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Fern Creek CSA–Week 12

Fern Creek CSA–Week 12

4 by / on August 14, 2016, 7:46 am / in Newsletters

Last Thursday our well pump up and died. We were in the middle of harvesting when we realized water no longer flowed reliably from our faucets as we washed lettuce and beets. Mark went inside to start figuring out Next Steps, and Jana (my long-time Illinois friend ending her brief visit with us by helping with the Thursday harvest) and […]

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Corn stalks in the sun

Fern Creek CSA–Week 11

2 by / on August 7, 2016, 12:44 pm / in Newsletters

Mark is writing about humility this month. I love this final part of his Templeton grant–a book about virtues and how the Church and psychology can help expand and strengthen the ways we think about them. On one of our morning walks we talked about how historically Christianity has seen our relationship to Creation as one of humble stewardship, and […]

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Cucumber Water

Fern Creek CSA–Week 10

0 by / on July 31, 2016, 8:30 am / in Newsletters

Warning: This is all about growing up Emma in the way she should go, so skip it if you don’t get or like dogs overly much (or at all). I’ve been working with Emma–and playing, massaging, affirming–all the things good pup owners are supposed to do to grow a dog up right. I use the word “work” because “train” sounds […]

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Kale & Fortex Beans

Fern Creek CSA–Week 9

2 by / on July 23, 2016, 9:54 pm / in Newsletters

Bringing In the Sheaves… Mark brought in the Walla Walla onions from the field after a week of drying in the sun. They are finishing up on racks in the room behind the Market. As he carried them in, the refrain for an old-time gospel song came to mind. I thought of it  later, when we talked about the satisfying […]

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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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