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Hi, and welcome to my blog!  My name is Ashley, and I am co-founder of Treadlite Broadforks with my husband, Travis.  We are the parents to three beautiful and spunky little girls, Brooke, Lily and Marin.  As a family we love being silly, playing in our garden, and going on adventures together.  Click here to read more about us and our family business and follow us on Instagram @treadlitemommy


My hope is when you read about my crazy family you enjoy a few laughs, maybe relate to some of my Mommy stories, and hopefully learn something new about working in the garden.  Thanks for stopping by and happy reading!  


February 25, 2019


Winter has gone on long enough and our little #farmhers are getting serious SPRING FEVER!  So since it's another winter snow/ice storm outside here this weekend we decided to bring spring to us inside and plant our first batch of seedlings.  

For a few years n...

November 19, 2018


It seems our jack-o-lanterns wanted a little more Halloween fun this year with new costumes... SNOWMEN!  ;)  

Halloween with kiddos is filled with excitement, traditions and of course lots and lots of candy - ugh not good for a post-partum Mommy who loves choc...

October 12, 2018


In honor of one of our girls' favorite books, Goodnight Moon, one which we have read so many times we can read it in our sleep we thought it would be fun to change up the words as we put our garden to bed for the season.  ;) 

Until next year garden,...

August 25, 2018


We are super excited to begin offering our ALL STEEL Treadlite Broadfork model!  This has been a long time coming and in all honesty, we wrestled with the concept of moving away from exclusively offering wood handles as we love the feel of a natural wood handle in our...

August 21, 2018


All of you who have kids know how life is BUSY BUSY BUSY!  This year we added our 3rd little to the family, another #farmher  --  Poor Travis is a little outnumbered, but it could be worse than having 4 lovely ladies in your family right?! ;)  Being a family of 5 has d...

January 4, 2018


 Like many of us the New Year has sparked conversations with us about resolutions, goals, hopes and dreams for the new year.  So here goes, we want to share some of our exciting plans with you!

Resolution: We want to provide better communication with our custo...

December 9, 2017


 What is snowflake day you might be thinking?  We have Daniel Tiger to thank for teaching us about this awesome day, and now we celebrate it in our family on the first snowfall of the year.  Well that day was today and it was time to retire our broadfork for this garde...

November 22, 2017


The weather is starting finally starting to cool off here in Wisco.  We had another warm fall with an extended growing season, hmmm climate change?...  We won't go there, but my garden definitely wasn't complaining!  This weekend we decided it was time to split our lil...

July 1, 2017


We like to think of the gardening community as a wonderful extended family and we love it when our Treadlite family grows!  Just this season our family has taken a big jump and started digging in Central America.... I know, so exciting right!?!  An awesome local WI far...

June 13, 2017

School is officially out for the summer and we are soaking up all of our favorite things - family time, warm weather, working in the garden, grilling, and dipping our toes in the water (lake and kiddie pool 😉) As you may know traditions are one of my favorite things a...

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