Monday, December 21, 2009

Far too long!

Hey guys!

So it has definitely been a long time since we have blogged. I'm sure most of you have stopped checking... I don't blame you.

To be honest, it takes a REALLY long time to upload pictures and we only use our computers for barely an hour a week when we go into town. But you can call us any time! And we bought some blank disks, so if you want to see some new pictures we can mail them to you! We may still be able to throw some stuff up here from time to time, but probably not consistently while we do not have access to the world wide inter-web.

Well just wanted to let you know... we are at a new address! If you do decide to mail something, please send it to our new temporary place since we are now rarely at the farm in Mount Vernon.

156 Shallow Shore Road
Bellingham, WA 98229

Hopefully we have talked to all of you somewhat recently. If not, know that everything is going great (and we hope it is going just as wonderfully for you). We had a mind blowing experience yesterday. You can ask about it the next time we talk to you... it would be hard to describe in text. Life is great and beautiful and full of love.

Hope you feel the same. And wishing everyone happy, warm, fun holidays surrounded by great people and lots of love.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

hey guys! its corey for the first time. we are actually on the plane as i type on the way back to washington. we came back to atlanta to go to whit's dads wedding. he was nice enough to fly us back home for a couple days. so we've been at our farm for about 3 weeks now and are enjoying a lot. the family we're staying with is a young couple with 3 boys who are 2, 5, and 9. its been really awesome that the work we do is work we want to do. even though it can be hard or strenuous we are very happy to feel our body's work. but for the most part it is very chill. the usual day starts with us getting up around 8:30, going in to the remains of a kitchen and make breakfast and coffee or tea. the kids usually are gone by the time we make it in. we will start work around 9:30 and if its an order day (mon. and thurs.) we will pick what the markets have ordered. usually kale and green onions. the 5 year old gets home around noon and we break for lunch. we'll then continue if the order isn't done or work on cleaning shallots (which they pronounce shal-lots) or split some wood for the wood stove. or there have been times where thats all we do for the day and we'll walk to the skagit river or go to the co-op to have coffee and use the internet. we'll start make dinner around 6 and since we've been thinking about food the whole day (which has been common) we'll go pick what we want from the field. Danielle (mom) has already taught us so many new techniques and uses of the vegetables and is usually baking some awesome sweet stuff. we usually eat together unless we go into town and get back late. our bedtime has been around 9 o'clock and we love every minute of it. the neighbors cows usually moo us to sleep too. then wake up and do it again. then again thats life right? until next time, stay happy!

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Hey guys! Sorry we have not had time to put more pictures up, but we do have an address in case anyone wants us to send us a care package!

21135 Francis Road
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Thanks for all the comments! The farm has been really great so far. We have been learning a lot and cooking A LOT too. So much food all the time. We will write more about it soon and try to get some pictures of the farm up as well.

Love love love.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

finally ... internet that works!

got to post these pictures earlier before the internet cut out on me.

hot springs in ouray, colorado. we thought it would be some kind of stone configuration but it was definitely just a pool with hot springs water in it. it was still pretty cool.

we went on a hike for a few hours while we were in ouray. we did not do the whole trail but we made it to a really awesome viewpoint and set up the trekking pole to take a picture.

the view was astounding. we stopped and ate some lunch.

we drove overnight to the grand canyon after we left colorado. i put a movie on the ipod and listened to it while i drove most of the night... which was actually pretty stimulating. the sun started to rise just as we reached the grand canyon state park. pretty cool.

these two pictures are from when we hiked into the canyon on the second day. we almost made it to the second checkpoint and decided it was a good idea to turn back. the hike back up to the top was quite grueling. no shade and the sun was intense. we both had some pretty sweet sunburn.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

hey guys!

sorry it has been so long since we posted anything. no wi-fi in the woods.

we are currently in eugene, oregon trying to plan out the rest of our trip. we will post some pictures and blurbs asappppp.

love you all!

