The kale is flowering. Tall sprigs of tiny buttercups bursting from a sturdy stem. They’re as tall as me, which takes me by surprise. I didn’t even know kale had flowers, let alone my size.[Read more…] about Kale Flowers and Brussels Sprouts
My superpower is making people cry.
It’s true – it happened again just yesterday. I have a knack, I guess. I can take a flat sheet of metal and move people to tears. Real tears. Lump in your throat, emotional overwhelm tears. Even I’m overwhelmed sometimes.[Read more…] about Superpower
It’s been a long week on the farm. (What, it’s only Tuesday?) I have nothing clever or interesting to say. I’ve been vigilantly facing nature.
It’s the time of year when we’re outnumbered. The weeds are coming in faster than we can handle them. The frost has already taken out the peas, and the rain is barely letting up.[Read more…] about Choosing This Life
As many of you know, Alan and I live on a farm. While it’s no longer the operation it once was, it has given me a special affection for those who grow and raise food for a living – especially those who do so in a sustainable way. While I tend to feature artists on this site, I can’t think of a more essential creative profession than those who literally sustain their communities.[Read more…] about Creative People: Kevin & Kristyn Henslee
My daughter is near the end of her Associate’s degree. I couldn’t be more proud. She’s doing it the character building way, taking a few courses a semester while she works full time, paying her way herself.[Read more…] about The Art of Appreciation