• First Seed Order of 2018

    January 3, 2018

    We’re not even a full week into the new year, and already I’m itching for spring.  For verdant green, for growth.  So out come the seed catalogs and the pocketbook!  What else can a gardener do on these long winter evenings? I’m ordering the bulk of my seeds from the same three companies as last…

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  • Happy Winter Days

    December 23, 2017

    The solstice passed this week, and we are finally, officially, in winter. Although, really, it’s felt like winter for months now. Living in what amounts to a temperate rain forest, one doesn’t really get seasons as it were.  One gets mild fluctuations.  In September or October it gets a little cooler than it used to…

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  • From the Farmhouse

    December 19, 2017

    Quiet mornings drinking coffee at the kitchen table, watching the chickens feud with the stellar jays outside. Hands, floured to the elbow, kneading bread dough. The crunch of boots in the leaves, walking the paths of our woods. Tucked in close to the wood stove in the evenings, book in hand. The last two months…

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  • The Turn of Summer

    September 17, 2017

    In the mornings now, the mist settles thickly on the ground and in the reaching branches of the cedar trees on the hillsides. I watch as the sun begins to creep through and break it apart, pausing in the frenzied midst of making lunches and sorting backpacks and uncrumpling papers.  A quiet moment by the…

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  • Summer Stasis

    August 9, 2017

    First off, I have to apologize. I haven’t made this tiny space on the internet just to ignore or abandon it.  But I am working hard (always) on finding balance in life, and for the last two weeks or so that balance has tipped hard in the direction of spending less time on the computer.…

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