Archive for September, 2015

Howden Jack-o-Lanterns

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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Assorted Winter Squash

Fern Creek CSA–Week 16

0 by / on September 5, 2015, 8:34 pm / in Newsletters

For the second year now Mark and I have taken advantage of an open day to walk the Wolf Creek Trestle Hike, a sort of unofficial trail that follows railroad tracks washed out in the mudslides of 2006/2007, a fall/winter we remember as being Very Rainy being as we were building our house. While the tracks are no longer useful for trains, […]

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