Hello world!

I have taken the plunge…

…into the world of blogging! This is a journey I have been thinking about for some time, but the unknown always made me hesitate(all those scary technology words!). Ah, but no longer! I don’t know where it will lead, but I hope to fulfill a yearning to become better connected to the world, learning along the way, making new friends and sharing positive ideas.

Latvian vase, dish and marbled rye bread with birchwood spreader
Latvian vase, dish and marbled rye bread with birchwood spreader

I am so glad you have stopped by! Life of Little Rye is about my life living in the Great Lakes State of Michigan as a first generation born Latvian-American and empty nester. I will be sharing things that I love, like good books, what is ‘being Latvian’ to me, my horticultural endeavors in the garden, musings on current trends, perhaps the latest misdeed by our cocker spaniel and probably a story or two (or way more) about the men in my life: my husband, Bill, and our two sons, Aleksandrs and Erik.



Author: Astrida

Hello! I am a daughter, sister, wife and mom. My proud accomplishments include being married to a wonderful man and we have raised two kind boys. I have two older sisters and we are first generation born Americans since our parents immigrated to the U.S. from Latvia in the 1940's. I rely on my faith in the Lord to help me keep putting one foot in front of the other.

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