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Found Poetry

0 by / on January 26, 2017, 10:44 am / in Poetry

Fern Creek Woods Rae, our oldest daughter, gave Mark and me a book of her poetry in 2003. She had crafted these poems during a two-year period when we lived states apart and didn’t have a good idea of her Montana life. I re-read them this week, blessed and impressed again with her way with words. She inspired me to […]

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Into the Woods

Into the Woods

0 by / on December 15, 2016, 2:23 pm / in Faith, Ponderings

Mostly I’ve given over these shortening days and lengthening nights (typically good for writing), doing two non-writing things. One is coming up with hearty (and sometimes sweet) wintery meals like winter squash, sage, & apple cider tortellini, three-bean chili bolstered with roasted corn & butternut squash, and baking Ginger Stout Cake and salted pretzel peppermint bark. Grace Paley’s poem below […]

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Fern Creek CSA–Week 22

Fern Creek CSA–Week 22

0 by / on October 23, 2016, 5:06 pm / in Newsletters

This weekend Mark worked at cleaning up the Marionberry and blackberry vines and mulched the rhubarb with yellow leaves he raked from under the birch tree. He took out the Asian pear tree, and cleaned up a downed tree from last weekend’s storm. Meanwhile I cleared some of the beds in the Hazelnut Patch and spread fetch, rye, and clover […]

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Ada's Sweet Pumpkin

Fern Creek Newsletter–Week 21

0 by / on October 15, 2016, 10:01 pm / in Newsletters

We’re in the “putting the beds to bed” part of the growing season. That means I’ve had more time to read since that work is less urgent–the crops are mostly in and the work ahead of us can be done anytime. The last few rainy days have made it easy to set aside such tasks, to steep a cup of […]

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Cinderella Pumpkin

Fern Creek Newsletter–Week 20

0 by / on October 9, 2016, 1:41 pm / in Newsletters

As recommended by my daughter, Sarah, and loaned by son-in-law, Luke, I’ve been reading A Little History of the World by E.H. Gombrich. He writes for a lay audience, a youngish lay audience, which is just about perfect for me. Over the last weeks I’ve been traversing our world’s history from its earliest days through ancient and medieval days, the […]

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