In summer 2011, when I was six months pregnant, we left our little house in town for a sprawling farmhouse in the country. Over the front porch, a giant apricot tree lends shade for rest and sweet, ripe fruit for refreshment.

Under the Apricot Tree is a blog about new life on an old farm. Making a home, starting a family, living intentionally, and seeing the grace in ordinary things. This is my year-long experiment in savoring the richness of simpler living.

Here Under the Apricot Tree, we reach up with open palms, to receive the blessing of this moment, in all its sweet-tart glory.

Thank you for coming to pause a while under the tree with me. You’re welcome to stop by anytime.