Welcome sweaters, cold feet, and the end of an era...


As dramatic as saying "the end of an era", it's been Mike and I's favorite line these past few weeks, usually said in a low dramatic and daunting voice... We may or may not be imagining scenes of exploding aliens, getting picked up by eagles at Mount Doom, or watching the final episode ever of Downton Abbey as we say it... (Dreading that last one).

Well folks, here are 3 short updates about Mr. and Mr's Park embracing this next season...


1. Goodbye outdoors, hello creative hibernation.
Although Mike and I may come off as extreme adventure seekers, camping in the freezing cold and rain is simply not our thing...(excluding our first hunting trip next weekend of course ;)) The stormy clouds have chased us into our cave, and I find myself itching to spend these early indoor hours to start millions of creative projects!! With a job where I am constantly creating visuals and projects for other people, I've been thirsting for the sweet taste of personal creativity.... ahhh!! This blog being one of them, screen printing and sewing my own clothes, recording an album of a soon to be announced sort, photography, and lots and lots of sketching and drawing with my new Wacom Intuos drawing tablet.


2. Moving day December 1st
That's right, for any of you who have seen our wonderful secluded home in the country, that era, or at least that location, is coming to an end. (If you want an extremely emotional yet classy experience hearing this news, listen to this... Sam says it best.) We got our two months notice for totally understandable reasons. Our landlords have a different plan for the property, which requires Mike and I to move out for it to work. We've been incredibly blessed to live on a huge property surrounded by horses, deer, massive private meadow and forest (pictures throughout post), and on one occasion a baby black bear sighting (slightly alarming). Time to say goodbye and begin the home hunt...


3. Sheep breeding and "Chicken" dinner...
Mike and I's little hobby farm, located on my parent's property, is taking a turn into a new territory... It's breeding & butchering season for our sheep! Exciting right?! To be honest, we have little idea of what we're doing but we've been apprenticing and learning from Google's library of farming, and so far the sheep are healthy and still alive! Hoping that our two females can get preggers this fall to have babies in late spring next year (definitely don't want to miss that blog post if you're a sucker for anything cute and fluffy), then our ram, who we call "Chicken" is getting the chop in November! Hopefully we will indulge in his grass-fed organic goodness this Christmas. We're farmers, and that's what farmers do, just saying to the people who only like to see their meat wrapped in plastic, eating the animals you raise isn't weird, it's how meat works. Mini rant done. :)


Well that's my little update, what are you planning to do as the cold hits this fall? I'd love to hear! Comment below.

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