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Strawberry sorbet*

Strawberry sorbet*

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Included in Saturday’s CSA pickup was a bag of weird green leaves I didn’t recognize. Being stupid adventurous, I ripped off a hefty chunk…

Pleased to mead you

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Traveling through Colorado last month, I was shocked at the number of restaurants that offered local mead by the glass. Too bad each one…

Shoots as ladders

Shoots as ladders

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Pasaquan is an astounding place of inspiration. Eddie Owens Martin, aka St. EOM, began to cultivate this visionary art site back in the 1950s, and…

Sweetening the pot(ato)

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Ran into my farmer friend Becky while picking up CSA veggies at the market and discovered we share a common sickness. Neither of us can…

Strawberry fields forever

Strawberry fields forever

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I hereby declare canning season officially open. Eight gallons of delicious local strawberries found their way to the wee homestead this week, and a…

Topsy turvy

Topsy turvy

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Last year’s tomatoes were a disaster. I knew they would probably suck because, with only two raised beds in full sun, we couldn’t do…

Rain? Check.

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The morning began with such high hopes. All week I had looked forward to buying a giant truck o’dirt to plant containers of sweet…

Life is grand

Life is grand

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Just got back from two weeks on the road. And I mean that literally. On. The road. We logged 4,600 miles from the wee…