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For the Love of Blue Corn

For the Love of Blue Corn

I've always had an affinity for corn... A truly profound draw to it. I love the way it spirals up... Encircling itself as it reaches for the sun... Capturing the rain within its long outstretched leaves... Strongly rooted... Profoundly towering... Swaying in the breeze, dancing in the wind. The sounds, the smells, the sight of it all moves me like…
Shown, Unshown – July into August

Shown, Unshown – July into August

Oh, how I've missed you all! And so here I am again, trying to document and share after being absent from this space for much longer than I'd hoped, planned, or anticipated! Realizing it is mid-August (how the heck did that happen), we're way past due for a catch-up and so, instead of baraging you with 15 different posts, I'll…
In the Garden – Mid July

In the Garden – Mid July

I've found myself wondering (once again) where the time has gone. It was said when I was a kid that the older I'd get, the faster time would pass... The busier I'd get, the more responsibilities I'd have, the faster moments would slip through my fingers. I didn't believe it, though. Nor did I need to because, at the time,…
Cultivation

Cultivation

I took the day off of work today and gifted myself some space and time to just be. No work or email or online miscellaneous (until now ;-) ). No chores, no lists. I made an agreement with myself to do nothing I didn't want to do. Faced with this freedom, I spent the early hours of the morning in…
Shown, Unshown – May into June

Shown, Unshown – May into June

This post could have easily be called, "On remembering why we started". Though I microblog a lot these days, there are times I'm not sure how to even address the battles happening on the farm and within myself... And so I wait to find the right words at the right times to put in this space so as to properly…
2017 Kitchen Garden Planting List

2017 Kitchen Garden Planting List

I mentioned in my last post that, despite our challenges in the Kitchen Garden last year, we've decided to move forward with planting it out again this year. We will, however, be simplifying things just a bit. The Plan Get Organized With my two nifty new photo-turned-seed organizers all filled up with fully organized and inventoried seeds, I'm feeling incredibly…
2017 Kitchen Garden Plans – Three Sisters

2017 Kitchen Garden Plans – Three Sisters

At the end of the season last year I was 98% sure we wouldn't plant a kitchen garden at all this year. This decision was two-fold: We'd had our asses handed to us throughout the season and With my new job working alongside the Farmers' Market, I had fresh produce available for the purchasing multiple times a week But as…