My name is Emily and I am a mama, farmer, artist, follower of Jesus and avid daydreamer. I am passionate about storytelling, living creatively, stewardship, slowing down, contemplating my faith. As you might have noticed I love blue - cobalt and prussian hues are my favourite. I am happiest when I am milking a cow, cuddling my boys, wielding blue pens, walking under tall trees, picking violets, having intense conversations with friends, in the bathtub, reading poetry (or english literature), baking, eating butter, dancing the polka, listening to buzzing cicadas, dropping coins in the hat of an old man playing an accordion.

This blog was a place to note down and savour the good things in life... For eight years between 2007-2015 I posted (fairly) regularly until it seemed like the right time to move on. Now you can follow our farming and homesteading adventures on Hand to Ground and glimpses of daily life on instragram.

If you would like to get in touch please email me: emilyclaresims[at]gmail[dot]com

You may like to peruse the links below:
The exploits of Miss Mavis
(my illustrated novella about a forty-something woman sailing to Antarctica in a tea-cup)

A week of houses
(a seven-day exploration of houses in blue biro pen)
Our wedding in polaroids
(feburary 20th, 2010)
Living presently
(streams of faith)
Living in France
(a reflection on one year living abroad)
Dearest little'un
(letters to my baby growing in the womb)
A growing boy
(each month noting the milestones and the preciousness of babyhood)
Musings on motherhood
(as my eyes see it, as my heart feels it)
Farm Life