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Chanterelle mushrooms

Fern Creek Newsletter–Week 21

0 by / on October 10, 2015, 3:44 pm / in Newsletters

Today Karl Birky took me hunting for chanterelle mushrooms. I felt like a child on an adventure, hunting golden treasures in a forest mostly known to non-people critters.  I’ve dreamed such places still existed, and perhaps if I hunted elk, or deer I would have discovered them before now. When I asked Karl what he likes about hunting mushrooms he said something […]

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That Warty Thing & Cinderella Pumpkins

Fern Creek Newsletter–Week 20

2 by / on October 4, 2015, 7:51 pm / in Newsletters

I find the arrival of fall enchantingly inviting. Pumpkins and gourds get featured on our porches and tables inside (some real and some not). Candles come out of the cupboard, and tastes and smells associated with pumpkin, winter squashes, and apples start wafting through the house. Eden is spending the night tonight. She’s enchanted with fall pumpkins and gourds, too. We took our […]

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Fern Creek CSA–Week 19

Fern Creek CSA–Week 19

0 by / on September 26, 2015, 8:44 am / in Newsletters

I’m writing from the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, a place I describe as “creepy-fascinating.” The whole of it is under a dome and controlled for temperature, humidity, and lighting. We feel like we are in a verdant garden full of water falls, streams, and fountains. Real plants and trees are everywhere. They look so perfect they seem artificial. But there are no birds, […]

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Sweet potatoes

Fern Creek CSA–Week 18

0 by / on September 20, 2015, 4:31 pm / in Newsletters

  The autumn equinox occurs on September 23rd this year; the marker of our shift from summer to fall during Earth’s trek around the sun. This is the day (along with the spring equinox in March) when we have equal hours of light and dark. Mark and I celebrated quietly Saturday night, with a supper of homemade macaroni and cheese (gruyere, parmesan and cheddar cheese) […]

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photo by Kara Gash

Fern Creek CSA–Week 17

0 by / on September 12, 2015, 10:02 am / in Newsletters

Last night those of us who gathered enjoyed a great evening filled with good food, good company, and good music. We ate sweet potato, black bean, and corn enchiladas, kale, corn, and wild rice salad, blackened beans and fennel, and chocolate made up in several delicious ways. As the evening went from hot to cool, I felt like we were ushering in autumn, even though we […]

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