Fall harvest: finding love in life with dirt under your fingernails

Getting dirty  in the springtime with planting and again in the Fall as we prepare for the coming snow reminds me that it is good to live close to the land.  I remind my son--it is good to know how to grow things and how to store things.  He smiles in his "yep, I know …

Continue reading Fall harvest: finding love in life with dirt under your fingernails

Raising Chickens

Birds are crafty creatures.  They’re busy bodies too.  After a year of raising chickens my son have a pretty thriving business going.  We have steady egg clients, and we have grown to enjoy our chickens like backyard pets.  We have found that chickens are strange and beautiful creatures.  They spend their days sunbathing–spreading their wings …

Continue reading Raising Chickens

Farmers’ markets and the best of summer small town

Farmers' markets in mid-summer in small towns abound with flowers, honey, vegetables and fresh fruit from local trees.  Locals sitting in the backs of pick-ups talking with friends, selling my favorite green gage plums, grapes,  chile and other summer produce are a lovely reminder of small town beauty.  A Saturday morning in the center of …

Continue reading Farmers’ markets and the best of summer small town