Tuesday, October 21, 2014

 A photogenic garden gnome.

Elise Hofer Derstine reflects on “real life” versus what appears on social media, and describes moments — both good and bad — that can’t be captured in a photograph.  

Posted on Aug. 24, 2014 at 6:00 a.m.
 A rare moment of sweet sleep.

After struggling with exhaustion and parental guilt, Elise Hofer Derstine remembers the comforting words of a good friend.  

Posted on June 30, 2014 at 8:15 a.m.
 Elise Hofer Derstine and her son, Abram.

After having her child, community blogger Elise Hofer Derstine is adjusting to the changes her body underwent. Her new son continues to remind her these should be treated with reverence.

Posted on June 6, 2014 at 1:08 p.m.
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Elise Hofer Derstine
Elise is co-owner of Blue Heron Farm, a pasture-based livestock farm that raises chicken, sheep, pigs and cattle. She is also a freelance writer and the co-author of two children's books, Music Everywhere! and What We Wear: Dressing Up Around the World. She lives in Goshen with her husband and son.

In Hoof and Wing, Elise writes about pursuing life's most elusive goals – balance and meaning – while learning to be a farmer and a mom.