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A Lot of Walks

  Still here, though quiet these days.  Mostly, I’m busy in the days with homeschooling Ella (2nd grade), my own herbal studies, and general mothering/homekeeping.  By night I’m so tired that I go to sleep with the kids, or possibly read a little.  But I do miss this space, so ehre I am.  My big […]

A Few Good Things

Sometimes, when I am feel grumpy, I remember to pick up the camera and look around through new eyes to find something good.  It works really well – there is almost always something, once I open my eyes anew.  Here are a few good things from this week: hops drying, tomato harvests, homemade taco dinner, […]

The First Week, & Things Get A Little Less Quiet

This is our first week of second grade here at home.  I like to ease into the year a bit, and we’re starting with Native American creation stories, form drawing, and gardening.  On Mondays, we do baking & French.  The week started a bit ominously, with the toddler waking up for several hours (wide awake!) […]

Knitting, Reading, & Such

(Joining Ginny for Yarn Along). We start homeschooling next week, with the start of September.  After a stretch of very cool days, and the wonderful earlier nightfalls, I’m really feeling it.  The urge to organize, to clean the nooks & crannies, to get started on the next phase. I’m nearly done with Gabriel’s adorable squirrel […]

Grieving & Planning

Like many, we’ve been grieving this week for Robin Williams.  Personally, I’m heartbroken not just by his death, but by how much suffering he must have felt during his life, amidst all that joy and laughter he was bringing.  I think for any of us who are touched by depression and mental illness – either […]

Being Here

  We all find ourselves, sometimes, longing for somewhere other than here. A different stage in our life, a different place, different people, different job, different culture surrounding us. After feeling pulled away, it is a relief to feel the pull back to here. To move from trying to figure out how to get there, […]

High Summer, or, The Toddler Fog

High Summer.  The toddler is as crazy as the sun is hot, and if he wasn’t so gosh darn cute, I would have left him on someone else’s doorstep by now.  We had an amazing harvest of black raspberries, more kale than we know what to do with, and a trip to the ocean with […]

With Your Life

“You have a right to experiment with your life.  You will make mistakes.  And they are right, too.”  -Anais Nin

Yarn Along

Here’s what seems to happen every year – in late winter I’m knitting like a madwoman, in spring I have no interest in it whatsoever and start to wonder why I own all these skeins and needles, and right around the summer solstice I start knitting away. Funny how that goes. I cast on a […]

Hop On Over . . .

I have a guest post today at the lovely blog Gypsy Forest, talking about rhythm and time in summer.  So hop on over