Drink in the Warmth

This month has been quite a jumble of plans set aside, unexpected interruptions, and the need for extra days of rest. I’ve been doing most of my cooking with whatever I can find in the cupboards, pantry, and refrigerator. I haven’t been cooking a lot, […]

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This Week

I didn’t spend as much time in the studio this week as I would normally. I needed a few days of rest and also spent one day planting onions at the farm. Instead of my usual studio update, here are a few things I have […]

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Green Garlic and Arugula Pesto

When you work all day outside, pulling and hoeing weeds, and you come home with a bunch of green garlic, freshly picked, still caked in soil and you are so hungry and have been wracking your brain all day to think of what to make […]

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Spring Work

It’s a busy time of year and between various jobs and trying to get things together for an upcoming fair this weekend, I haven’t had time for much else. But, though I am very tired when I get home from working on the farm, I […]

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Abundant and in Season

We hit up the Saint Paul farmer’s market on Saturday and despite the cold and rain the stalls were splashed with the bright greens of seedlings ready for planting, bunches of thin stalked asparagus, loaves of bread, cartons of eggs. It was good to see […]

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Sowing Seeds

All of the planting and seed sowing I have done recently has gotten me thinking a lot about the seeds we plant all the time and the things we choose to nurture. This started when I was writing my most recent newsletter, talking a little […]

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Spring has sprung, finally. I’ve been doing my best to enjoy the recent beautiful day and slacking off a bit on other things I should be working on. I hope you have found spring or it has found you and that you are enjoying the […]

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Simple Hand Salve

Planting seeds, digging in the soil, scrubbing surfaces and getting ready for spring is an exciting chance to nurture new life. But all this work can take its toll on your hardworking hands. After a day on the farm my hands are dry and rough. […]

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Full of Possibilities

I am always amazed by seeds. That these tiny, dry, sometimes strangely shaped bits can, with soil, water, and sunlight become the plants that feed and sustain us. Each seed is the potential for life and it is incredible to think of them in the […]

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Happy Earth Day!

As I said in my newsletter earlier this week, I think it is crucial to make every day Earth Day, but I also think it is important to celebrate occasions when they come along. In the spirit of caring for the earth and making each […]

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