JAIL Break – July 20

It’s a full day of Escobar style adventures! Morning chores involve checking out one of the cats, who seems hurt but turns out OK. The morning is full with choosing and installing some flooring for the new house, and the afternoon is spent being silly at a friend’s pool. Then it’s time to check on the chicks before…

JAIL Break – July 19

Today starts early with some weed-eating before the heat hits in full force, followed by our regular Sunday morning coffee with friends. Then there’s some indoor retreat center work, and a quiet evening ends another happy day for the Happiness Hills family! Day 19 of our July video diary. JAIL stands for Jennifer, Alfredo, Isabel and Lydia. A…

JAIL Break – July 17

It’s just another day in our Berea and Bighill Paradise! Alfredo works at his shop, we get some custom chairs for the new house, Jennifer mows the farm, we read some more LOTR aloud, and the baby chick gets a companion. Day 17 of our Video Diary series. JAIL stands for Jennifer, Alfredo, Isabel and…

JAIL Break – July 16

We’re obsessed with the cute-ness of our first hatchling, “Chips,” but there is a van full of recycling to take to our county recycling center. We tear ourselves away long enough to do our part in saving the planet, and then we’re right back in the living room to play with the baby. JAIL stands…

JAIL Break – July 15

A BABY CHICK HATCHES!! Playing with it and showing it off is pretty much all we want to do today, but there are some outdoor chores that need to be finished. JAIL stands for Jennifer, Alfredo, Isabel and Lydia. A few years ago we were inspired to create a video series about real people doing…

JAIL Break – July 14

Some days are packed with a week’s worth of experiences, and this is one of those days! Beginning and ending with summer storms and high waters, today’s adventure includes a short funeral service for two unfortunate hatchlings, the rescue of unhatched eggs from a mommy-cidal chicken, discovering wild turkeys in the brush, and substituting sparklers…

JAIL Break – July 13

Today’s great adventure is a visit to Mary and Peter’s house, where we learn about caring for cactus plants, hear stories about family and horticulture, and go home with a modest starter collection of cacti for our windows. We’re thankful to live in Berea, where friends like Mary and Peter can be found! JAIL stands…

JAIL Break – July 12

Another dance day for our family – no great surprise! The Berea Festival Dancers perform for the final day of the Berea Craft Festival, and then we drag ourselves to Happiness Hills, where we prep the rooms for the next guests. When we’re finally done, we’re completely exhausted, but it has all been worth it! JAIL…

JAIL Break – July 11

Another day of dance, ending with a big retirement party for Berea Festival Dancers Director Theresa Lowder. She’s passing the leadership torch to Jennifer, and this is day is all about celebrating the tremendous leadership she has given the group all these  years. This episode starts out with a collection of photos from the retirement…

JAIL Break – July 10

It’s a dance day for our family! We’re part of the Berea Festival Dancers, a performing troupe of middle and high school age folk dancers from the region. Jennifer started the group with her dad in 1984, and our dear friend Theresa Lowder took it over from him in 1988. These performances at the Berea…