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…
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…
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…
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…
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.…
My name is Lacey, and this is where
I write about sustainable gardening,
raising animals on our small family farm,
my kids, my husband and living a
simple, natural life.
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