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Rachel Wolf
Driftless, WI
Lover of wild places, blogger, homesteader-in-training, homeschooling mama, & the owner of LüSa Organics. At home in the hills of the Driftless.
Interests: Writing, knitting, mothering, farming, exploring, and living life out loud.
Recent Activity
It's a rare treat for me to get one of each item from any Treasure Box collection. We're on our 12th seasonal box already (how is that possible?!) and I've certainly snagged a few favorites that I just can't live... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Clean.
Most of us cant make sense of it either, Debbie. Truly.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Childhood, modified at Clean.
We didn't intend to go skiing. But once we got to the barn and gathered our gear for an upcoming ski trip, we couldn't help ourselves. The sun was setting, the amber light splashed across the hills, and the snow... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Clean.
I don't know about you, but I'm a paper planner person. I've never mastered the calendar on my phone or computer, and find the pop-ups and pings frankly a little distracting. Plus, I spend enough time with a screen under... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Clean.
You can! And I do. That said, if I had it to do over again I'd definitely snag an 8. They didn't offer them when I bought mine, but for making stock a larger pot would be wonderful.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Quick & easy chicken carnitas at Clean.
Great. Thanks, Danna!
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Quick & easy chicken carnitas at Clean.
The year that I turned 40 I invited five or six of my favorite women to head up north to my parent's cabin with me for a long weekend of self-care. I had not made a habit of refilling my... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Clean.
On something of a whim this winter (while we were at the cabin celebrating the Solstice), I whipped up a batch of chicken carnitas for dinner. I had had them a few times before and craved them constantly, and I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2018 at Clean.
I suspect that life as a small business owner is a bit more complicated than it was back when my Grandma Katie was running the beauty parlor down on Main Street, or when my Grandma Lee was running the cab... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2018 at Clean.
Sorry for those of you who are tiring of my nostalgic "savor-this-moment" type of posts. But go with where you are, I say. And this is more certainly where I am. At least today... When I look back on when... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2018 at Clean.
I'm not sure where the time has gone. Didn't we just move here? I remember hauling boxes up the stairs, an eager ten- and six-year old by my side. I remember setting to work making a home here, finding our... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2018 at Clean.
This story is so heartbreaking. Of course, as you already know, it is not a homeschooling story at all. I hope parents rights and homeschooling freedom prevail in your community, Charissa. And I'll be thinking of those kids as well...
Today the kids and I (and a few homeschooling friends) are packing up and heading to The Bodgery, our favorite neighborhood makerspace. Except that it's not exactly in our neighborhood, being over two hours from home. That's how much we... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2018 at Clean.
Looks fabulous, you! I'm slowly digging my way out of my mountain of WIPs, and absolutely LOVING making my barn sweater from MAKE. So so good.
Toggle Commented Jan 23, 2018 on 1.23.17 ~ Veronika Cardigan at SouleMama
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Here is a link to the barn sweater. I'm knitting it with full-length sleeves, but even so I think it's probably too feminine for what you are looking for. And that baby sweater is the sweetest! It's been in my favorites for ages, though I have yet to knit it.
Toggle Commented Jan 23, 2018 on Those buttons! at Clean.
So many projects have gone onto my needles in the past few months. And—perhaps more surprisingly—even with our busy calendar, a few have actually been cast off! It's a miracle, I tell you. This little sweater though, I admit to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2018 at Clean.
Solomon's seal root! Yay! Such a great addition. Also: yes to 100 projects at once. Always, always. xo
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2018 on 1.19.18 ~ January Knits at SouleMama
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Last week I hastily filled a backpack with clothes, grabbed a laptop loaded with work and a basket of knitting, then climbed into my parent's camper for an impromptu cross-country road trip. Pete and the kids stayed home to tend... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2018 at Clean.
First, a baseline: we are not a punishment-reward family. I have never issued a time-out, withheld a reward on account of "bad behavior", or grounded a teenager. On the flip side, I have never given my kids an allowance, or... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2018 at Clean.
Oh, how heartbreaking. We had three friends lose everything to fires within the past few years, and just yesterday helped friends clean their chimney after a frightening New Year's morning chimney fire. Sometimes it feels the line between safety and heartbreak is only a hair's width. Sending love.
Toggle Commented Jan 2, 2018 on 1.2.18 ~ dark days at SouleMama
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I don't remember the last time I made a New Year's resolution. They tend to last me all of twelve minutes before I'm busily making excuses, revising my resolution, delaying, or otherwise utterly failing at what I set out to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2018 at Clean.
(Photo by Ray+Kelly Photography) Sometimes when a year draws to a close I am at a loss to pinpoint the one or two defining moments from the seasons before. Not this year. 2017 was the biggest year I can remember... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2017 at Clean.
Feeling this. Because of my mad schedule, this fall was unreasonably busy for me as well and handmades were rare. Next year, I keep telling myself. And every year that came before. Big love to you and your sweeties! xo
Toggle Commented Dec 28, 2017 on 12.28.17 ~ for the baby at SouleMama
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On something of a whim, we headed to my parent's cabin up north to celebrate the Winter Solstice. We spent nearly a week there, tucked in among the cedar trees. In that old cabin, build by my grandpa and great-grandpa... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2017 at Clean.
Thanks so much, Morgan.
Toggle Commented Dec 16, 2017 on Time at Clean.