Thursday, August 11, 2016

Hidden Acres


After a year hiatus (how is that even possible?), the blog is back up complete with a new name.

It took us four years to settle on a name for the farm. We had discussed different possibilities, but nothing ever felt right. Then we bought an American Guinea hog and needed to put our farm name on the registration. The whole way home (with our pig grunting in the back of the car) we tossed around ideas, but it didn't getting us any closer to filling out the registration paperwork.

I put feelers on Facebook, and the very first idea came from our neighbor, Kris. It was perfect.

If you've been to our house, you know that it is something of a surprise after a long, dirt driveway. The UPS man knows. Or doesn't know.

The name Hidden Acres Farm suggests to us something about our property that appealed to us from the very beginning - the sense of seclusion and retreat. When we started to talk about relaunching the blog with a more specific focus, it was the obvious choice for a new name for the blog.

So welcome to Hidden Acres. Here you'll find the same kind of content that has dominated this space before (me rambling), but Matt will be chiming in once in a while. We have learned so much doing life on this property for the past four years. Trust me - if we can do this, anyone can do it. There will be a lot about gardening and canning in the summers and a lot about  frozen pipes in the winter. And we will be talking about some of the unique challenges we face farming with a wheelchair in the mix. Neither of us are an experts (i.e. no  advice here on actually fixing frozen pipes), but we love each other, our house, and our land and are excited to share it with you.

Thanks for joining us!

Pictures courtesy of the talented Rachel Hrinko. Check out her farm and beautiful photos here!


  1. Yay! I love your blog and I'm so glad you're back!!

    Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort

  2. Perfect! ❤️ And posting on Thursday instead of Friday?? Glad I caught it! ;)

  3. I'm thrilled as well. Enjoy your vignettes and photos.

    1. Good to hear from you, Eileen. I miss our chats!


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