This blog is a place to note down and savour the good things in life. My name is Emily and I am a mama to three beautiful rambunctious boys aged five months to five years. My husband and I run a small regenerative farm raising chickens on fresh grass pasture for meat and eggs and keeping beehives for raw honey. We are learning to live as simply, seasonally and thoughtfully as we can.

I am passionate about storytelling, living creatively, stewardship, slowing down, contemplating my faith. As you might have noticed I love blue - cobalt and prussian hues are my favourite. I am happiest when I am milking a cow, cuddling my boys, wielding blue pens, walking under tall trees, picking violets, having intense conversations with friends, in the bathtub, reading poetry (or english literature), baking, eating butter, dancing the polka, listening to buzzing cicadas, dropping coins in the hat of an old man playing an accordion...

You can also follow our farming and homesteading adventures on Hand to Ground and glimpses of daily life on instragram.

If you would like to get in touch please email me: emilyclaresims[at]gmail[dot]com

You may like to peruse the links below:
The exploits of Miss Mavis
(my illustrated novella about a forty-something woman sailing to Antarctica in a tea-cup)

A week of houses
(a seven-day exploration of houses in blue biro pen)
Our wedding in polaroids
(feburary 20th, 2010)
Living presently
(streams of faith)
Living in France
(a reflection on one year living abroad)
Dearest little'un
(letters to my baby growing in the womb)
A growing boy
(each month noting the milestones and the preciousness of babyhood)
Musings on motherhood
(as my eyes see it, as my heart feels it)
Farm Life