Spiteful Spring

We get a warm, sunny, Sunday. End of story. Oh, I almost forgot; we had a warm, sunny Thursday. This is a spiteful spring opening. The annual spring fever of mating frogs has begun in the farms’ winter creek, a symphony of ribbetting love songs to all the lady froggies, the humming … Read More

Zero to sixty two…

February 2, 2016, I will be 62. I do not remember this time when I was so pinchable. Mom remembers it like it was yesterday. I saw it on her face as we looked through a box of pictures together. In this picture she feels the soft squishy folds of fatness, she … Read More

Waiting for Frogs

  It is now past mid January, moving toward February when spring hopes eternal. Do you sense it too? Sunday I could smell it in the air; yes it was drizzling, dark and drear, but I caught it on a passing breeze, a slightly sweet familiar aroma of the promise of daffodils, … Read More

Hose Repair 101

  One of the more glamorous  tasks of farming is hose repair. A downward gusher at a break can cause the most amazing sink hole. An upward geyser is playtime for birds, a startling ankle chiller, or a cold slap in the face. Yes, I am a fan of the soaker hose. … Read More

Happy Anniversary

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May 1, 1999 I moved onto this property. I fell in love with the soil and the light. The love affair continues, ever more intensely as I have rooted myself like the old apple tree that stood on this land for who knows how many years. I believe growing food or any … Read More

Ordinary Magic

Overnight the petticoated fairy flower, also known as Columbine opens her skirt and floats the morning dew drops that will not drop while I watch.   Laying down on the job, into the soil Michele pokes the tiny green blades that will become giant golden orbs of savory sweet onions.   I … Read More

More than a Kitchen

Sunrise over the farm welcomes 2015 earlier this month. This morning was the first new moon of 2015 and therefore I believe it is still acceptable to wish you all a Happy New Year.  My theme this year is Grace and Renewal. For me grace is wrapped up with  renewal as my … Read More

In like a Lion

Under the sliver of a waning, crescent moon at 6:00 this morning I walked the soup and cheese out to the farm stand. Some day I may actually capture the moon as my eye sees it. The camera snaps it like a ball every time, never a sliver, a crescent or a … Read More