Archive for March, 2013

Is Pope Francis my Pope if I’m not Catholic?

Is Pope Francis my Pope if I’m not Catholic?

0 by / on March 30, 2013, 10:13 pm / in Faith, Ponderings

On Good Friday Sara came to walk up Williamson Road with me. She graduated from George Fox a couple of years ago and comes to walk whenever she’s in town and our schedules overlap. This being Holy Week, we talked a bit about the Pope. “I like our new Pope” I said, and then smiled because I claimed him as […]

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Planting Seedlings So That They Live–A Step by Step Guide

Planting Seedlings So That They Live–A Step by Step Guide

1 by / on March 28, 2013, 10:22 am / in Farming/Gardening

Yesterday Mark and I planted about 700 Walla Walla and Spanish Sweet onion plants and another tray of broccoli (32 seedlings).  We did some spring cleaning in the hives, which meant we suited up, got the smoker going and swapped out every other super frame with a new one. It’s our way of avoiding using antibiotics and other medications to […]

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Portobello, Bacon & Kale with Grilled Polenta

Portobello, Bacon & Kale with Grilled Polenta

5 by / on March 25, 2013, 7:25 pm / in Farm Home Cooking, Main Dishes

Since last season we grew corn for cornmeal, I’ve been experimenting.  This week I decided to make my own polenta, which I used to buy in rolls from the grocery store.  As is true of most things made directly by oneself, the difference is amazing. Polenta is as good as the corn it comes from, so start with good cornmeal–or […]

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Sarah's daughter, Eden

Birthing Babies & Family Size: One Side of the Debate

0 by / on March 22, 2013, 4:33 pm / in Community, Faith, Family, Ponderings

31 years ago today my middle daughter, Sarah, slipped out of my womb and into the world.  Actually “slip” is a bit of a euphemism.  It took hard work to birth her, but in the end it appeared as though she suddenly slipped into my world, changing it forever. I remember the weekend–planting our Tennessee garden on Saturday–heading to church […]

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Peach Cobbler for Two

Peach Cobbler for Two

0 by / on March 19, 2013, 10:46 pm / in Farm Home Cooking, Sweet Endings

Five peach trees grace our orchards.  One is an Alberta, three are newly planted Charlottes, and the other is a three-in-one variety that used to be a four-in-one.  Last summer a whole branch of this peach laden tree broke right off at the graft.  So now its a three-in-one.  The peaches these trees made last summer were the sweetest, juiciest […]

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