Monthly Archives: March 2017

Sumr

Having moved back home to New England from Black Hawk, CO, I ‘ll put up with the vagaries of summer because it has such a nice long run here. In Black Hawk, just above Nederland at 9,000 ft., summer was … Continue reading

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miracles

The most amazing thing about miracles is not that they occur, but that we find it so hard to recognize them.  Sometimes they go out dressed up as a coincidence, or maybe an open door.

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Mother

You carry Mother Earth within you. She is not outside of you. Mother Earth is not just your environment. In that insight of inter-being, it is possible to have real communication with the Earth, which is the highest form of … Continue reading

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Underground rabbits

If bunnies are chomping on your greens, pretty much any fence with small openings will keep them out — and you don’t need to bury any part of it underground, as the “experts” claim, because rabbits don’t burrow, as a … Continue reading

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Asparagus all summer

Popular wisdom has it that you should cut your asparagus spears when they come up in spring, and then lets the plants go to fern to replenish their strength. This makes sense, but what does it get you in mid-summer? … Continue reading

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Aches and pains

If this is the result of passionate sex, do nothing. Lie back, enjoy the glow, and take a nap. If it’s from gardening, splitting firewood, or chasing your dog around the neighborhood, draw a hot bath, as hot as you … Continue reading

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Heather

A special shout for my good friend Heather Head, who showed me how to create this blog as (among other things) a place to put my thoughts until a book idea came along. She is a superior parent, spouse, actor, … Continue reading

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Veggies in disguise

I’ll take the top of this pile to make paths between 2-foot garden beds, using the next layer as mulch in the asparagus beds and elsewhere (broccoli, sprouts, peppers, tomatoes). Under that, red wriggler worms are having sex and making … Continue reading

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Cox’s Orange Pippin

There’s not much to recommend a cool, rainy spring day unless you’re planting a fruit tree, which is just what I did. It’s an heirloom Cox Orange Pippin, highly esteemed in England as a dessert apple, it produces excellent fruit … Continue reading

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Fruitstand

Now, this is the truth. Back in the Haight-Asbury days, hippies gave their kids names such as “Sunday Blueberries” (true; I knew the kid). When their little tots hit school age, though, the parents went up-scale, moving to Santa Cruz … Continue reading

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