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Fern Creek CSA–Week 8

Fern Creek CSA–Week 8

0 by / on July 16, 2016, 11:56 am / in Newsletters

We’ve had our solar panels for about five months now. In May the panels supplied all the energy we used, and in June we sold some back to PGE. It feels good to lighten our footprint this way, especially since our home is large, even if someone is nearly always staying in the basement apartment. Speaking of that, the Airbnb […]

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Fern Creek CSA–Week 7

Fern Creek CSA–Week 7

0 by / on July 9, 2016, 8:40 pm / in Newsletters

“Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.” Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine     Any summer day I can relax with the bees, iced mocha in hand.  Not that I do it often anymore, what with Emma to train, and a hammock calling my […]

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Fern Creek CSA–Week 6

0 by / on July 3, 2016, 6:30 am / in Newsletters

A number of you took advantage of the New Jam U-Pick field this season, and seeing you out there picking berries has been satisfying on several levels. Mark spent some time with those of you who came out; being as he’s a rather introverted farmer, he enjoyed this foray into social engagement with you all. The berries are all but […]

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Fern Creek CSA–Week 5

Fern Creek CSA–Week 5

0 by / on June 26, 2016, 8:13 am / in Newsletters

The longest day of the year is behind us, ushering in the first day of summer. The ripening heat of summer is here–not that we haven’t already had some interspersed with lots of June rain! We celebrated the Summer Solstice simply with a few new friends. We lit a fire in the gazebo and roasted marshmallows for S’mores while birds, […]

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Fern Creek CSA–Week 4

Fern Creek CSA–Week 4

0 by / on June 18, 2016, 1:09 pm / in Newsletters

The Summer Solstice Summer officially starts on Monday at 5 p.m. This year the Summer Solstice (the longest day of the year) coincides with the rising of a full moon, which is the first time this has happened in 70 years. Take note and find a way to say farewell to spring and hello to summer. _______________________________________ The arrival of […]

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