Harvest

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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 – September-into-October

Shown, Unshown – September-into-October

I've been missing this space and, being so full of so many stories to tell, unsure of how to make a re-entry. And so here we are, more than half-way through October and I'm barely editing many of September's captures. I'll chalk it up to the busy-ness of work and Studio Tour prep, farm life and family life. All good,…
Late Summer Kitchen & Garden Update – The Season of Abundance

Late Summer Kitchen & Garden Update – The Season of Abundance

Where the heck did summer go? How is it possibly already September?! And why is the season shifting so swiftly?! And yet it is. The shift from summer to fall is upon us... With the first leaves turning, the later sunrises, the stormy afternoons, the fruit in pure abundance, and the necessity for a hoodie during morning chores, the season…
In the Kitchen – Peaches!

In the Kitchen – Peaches!

Yes, the Peach Abundance is starting to roll in and I couldn't be more excited! I've never grown/harvested my very own peaches before and there's just something about The First Time, isn't there? So, with about 1/3 of the tree fully ripe and ready for harvest, we spent Sunday picking, sorting, eating, and putting up the bounty. There were muffins,…
Rustic Apricot Tart

Rustic Apricot Tart

I've come to the realization that the Urban Farm we left behind is no longer an Urban Farm. It's a nice house on a tiny piece of property with a ton of potential and all the infrastructure someone would need to turn it back into an urban farm, sure. . . But currently just a house. Now, I knew there…
Dreaming of Tomatoes

Dreaming of Tomatoes

Oh man, has it been a rough summer for the garden! Between a rough June for us healthwise, extended 100* temps and water restrictions on the acequia (curtailment) in July, and a late-to-arrive monsoon season here in the high desert, we're kicking off August at about 1/5th our original potential for production this year in our Kitchen Garden. Left are:…
Balance

Balance

I've been reflecting on titles and labels a bit recently. Maybe it's the transition I'm making as I settle into my new job and introduce myself over and over and over again to people who seem genuinely curious about who I am. . . Or the fact that Kim and I will celebrate a decade together on this journey of ours…