Winter Gardening Epiphanies: Plant Beans

Well, it’s been a long time since I wrote a blog post.  This summer my urban farming efforts became more overwhelming than inspirational.  Weeds took over my beds.  In trying to keep up on that, I missed the timing for crop rotations and beds went unused that could have grown something good.  I didn’t water…

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”. …

Life: The Free Miracle

No, life is not cheap.  I know too many people who have gone through too many heart breaking losses to think that.  But life keeps going on and on all around us every day, without any intervention or cost, and we often barely notice.  If you have ever been there when someone has either been…

This is for real

Let me tell you about my day in the life of Katie.  It started with running out the door to take my son Cedar to daycare–forgoing a shower in order to catch an extra half hour of sleep.  I returned home to work remotely; starting at my desk indoors and then moving to my desk…