I have so much on my mind, but very little I feel like committing to the eternity of planet Blogsphere.  Fall is well upon us, heaving it’s cold wet breath on our backs.  Our firewood is soaking and not yet stacked in our garage, perhaps a metaphor for many things… perhaps just a pile of cold, barely combustable wood.

Scott and I are heading out tonight to eat, drink and be merry at a local single malt tasting.  I don’t taste, I sniff, and Scott gets all the spoils.  Our table will be filled with friends, and there is no malaise that cannot be cured by a nice warm plate of haggis, neeps and tatties.  Every time I watch my tartaned husband give the address to the haggis, I fall in love with him just a little bit more.

I plan on wearing this green dress, which last accompanied me to Montreal.

I hope your dinner will be as enjoyed as mine.


  1. Ashley Brass · October 21, 2011

    what a beautiful dress…you and your husband are a testament on how to keep the love alive, you both inspire me! hope you guys have a fantastic night

  2. Ronwen · October 21, 2011

    I hear you on the blogging thing…………

    On the upside, that dress looks smashing on you! ;)

  3. ella · October 21, 2011

    the dress is lovely :) I’m fond of the booties as well. Enjoy the haggis!

  4. Alex · October 21, 2011

    lookin’ good lady! don’t forget the neeps and tatties! (I’d rather that and the haggis myself!)

  5. Amandette · October 21, 2011

    I find myself more in love with my husband these days too, but I can’t say the same for haggis!
    I love all shades of green on a dress. Leather booties entice equal amounts of <3.
    You are ever charming.

  6. Shona · October 21, 2011

    Nice to see another girl who like haggis. As a first generation Canadian from Scottish stoc,k I sometimes feel like I missed the opportunity to have the good stuff on a regular basis like the rest of my family did. I love that stuff like it’s going out of style (which, I guess it is?).

    Also, the booties…Fluevog? <3

  7. Jay · October 21, 2011

    Enjoy yourselves you crazy kids!

  8. kara and JR · October 21, 2011

    I recognize that dress and those shoes!

  9. Katie j · October 21, 2011

    What a baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaabe!!

  10. Corinne · October 21, 2011

    I LOVE that dress! So pretty :D

  11. Julia · October 21, 2011

    Holy shit. Those shoes are AMAZING.
    I’ve been following your blog for about a year and a half, I guess I’ve never said hi. Hi! I’m a friend of Mary (

  12. Julia · October 21, 2011

    Whoops. Meant to finish with:
    ( and somehow got linked to your blog…was also a member of SG like 10 years ago. Anyhow, I love reading about your farm and family, you seem to live something close to an ideal life (or at least, what I aspire to have one day). :)

  13. Hayley · October 21, 2011

    Love the dress, love the shoes. Hope all is well! :)

  14. Sam · October 21, 2011

    You look so lovely!

  15. kate · October 21, 2011

    you look wonderful.

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  17. Amandette · October 21, 2011

    What brand is that beautiful dress, by the way? (If you don’t mind revealing, of course!)

  18. Twwly · October 21, 2011

    All good, thank you ALL for the compliments. Feels very good for this ordinarily schleppy farm wife.

    Dress is Anthropologie, shoes are Fluevog. :)

  19. Sid · October 21, 2011

    Damn I love all your tats. Gorgeous. I have to start saving my pennies for more.

    This is totally selfish but if you’re looking for non-regrettable types of things to talk about on this blog, I’d love some of your recommendations for kids toys. My daughter is 26 months and we’re trying to go with the less-but-better approach to toys. With Christmas coming, I’d love to hear what toys you and your kids have gotten the most fun/use/etc. out of.

  20. Twwly · October 21, 2011

    They love art supplies. They have a play kitchen from Ikea. I don’t know why we bought food for it, before we did, they imagined EVERY ITEM. Chestnuts in a bag. Wooden catapult from Lee Valley. Rope (from our garage) and pulleys ($8 from the hardware store) and a carabeener to lift objects, and sometimes the dog. :)

  21. Isa · October 21, 2011

    I just read ur update and I know u disabled comments… I dont know you of course, but I really hope everything will turn out well for you. I always loved reading your blog and sometimes I had this dream to live exactly like your family did. You seem/ed so free, so organic… it is hard to describe. Society turned into a materialistic worm hole and your blog was like a ray of light. I really hope you will tell us what happened to your farm or why u decided to sell. Of course you dont owe anyone something, but I really loved reading ur blog and I was shocked to read about that sale.

  22. kate · October 21, 2011

    ^ what she said.

  23. Twwly · October 21, 2011

    We are located in the middle of an industrial wind project. 90+ turbines are going to be around us, and we have spent the last two years fighting them. Fighting Samsung and the Ontario government is not a winning battle.

    Though we will likely never get sick from the turbines, the plain fact is that we have fought tooth and nail… and once they go up, everytime we see one we will feel defeated and angry. Two feelings I could not personally live with daily.

    We had no choice but to fight, it’s who we are. But it has emotionally put us into a very precarious position… As far as we know, there are no turbines within a kilometer of us, any other person would probably be happy to ignore them.

    We on the other hand, at this point in our lives, could not.

  24. Johna469 · October 21, 2011

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