Fall Planting

  Over the weekend we spent a few hours sheet mulching my dad’s garden in preparation for next season. I planted a small bed of garlic which will overwinter and start growing in the spring. In contrast to those hardy garlic cloves which sleep soundly […]

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The Stuff of Life Every Day

                We’re living in crisp falls days with so much blue sky perfectly accented by red, yellow, orange, and still some green. The leaves are gathering in crunchy clusters, pushed around by the wind and kicking and swishing […]

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Settling In

                  We arrived at our new place in Maine on Labor Day. For most people that day signified the end of summer but I was thrilled that we could still enjoy the beach, open the windows wide, […]

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This Net

  Yesterday I baked my first successful loaves of sourdough bread from the Tartine Bread recipe. There is plenty of room for improvement, but the bread was good. Especially paired with tomato soup and then made into grilled cheese. I hope this means I’ll get […]

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Unfolded

I love the light in November, especially when it streams into my kitchen in the afternoon. When the sky is cloudless it is intense and bright at first and then it slowly slips across the cupboards, down the wall. At four o’clock it is nearly […]

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As Long as it Lasts

It’s such a perfect day! I said this to myself under clear blue skies and sunshine with a hint of a cool fall breeze and I realized just how often this phrase comes to mind. Perhaps most often on sunny, clear days but it made […]

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The Warmth We Need

Just a few days before the equinox, Autumn pushed summer aside and settled in. It reminded me of the soothing pleasure of a cup of tea in the morning and often another in the evening. I have a few small piles of tomatoes on my […]

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Something to Soothe

Where I sit, the sun is shining and skies are blue but I still think of friends, family and so many strangers on the east coast who are struggling with the aftermath of wind and water and a huge storm. I hope that everyone has […]

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This Season

  It’s impossible not to want to capture the beauty of the season. The weather here has gotten cold, despite plenty of sun and blue skies. I need to find my hats and mittens and knit as much as possible so I can finish and […]

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Today

                  I finally got some little jars for keeping dried herbs. They had been hanging in suspense for too long and now they are organized and stored for the winter. I still have some pots outside but […]

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