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CSA Newsletter Week  9

CSA Newsletter Week 9

0 by / on July 20, 2014, 10:37 am / in Newsletters

Last night I read on the porch for awhile as the sun was setting. I paused to listen to a couple of birds up in the oak trees by the creek call and respond to each other. The first would call (a slightly more complicated set of notes), and after just a second a second bird would respond with a [...]

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CSA Newsletter Week #8

CSA Newsletter Week #8

0 by / on July 13, 2014, 4:06 pm / in Newsletters

Sultry summer nights don’t characterize Oregon overly  much–at least not like I remember from our years in Illinois and Tennessee. But occasionally the warmth of a hot summer day lingers, and I’m beckoned outside to the porch off our bedroom for a night of sleep. I slept well last night, under a full moon, kept company by quiet night sounds. [...]

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The Table is the Heart

The Table is the Heart

2 by / on July 9, 2014, 1:03 pm / in Celebrations, Community

  Everyone has a love language–Their signature way of expressing or experiencing love. Liz and I like to believe that our love language is “dinner parties.” The sweet, savory, lengthy, invite-everyone-and-their-neighbor-and-their-childhood-friends kind of dinner parties. There are classic reasons to throw a party such as a birthday, holiday, equinox, or a sporting event. And then there are more novel reasons such [...]

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Shiitake & Fennel Omlet for Two

Shiitake & Fennel Omlet for Two

0 by / on July 7, 2014, 10:41 pm / in At the Break of Day, Farm Home Cooking

As I understand it, shiitake mushrooms grow in the spring and fall during cool, wet, weather. I think I may be mistaken on that point though, because the two oak logs we inoculated with mushroom spawn a couple years ago repeatedly surprise us with mushrooms at unexpected times, like during the heat of early July. So this week we found [...]

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shelling peas

CSA Newsletter Week 7

0 by / on July 6, 2014, 4:04 pm / in Newsletters

Mark and I are home from Corsica–and glad to be home! We walked the gardens Sunday after we returned and were amazed to see the growth that happened while we were gone. Liz and Kara did a great job managing Fern Creek in our absence, and we did a pretty good job not thinking about it overly much as we [...]

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