growing food

Out of farm’s way

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What a year it’s been. Back in January, we built a greenhouse and, for the first time, were able to grow all six hundred…

Pallet cleanser

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It’s the first week of actual quarantine, in March, when cars aren’t on the road much and the world is deliciously quiet. It’s weird….

Lean cuisine

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I hope one of the silver linings of the pandemic will be more empathy for people standing in line at the food bank or…

Cool Beans

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Oh, the sweet taste of irony in the morning. When I was a kid, my dad turned our backyard into a thriving quarter-acre vegetable…

The story in the soil

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Life for most folks during the past six weeks or so of COVID-19 quarantine probably feels like it’s going in slo-mo. Many are reading…

A thousand words

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While everyone’s stuck in, we thought we’d just share a small collection of photos from around the happy hermitage that is our home. Fruit trees and bushes in bloom, flowers popping out for a quick visit, or other promises of wonderful things to come.

The Good Earth

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At times the soil seemed bountiful and kindly and again stubborn and unfriendly, but it was always a challenge to man’s cunning. — Charles…