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At this moment, I am… ~awakening this space that lay dormant for 22 months. ~blending a fresh batch of handmade lotion. ~preparing for one last week of homeschool lessons before taking a much-needed spring break. ~creating my list of seeds … Continue reading
A few months back I shared my love of cabbage with all of you. But maybe I wasn’t being specific enough, or not general enough, depending upon how you look at it. In actuality I harbor a secret love for … Continue reading
As I grow older, I feel my connection with Earth and her rhythms strengthening. Becoming more intertwined. When I first began gardening in my late twenties, I found that cord of connection beginning to weave and form itself, as … Continue reading
Well friends, it’s June 16th, and I am coming at you with my first garden update of the 2017 growing season. Hum. Where exactly did the time go? And better yet, what on earth have I been doing? Time has … Continue reading
Awhile back, I use to post trinkets of thanks each week. I felt that in expressing my gratitude I was able to put positive vibes out into the atmosphere, and illustrate that it is often those seemingly minuscule or insignificant … Continue reading
A few years back I shared with you my love of all things old: books, clothes, music and furniture. I love that in nourishing vintage items, we can breath life into them and make the old become new. My husband’s … Continue reading
Thoughts from yesterday: I am sitting outside of my northern Illinois home, in a tank top and shorts. Sweat trickles down my back and my hands ache from the garden work I have done. It is just 11:30 am. In … Continue reading
One of my favorite times of the year arrived this week! In the wee hours of Monday morning, we began pouring over our 2017 seed catalog (We order our seeds and transplants from The Seed Savers Exchange, based in Iowa.) and … Continue reading
It seems that at each turn of the season I feel the need to start anew. I think this has become even more of a necessity now that I stay home and homeschool my girls. Because our home is where … Continue reading