Hi, I’m Ash.


I am  a Massachusetts-born Vermonter with California in her soul. I knit. I dance. I sail. I garden. I love taking pictures and telling stories. I’d love to take yours. 

Dependents include a Kindergartener, Sunny, a preschooler, Kaki, one super mutt, Hanna Banana, a flat-coated retriever Gladdy, a potbelly pig, Penelope, a flock of chickens, and a boatload of vegetable and fruit gardens. In 2013, we said goodbye to our amazing three-legged wonder dog, Ursa Bear. She’s the reason for our obsession with Flat-Coated Retrievers (more info about the breed here). She inspired so many with her bravery through canine cancer and life as a tripawd. She left us too early, but will always be a part of our family and Cartwheel Farm.


My partner in crime, fellow Eph, and college sweetheart, James, manages the chaos with me at our little Southwestern Vermont home, Cartwheel Farm.

Illustrator Lydia Mba created my current 2015 blog header.


Illustrator Robbi Behr created my 2014 and 2013 blog headers.





Rebekka Seale illustrated the header from 2012. Blog-a-la-Cart1