Category Archives: Essays

Infused With Love

Today I turn “60″.  It’s a day that starts like many days, I shower, pour myself a cup of coffee and walk into our screened-in porch.  This first hour has always been my favorite.  My wife Val joins me to listen … Continue reading

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Tackling That Upper Crust

I have a confession to make.  I love pie.  In fact, I could eat one a week if it wasn’t for my waistline.  The other part of this confession is although I consider myself an accomplished cook, I have always … Continue reading

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Can’t Buy Me Love

We spent the day putting away all the Christmas decorations in the natural light while it was available.  We are completing day eight of our holiday power outage.  We have been without power since last Friday, due to a storm … Continue reading

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Sounds of Silence

We woke this morning to a silent blanket of snow, covering every possible twig and shrub with the lightest form of silence imaginable.  Emma, curled up at the end of our bed purred in contentment.  Our home was absolutely still … Continue reading

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Seeds of Change 2013

Barely into January, and here we are, catalogs spread over our kitchen table; with lists of vegetables and dreams in hand.  At the beginning of each year, Val and I decide on what we want to plant for the next … Continue reading

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Comfort

It never ceases to amaze me how life will soften our hearts when we let it.  The son of a dear friend of mine called to share that his mother had been taken to the hospital and had gone through … Continue reading

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Searching for Peace

Well, it’s tomorrow in Australia and the world has not ended, but there is more than enough upset for this holiday season.  Not only do the holidays bring out the usual dysfunction of families, but an unending thirst for the material, rather … Continue reading

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Putting Up With Each Other

As our farm season slowly comes to a close, the tempo at the farm slows down as well.  It always seems like a long exhale after tomatoes (we harvested almost 5000 lbs this year).  As little as three years ago, … Continue reading

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Waste Not Want Not

After a three month hiatus, I’ve decided to return to blogging about food and our farm.  It was impossible for me to juggle all the demands of the summer and have anything left to think coherently, much less write.  We are … Continue reading

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What’s the Buzz?

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve sat down to do a blog post.  Late spring is an impossibly busy time for us.  We are nearing the completion of planting crops, going to market 3 times a week, along with … Continue reading

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