Family

Partnering

Partnering

0 by / on January 23, 2013, 2:26 pm / in Family, Ponderings

Mark and I have partnered 34 years.  “A long time with one woman,” Uncle Jerry told Mark after our 2 week anniversary.  He and Aunt Janette have been married over 60 years now. We partner pretty well.  Partly because of our similarities and partly because of our differences.  We both like walks, good books,  good movies, our low-on-the-food-chain-local-seasonal diet, chickens, […]

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When the Weather Makes You Wait…

When the Weather Makes You Wait…

0 by / on January 18, 2013, 3:48 pm / in Family, Ponderings

The forecast promised sun, and temps in the low 50s… great for making progress in the gardens.  But alas, the cloud cover stayed, keeping the temps in the 30s.  Mark came home early anyway, to start digging ditches to move irrigation pipes in accordance with our new farm plan.  This is the New new plan, the five-year-plan, which we hope […]

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On Hobbits, Cats & U-Haul Trucks

On Hobbits, Cats & U-Haul Trucks

0 by / on January 3, 2013, 6:15 pm / in Faith, Family

Fantasy characters are just about always on a journey.  Some of my favorites include Tolkien’s hobbits, (and elves, dwarfs and humans),  Ursula Le Guin’s young wizard Ged (who traverses the archipelago of Earthsea), or, more recently, Kvoth, the wizard-in-the-making of Patrick Rothfuss, who is still journeying quite uncertainly in the yet unfinished trilogy. Something adventurous gets ignited by journey stories.  Undoubtedly every life is […]

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Giving Thanks: Market Day II

Giving Thanks: Market Day II

0 by / on November 18, 2012, 10:59 pm / in Celebrations, Community, Family, Farming/Gardening

  We wrapped up the 2012 Extended Season just in time for Thanksgiving. Members went home with beets, parsnips, pototoes, onions, Brussels sprouts, kale, an assortment of pumpkins and winter squash, cabbage, peppers, leeks, herbs… I like imagining Fern Creek food in a number of Thanksgiving feasts this week! I have much to be thankful for as we head toward […]

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Pumpking Carving Extravaganza Take II

Pumpking Carving Extravaganza Take II

0 by / on November 5, 2012, 7:57 pm / in Celebrations, Family

 We were a couple days late, but we held our family pumpkin carving event on November 3rd, scheduling it when everybody (except Mark) could be there. We figure 2-year-old Auden and Juniper and 9-month-old Eden will just think of Halloween as a season, rather than a day, kinda like Christmas.  The stores treat it that way already.  Not that I […]

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