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I’m Sarah Erck Welle, formerly of Seattle but now residing outside of Boulder, CO.  In Seattle I liked to pretend that I’d started a tiny farm in my own backyard – three chickens, a Great Dane, and two cats – my Farmette!  Thus the name of the blog.  No longer fitting, but I’m not going to change it!  I like gardening, cooking, coffee, riding my bike, nail polish, wine, hiking, knitting, and day dreaming about an extended trip to Argentina for a few months.

I got married at the end of 2006.  For our honeymoon we went on a year long bicycle tour around the world. We documented the trip at www.erck.org

I started a business, Colorado Crafted, in 2012 with my friend Dulcie.  We create boxes of the highest quality, most delicious artisan made foods in Colorado.  I am so excited to have a company where it’s my job to sample the most amazing chocolates, preserves, honey, etc.  It’s fun! Dulcie and I also have a food & cocktail blog: www.two-tarts.com.

14 Comments leave one →
  1. cookingupaphd permalink
    September 29, 2009 4:14 pm

    Cool blog!

  2. Bill Davidson permalink
    October 14, 2009 10:06 pm

    Congratulations and WOW!

  3. February 9, 2010 8:13 am

    We’ve followed you on erck.org and now in your nesting endeavors. If you decide to do a trial living period in Fort Fun, please get in contact with us! We have recently started two blogs, lighthiser.wordpress.com and ericalighthiser.wordpress.com (although rather wimpy at this point). It’s always nice to know of other like-minded families.

  4. Jeannie Adams permalink
    May 15, 2010 7:12 pm

    Hi Sarah! I researched your blog on cycling A LOT last year when my husband and I were thinking of planning a bike trip. We moved to Colorado from Chicago instead and live in Keystone – about 1 1/2 hours out of Boulder in the mountains. I am currently completing the pilates certification program at the Pilates Center in Boulder. In my year long program I have to do “practice teaching” hours where I give hour-long private lessons to people for $18 (the regular price is $75). I also can do some for free if a client is willing to work with me for 5 months. Seeing as you are new to the area I thought I would let you know. Pilates is healthy and fun and a great opportunity to meet people from the area. I would love to hear from you. If not, no worries, I hope you have a great time in Boulder, it’s an amazing place!

    Jeannie

  5. Alison permalink
    June 6, 2010 12:59 pm

    Hi Sarah,

    Its Alison from Lyons Farmette cheesemaking class! After leaving class I realized I should have gotten your number. I found your blog (which is awesome!) because I remember you mentioned having the name “seattle farmette.”

    Anyways, shoot me an email if you want to get together for coffee, a hike, or to let the boys play and make some cheese!

    It was great making cheese with you!

    Alison

  6. July 1, 2010 7:05 am

    I just stumbled on to your sweet little blog, from posie- I love your farmette! You have encourged me to give chickens another try. We had a few chickens about a year ago, and an old, very dirty coop (chicken tractor) that we lugged over to our house from our neighbors. I couldn’t figure out how to keep the chickens from pooping all over every available surface, like the patio and the patio and also the patio. I became very resentful and hated chasing them around trying to get them back into their coop.
    I think I need a smaller coop, one less chicken, and a heavy dose of compassion. What do you think? How do you guys deal with chicky poop?
    I will add you to my blogroll. Your darling boy is absolutely adorable!!!!
    Sincerly,
    JennyAnn in Olympia, WA

  7. July 9, 2010 9:07 pm

    Hi Sarah,
    I read the website about your cycling trip this morning and I can`t sleep again…
    It´s always been my dream to cycling around the world.
    You did it before you became a family. I will do it after. I can`t wait to be retired.

    All the best for you and your Family

    Kind regards from Bavaria

    Friedrich

  8. August 25, 2010 10:52 pm

    Hi Sarah,

    Great blog! I’ve really enjoyed reading it. You’ve got some great content!

    Anyway, I’m the editor of healthy-juicing.com and was wondering if you could add my site to your blogroll? It would be a great way enhance your visitors experience and give them some great information about juicing!

    Let me know what you think.

    Have a fantastic day!

    Kind regards,

    John
    healthy-juicing.com

  9. December 1, 2010 2:23 pm

    Having raised 4 boys and 1 girl, this early independent stage is the precuser to the will and personality of your child. Learn how he learns (auditory, visual, kenesthetic) and what his temperment is like. Once I learned these things about my children, it was easier to parent them and have them be fairly happy with their mother. Enjoy them while they are young, they grow up WAY too fast! Once my kids hit Junior High/Middle School, BLINK, they were graduating High School and off to college. Three are married and 4 are college graduates. I have been blessed with 3 grandbabies and 2 are on the way. Enjoy this journey called LIFE. It only gets faster and faster! Sorry to hear that your CO farmette might not be yours. God will lead you to the farm that has your name on it. He answers, YES, NO, and NOT NOW.

  10. MtnFrost permalink
    January 30, 2012 3:48 pm

    Enjoying your blog. We’re moving to Colorado at the end of March – although I will continue to work in L.A. for the short term. One thing on your site I haven’t found – what made you move, and how you managed to afford it – was there a job there for your husband waiting there already? Again, thanks for letting us peer into your world.

    • February 4, 2012 6:08 am

      Hi MtnFrost, welcome to CO! Do you know what city you’ll be moving to? We moved for lots of little reasons, and we actually originally planned to do a road trip across the US, stopping and checking out different places along the way, in order to decide where to settle down. Boulder was our first stop (Jamie’s brother lives there); we rented a house for 3 months and just loved the sun, mountains, wide open spaces, the fact that you could drive for 20 minutes and feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere, etc. Our families are in the midwest so we wanted to be closer to them, but not IN the midwest. CO is a nice central location for travel. And last but not least, we both work in technology from home so we could live anywhere we wanted (lucky!!). James is a software developer for a company that’s totally virtually – there is no home office, and everyone works from hom. I’m working on my own software company (www.rocware.com)

  11. L Shultz permalink
    February 6, 2012 7:03 pm

    I came across you amazing around the world bicycling trip journal, and was happy to see you link to your current blog. Always nice to see someone’s interesting adventures! I bookmarked you journal, I really shouldn’t read any more tonight when I have a job I need to get done. I look forward to reading through it at my leisure. Glad to see you’re still around doing more interesting things.

    Laurie in NJ

    • February 12, 2012 8:00 am

      Hi Laurie, thanks for the sweet comment! We’re definitely still around, but not doing any world adventuring right now with our two year old! We are going to try some hiking, local (colorado) bike touring, and camping this summer…we’re so excited to do fun stuff a little closer to home, this time with our son! We’re working back up to another (shorter) world bicycle trip with a trailer and a little kid. 🙂

  12. Crystal permalink
    March 8, 2013 9:58 am

    Sarah,

    I have been following your blog(s) since your epic honeymoon bike adventure. Oh my, I hope that doesn’t make me some sort of stalker that I recgonize pictures of your family more than my own, haha. And now I have a quick question for you…that is your brother on Amazing Race with his girlfriend, right? As soon, as I saw the promo, I thought, he looks like Sarah and obviously has an adventuresome spirit to match. And yes, I may have even bragged to my daughter that I have been reading the blog(s) of his sister for years and that her bubble solution comes from his Dad, my street cred sky rocketed, lol!

    Crystal from Vancouver Island

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