I can’t blame the garden; it has been productive and beautiful and engaging in ways I feign to describe with words. I can’t blame work; its been busy and all-encompassing and evolving, but it isn’t everything. I can’t blame the friends and family: they have been wonderful and funny and I just wish I had … Continue reading
In today’s fast paced world of iPhones and instant answers, it is easy to allow a whole day to elapse without slowing down and appreciating the myriad little wonders around us. During the short winter days along the coast, I’ve recently caught myself leaving and returning for work in the crepuscular twilight, never really enjoying … Continue reading
Happy Turkey Day
Ahhh the holidays- a time for family, a break from work, and in the case of Chris and I… a chance to head up to the snow. On Thursday morning, while I frantically packed up for our adventure (…where were those snow mittens again?), Chris paddled out for a couple quick waves and stumbled upon … Continue reading
Have you seen our chicken?
“She is about this big (I hold my hands outstretched), has a fabulous lady beard and tends to trill loudly, if you see her please let me know!” I said over and over and over again a couple weeks ago as I sprinted up and down our neighborhood streets shouting out for our missing hen, … Continue reading
Falling into Fall
There was something about the crispy morning air on Friday, something familiar, and fresh, and welcome. It wasn’t immediately obvious what had happened, and them, as I snuggled back under our down cover it hit me- fall has arrived!! In our small coastal town, we have an extended summer, which often seeps its way into … Continue reading
I think gardens are often a true reflection of our inner hearts. Some are manicured and organized- with every leaf and lemon in place, while others are scheduled and productive, with fruit and veggies tumbling off the vines. Still others, are in it for the looks, either for their own appreciation or to inspire ire … Continue reading
All grown up
A welcome garden visitor!
As a kid, I was delighted to bring home from the garden store a precious treasure. A mystery so incomprehensible at the time, that I didn’t want to even touch it for fear of ruining the magic… it was a preying mantis nest, and inside I was told was a creature that defied imagination. … Continue reading
Artichokes are truly amazing! While I am bummed I missed an opportunity for a delicious treat from the garden, leaving the choke on the stem instead of my stomach proved rewarding in its own way! Continue reading
Sunshine in a jar!
Oh summer, how you overwhelm my senses! From an abundance of sunshine on my skin, to the smell of ripening veggies on the vine, this summer has not disappointed. Nowhere is this more evident than in the small carrot and cucumber section of our raised beds. What these sections lack in space, they more than … Continue reading