Amos’s Quilt

As soon as we started dyeing fabric last fall, Amos asked if we could use the fabric to make him a quilt. The last quilt I made him was crib sized, the wonky stars quilt that I stitched together when I was pregnant, over five […]

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Indigo

I didn’t know if it would work. I messed up the recipe, told myself it would be okay, and then doubted. Most of my projects these days, from the garden to baking are done in the midst of helping Amos and Eowyn find rocks or […]

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Spring all around

Even when Spring was still unsure and far too tentative for those of us who lived through this winter, the fever struck and I couldn’t stop myself from moving compost and loam, two five gallon buckets at a time, to build garden beds. On a […]

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Tending

Our house is filled with so much more sunlight in the morning and the afternoon, hinting at spring, though winter is no where near over. After a long slow first month of the year, the calendar shows Ray’s busy travel season approaching, then spring and […]

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In Process

It has been a surprisingly wintry December. We’ve had snow on the ground for more than a week with no hint of a thaw. We were lucky enough to have a working wood stove installed right before the first snow so the past week has […]

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A Little Pie

The mornings have turned frosty and I’ve brought out the hats, mittens, boots, and snow suits to make sure we can still enjoy being outside. Inside we are trying to make things as cozy as possible with dinner by candlelight in the early darkness and […]

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A Treasure Hunt For Color

I am writing this from my kitchen table, the house is quiet for now and mourning doves and sparrows are taking advantage of the empty and mostly silent yard to forage for bugs or seeds in our grass. I’m thinking about the big pot outside […]

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Outside My Door

I can see our little garden from the big windows in the corner of our kitchen. We planted late, but the zucchini, tomatoes, kale, peppers and herbs are flourishing. I thought we would wait a year before we had any garden but Ray insisted that […]

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