Monthly Archives: October 2013

Sign of activity

One sure indication that I’ve been at it again, making soups and such out the farm harvest, is the need for a bath towel on the kitchen floor — and maybe bits of celery leaf splattered all over the ceiling … Continue reading

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Fresh air

I don’t know what God and our Constitution have to say about these fellows such as Mr. Snowden who traipse around the world with their pockets full of secrets, but I do know that a room can get awfully stuffy if you … Continue reading

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Rose rugosa

Rosa rugosa, the wild rose. The beach rose. So many thorns and no stem but such a fragrance. And rose hips of jelly fame. And what do they cost? Nothing of course. Another gift from Mother, for which nothing is … Continue reading

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Last tomatoes

Alors. (That’s for my friend Paul). Only three tomatoes left on the trellises tonight under a big harvest moon. I saw a deer running away, so that explains it. BUT, plenty of Sun Gold cherry tomatoes, which I shall pick … Continue reading

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Grounded!

At the farm we used to have a two-strand electric fence to keep rabbits, raccoons, and the like out of our market gardens. Brilliant son comes home from college to discover we’d just adopted a new puppy from the pound, … Continue reading

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Self-portrait

On Facebook, emails, and other websites one is able to post a photo of oneself. Not that I’m ugly, but a photo doesn’t tell as much about me as this does. So there you have it.

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Farming

Not to put too fine a point on it, but… “The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.”                  –Franklin D.  Roosevelt

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