A Spread of Green Growth

The summer is winding down and I have to admit that with the cooler weather this year, I had been able to begin (but not complete, of course) many projects that have been on my to-do list for quite some time. We celebrated Midsummer and enjoyed the first great harvests from the gardens.  Our tomatoes…

The Language of Nature

The tide of Summer has deepened and on our homestead we have finally begun to pull more crops than weeds. As the excitement of Midsummer fades into the long, hot days of July, I find myself thinking about nature and what it really means to me and my family. Enthroned on my wicker chair, only…

Midsummer Celebration 2016

Midsummer Celebration 2016 arrived this year amid what we would consider drought like conditions.  Though the gardens were in full growth, it seemed that we only had three or four good rains since the beginning of June.  Despite these conditions, the miracle of our raised beds seemed to stave off a lot of the damage…