier than usual. The average date of the first snowfall in Rochester is November 8th, I woke up to a winter wonderland...
So this weekend the family and I actually got off the farm. That's right, we got the corn picked and delivered and skedaddled out of town before the phone had a chance to ring, or anyone could stop by looking...
It's been pretty busy here lately, we are in the middle of calving and planting on the farm and there are a ton of end of school year activities going on for the kids that are keeping me busy....
Hi! I’m Jennifer – a work at home, farmer's wife, mom to 3, living life in Upstate New York! I love sharing tasty recipes, easy do it yourself projects, and little stories of life on a farm in the Finger Lakes.

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