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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

Elderflower Champagne

If you’ve never tasted it, let me be the first to tell you – elderflower champagne tastes like the nectar of the gods.  It’s very mildly alcoholic and very fragrantly floral.  Elderflowers are blooming right now here in western MA, so go pick a few (but remember to leave plenty to mature into fruits!) and […]

Planting Seeds & Planning the Forest Garden

  Today was a good day to plant seeds.  I direct-seeded beets, collards, salsify (a first time for us), and planted some Black Jade corn in pots in the hoophouse to keep the crows off it.  I transplanted some beautiful lettuces and salad greens from their soil blocks into the soil in our hoophouse.  The […]

At Farmish Momma

I’ve got a guest post today at Farmish Momma, talking about eating real food on a budget – hop on over and see

Moving On

Last week was crazy. I’m ready to move on. My proof copy of my book of poems (!!!) came in the mail – it’ll be ready for sale in just a few days after I make a few tweaks. I started knitting my Julissa – it’s not as terrifying as I thought it would be. […]

A little Poem

I keep thinking about this one lately, so I thought I’d share it. Blessings on your weekend, friends. * * * I have not come to light in the day, only in the darkness, where sometimes you find me, light skinned and starred with juice I grind from berries to paint our skins with. In […]

Get Real: Marriage

I met my husband Ben when I was a month shy of my 18th birthday, and I married him when I was 19.  (The photo above was taken the day after our wedding – I love this photo.)  This summer, we’ll celebrate our ten year anniversary.  I wouldn’t say that getting married so young is […]

Get Real: Gardening & Homesteading

A few weeks ago, when I posted about having a garden this year instead of a farm, the wonderful and sweet Tonya of Plain & Joyful Living said to me that she had just been telling her husband about my family, and wondering how we did it all.  I replied that I’d been wondering the […]

Weekend Links

So many thanks to all of you who added your voices to Get Real: Making Dinner. What fun! I recently made – and our whole family loves – this healing tooth powder. Some yummy recipes and ideas for a good spring cleanse are here.  I especially like the French Lentil Salad. This quilt tutorial series […]

Weekend Links

So, I don’t have a cell phone, much less an IPhone, but I still love this post, because more and more, I’m digging into this – my kids do not need constant attention, and moms have always had wordk to do: Dear Mom on the IPhone, I Get It.   Love this post from Cara […]