RealBestLife

Kelly Maher
Life is basically magic and urban farming can remind us of that fact. Cheese is amazing. Stories from the tiny farm and life in general. Join the adventure.
Created 01 Sep 2021
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  • Life wasn't designed for tepid showers
    07 Jan 2022 • 2 min read • 9 1
    This morning when I woke up, there were only five degrees outside. That's not very many degrees - fully 65 fewer than my ideal. Even before cracking an eye or looking out the window, I knew it was a s...
  • Even the coldest days are fulfilling
    03 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read • 2 1
    Before I had an urban farm, I used to appreciate that brief band of time between asleep and awake where I tried to hold onto my dreams as long as possible. Now I use that time to do a mental pre-consc...
  • New Year, Same Me
    02 Jan 2022 • 3 min read • 5 4
    Our farm woke up to a new year this morning like we were the scene in our own little snowglobe. Some of us were happier about it than others. The happiness lines were clearly drawn between "those who ...
  • The goats of Christmas present
    27 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 1
    As the long Christmas weekend winds down, I hope you have a few minutes to marinate for a bit longer in the warmth and laughter before being thrown back into real life. Next week is the lost week. It'...
  • Christmas Eve Eve - last minute gift and two recipes you need
    24 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 6 3
    Merry Christmas Eve Eve! This is the day where people ask if you’re '“ready.” I’m never ready, I am just moving through the various strata from completely unready to slightly less so. There are always...
  • Sweet Pea the joyful and pointless puppy goat
    20 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 5 2
    For two years running, my doe Foxy had quadruplets. As my smallest goat, each year, I looked on in wonder as she unleashed her veritable clown car of bouncing babies into the chilly Colorado mornings....
  • My name URL is an erotic fiction site, and it's been really good for my mental health
    17 Dec 2021 • 5 min read • 4 1
    Ok, so please excuse the clickbait-y headline, but hear me out. I will not link to it, but the URL that is my name is the website of an erotic fiction writer, and it has done wonders for my mental hea...
  • The art of letting go
    13 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    'Tis the season for preparation. For us, that means not only decorations, parties, wrapping, and baking - but also getting ready for the next year of our goat herd. Our first baby goats will be here i...
  • Can Substack save the world?
    10 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 9 1
    As I write this, I'm in the back of an Uber, headed down to go do radio with my friends Mandy and Kristal. They do a show every month, "Thirsty Thursday," where they drink wine and talk about it. Obvi...
  • This too shall pass
    06 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 4 1
    Some people wake up and actually like to work out, and I look up to those people but will never be one of them. If I do any physical activity in the morning, it's begrudgingly and only because some em...
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