Around that time, this little chickadee came on the scene…
Nine months after June was born, Jake got deployed again, this time to Afghanistan. My year home alone with June was a time of trial and error, hardship and happiness but also a chance to make my country environment my own. With the help and financial support of my many wonderful blog readers, we were able to bring this little stray puppy home with Jake when his deployment finally ended.
Her name is Solha. Solha was rescued out of Kandahar, one of the most dangerous provinces in Afghanistan. She can jump ten feet high and bust out of any enclosure. She’s tough and wily and sometimes I wonder if she’s part Mujahideen. But she seems happy here. There’s no Taliban in Virginia.
Then in December 2013, little Katie entered the picture.
My girls keep me very busy these days and I love it. As far as the blog, I write about all sorts of stuff: food, animals, moonshine, parenting, farming, marriage, decor, beef jerky, whatever strikes my fancy, really. When I’m not writing here, I write for magazines, websites and newspapers. I’m a contributor to top parenting site Babble (my blog there is called Heartlandia) and am currently writing my third book. I still occasionally can pickles. And I teach Pilates part time.
Want to know more about me? Feel free to check out my professional website or contact me directly at jessieknadler at mac dot com.
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