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The Gazebo and Ferns

There is a Place Beyond Ambition–Mary Oliver

1 by / on February 6, 2014, 7:43 pm / in Celebrations, Ponderings

I am trying to wait patiently, but am not succeeding. Just today, maybe four hours and a half ago, I ordered a used hardback copy of Winter Hours: Prose, Prose Poetry and Poetry by Mary Oliver. It has yet to arrive. Granted, snow is slamming into Fern Creek sideways, and that may delay delivery somewhat. Emily read the first essay [...]

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The forest across the road.

Towards Redemption…

2 by / on January 23, 2014, 7:20 pm / in Farming/Gardening, Ponderings

I’ve not posted in awhile. Partly I’m working on two other major writing projects and there’s only so much time I can tolerate in front of a screen. I get antsy, longing to get outside, and am inevitably torn away. Sometimes I walk the forest path, and a couple times recently I’ve gone by way of the bee hives so [...]

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January Fern Creek Community Cooking Class

January Fern Creek Community Cooking Class

2 by / on December 30, 2013, 7:30 pm / in Community

We’re revving up for winter cooking and are starting the year with a Winter Soups class. We have one spot open for the Wednesday, January 22nd class, and four spots available for the Saturday, January 25th class. Contact me via Fern Creek’s Facebook page or by email if you want to reserve a spot or two.

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On Being Born

On Being Born

0 by / on December 20, 2013, 10:59 am / in Chickens, Faith, Family, Ponderings

Part I: Chicks chirp at me from the living room, though at the moment they are mostly sleeping in heaps, settling into a morning nap after filling up their tummies. They hatched out on December 17th, which is kinda like being born, only different. They never met their mamas, but cluster instinctively toward the white thermometer hanging in their brood [...]

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The snow storm of 2008... we remember it still.

Things To Love About Cold Days and Dark Nights

0 by / on December 12, 2013, 9:54 am / in Celebrations, Ponderings

In Oregon we’ve been in an unusual cold snap–punctuating the coming Winter. Yes, I know, it is nothing like midwest cold. Our nose hairs do not freeze when we step outside, nor can we toss water into the air and watch it freeze mid-flight on its way down. But still, we haven’t been above freezing for many days, which is [...]

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