Some Good Ideas and Some Things You Should Avoid at All Costs: Lessons from My Summer Garden

This blog post might be more aptly named “Everything-I-took-photos-of-since-May-but-never-blogged-about-because-the-summer-was-too-crazy-and-I-wanted-to-look-at-the-sky-rather-than-a-computer-screen”. So here we are.  End of August.  Rain outside for the first time in months.  Oak leaves all over the lawn.  And I am coming to terms with the summer ending.  I am pulling things out of my summer garden and getting fall/winter crops going (a…

On making it fun

Sometimes it is hard to not feel like weed pulling, cherry pitting, coop scooping, crop planting are not chores.  And if they start to feel like chores instead of fun too often, I am afraid I will lose my love of it all.  And it is a deep love that I do not want to…

What to do with Cherries

For the last several years, in the dead of winter when the produce is scarce, I have sworn to myself that I will collect the bounty of summer the following year, and store it away.  And then the summer flies by, jam-packed with camping trips and family visits.  Every week I think, “maybe next week”. …