whit and corey

Friday, September 11, 2009

met the coolest people in the coolest town

we are leaving boulder today and heading to a place called the nederlands that is about 15 miles into the flatiron mountains. we went there yesterday and heard that they had free camping. it is a total hippie town nestled in the mountains by a beautiful lake. full of crystal shops, local community co-ops, legal marijuana distributors, and tons of travelers with musical instruments.

anyways, we wanted to make a quick post about the first really great people we met on this journey. we met them at the boulder mountain lodge on our first day. that same night we went and hung out at their awesome trailer camper and had the best conversation with them. they gave us great advice on pretty much everything (especially traveling). they are the kind of people you want to be like when you grow up.

deb and paul (did not get their cute dog rocky in the picture)

so happy we met you guys.

- whit and core

p.s. check out one of paul's awesome mountain biking websites! he kills it on the trails.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

best place so far (and will be hard to top)

pictures from colorado! the coolest place either of us has ever had the opportunity to see. beyond beautiful. hope the rest of the trip is this killer. will write more about it in the next few days.


our first taste of the mountains. we were both grinning ear to ear during this part.

on the way to boulder

boulder mountain lodge. three miles from town but still on a mountain. we are not lodging; we are still camping (but they let us use the hot tub).

the first night/early morning we heard noises like someone was packing up to leave and we went back to sleep. later in the day the people next to us said that a bear came through and rummaged the dumpster for food. our campsite is the closest one to the dumpster (about twenty feet away). we are listening out tonight because he is rumored to be a repeat offender.

farmers market in boulder

the hill was cool. it is like the colorado state university hang out place. good burritos at illegal petes. thanks keith.

the pearl street mall in boulder. lots and lots of shops.

we will post more about colorado soon. and im sure corey will be adding a post about funny/cool things i forgot.

- whit

on to kans-ass

after st. louis we made a six hour drive to the middle of kansas (an hour out of topeka). here are some crazy hair pictures from the road.

oh my ah! undercut!

the drive through kansas was actually VERY beautiful. tons of grassy valleys and hills that did not end. we were quite surprised (although the second half of our kansas drive was not as exciting to see).

we were looking for a place called mushroom rock state park and we found it... but the only thing we found were two rocks stacked on top of each other thirty miles off the highway in the middle of nowhere. no camping. so we tried to use the gps (with much difficulty) to get us to the nearest gas station and ended up driving back at least twenty miles to find it. the attendant was pretty much an asshole to corey, but we were saved by a local who told us to follow him and he would flash his lights when we needed to turn off.

we ended up camping on kanopolis lake in venango state park... also in the middle of nowhere kansas. we got to the campsite past dark and set up the tent with only the light from our headlamps. when we woke up in the morning, this is what we saw:

we had no idea that the lake was close to our campsite because of how dark it had been the night before. nice surprise.

we went on a two mile nature walk and then spent some time by the lake. it rained a lot while we were there and it was super windy (but that was awesome).

we also had the first injury of the trip. i fell off my bike (while doing absolutely nothing) when we rode down to the beach and scratched up my ankle. corey tended to my wounds after we rode back.

we stayed two nights at venango and then left for coloradoooooo!

- whit

p.s. corey will be posting soon as well! i feel like a blog hog. but i had all the pictures and corey made dinner. hah.

forgot these

forgot to post these pictures of our amazing meal on the second night at land between the lakes. corey's client stephanie gave him a squash she grew before we left, and we cut it up and cooked it on the fire. sooooo good. thanks stephanie!

- whit

on the road

now pictures from the trip!

here are the pictures from tennessee and kentucky... and land between the lakes (the place we wrote about a few entries earlier).


map for land between the lakes

we saw a snake the first night riding bikes!

bison range!

yes! meshuggah cafe in the hill in st. louis.

more from kansas and colorado next!

- whit

a few more...

a few more photos from a few days before we left. hot tub!!!

- whit