Life can be a bit upside down in the Smuckers’ Oregon farmhouse. Dorcas Smucker, mother of six, writes thoughtful essays about muffins on the floor, orange dots on the kitchen ceiling, and the footprint that began their journey. Daffodils, blackberries, independent kids, and a yowling kitty–they’re all here too. Should they cut down the pine trees? Why does a yellow teapot mean redemption? How can a dedicated mom let go? Find out for yourself, and recall all the unexpected endings of your own.