One of my favorite places I visited as a child on a regular basis was Schutt’s Cider Mill in Webster, NY. I can’t remember ever not going there and I believe it’s been a family tradition since my grandmother was a child. We ate A LOT of apples growing up. After all, I grew up in Western New York where apple orchards are everywhere. And the apples are SO good! I really haven’t... Read More

Wordless Wednesday October 6, 2010 Guess what we have lots of in the garden? Ed wanted to know what we were going to do with them…  Read More →

I keep meaning to write…really…I do. I even wake up in the middle of the night with a blog half-way written in my head. And then I can’t fall back to sleep. Those who know me well may find that an amazing fact. I like sleep. A lot. But getting up and writing just doesn’t seem like the right thing to do at 3 or 4 am. I might wake Ed up. 😉 So, I have a lot of blogging to catch... Read More

Yes, it’s true…the first batch of Chaser’s Racers Buddy Walk shirts are finished…whohoo! And if I do say so myself, they came out awesome!!! If you don’t already know Laurie and her crew from checking out Welcome to the Mad House, then you probably don’t know why we are sponsoring the Chaser’s Racers Buddy Walk team. You see…Laurie has been one of my... Read More

Yesterday evening, we hosted the Maxinkuckee Yacht Club’s Famous Chili Cheeseburger Party at the Farm. What…you haven’t been to it? How could that be? Hmm…maybe next year! You’ll just have to come to our Fall Regatta to check it out. Since the Maxinkuckee Yacht Club (say that three times fast!) doesn’t have a brick and mortar home, members host the different events... Read More

It’s raining… It’s pouring… And we’re hosting a party tonight here at the Farm… Not just any party, but the Famous Maxinkuckee Yacht Club Chili-Cheeseburger Party. Did I mention it’s a bit chilly here too? 60°F to be exact. Fall has arrived for sure. Hopefully the skies decide to clear up by this evening, otherwise, we’ll be having the party in the... Read More

I can’t say that Fall is my favorite season…but it definitely has it perks. Apple cider, pretty leaves, perfect sleeping weather, pumpkins…to name a few. And although I don’t have kids, I think all of my friends with children would agree “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”. In case you don’t remember… We made a summer list and managed to... Read More

Wordless Wednesday September 8, 2010 Loving being home in Culver, Indiana for a little while!  Read More →

We’re excited to have Laurie Maddex of Welcome to the Mad House guest blogging for us today on giving back which fits with our goals for Always Happy Life. Her personal blog is awesome, so make sure you check out their regular adventures as well. Hopefully we can talk her into blogging for us more in the future!!! So without further adieu…here it is: We had quite the eye opening experience... Read More

Wordless Wednesday September 1, 2010. Thanks to Ed’s Dad, Bill Furry for all of the shots this week!  Read More →