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The Gazebo and Ferns

There is a Place Beyond Ambition–Mary Oliver

1 by / on February 6, 2014, 7:43 pm / in Celebrations, Ponderings

I am trying to wait patiently, but am not succeeding. Just today, maybe four hours and a half ago, I ordered a used hardback copy of Winter Hours: Prose, Prose Poetry and Poetry by Mary Oliver. It has yet to arrive. Granted, snow is slamming into Fern Creek sideways, and that may delay delivery somewhat. Emily read the first essay […]

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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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A Black Butte Respite

0 by / on October 26, 2012, 6:03 pm / in Family

  NOTE: All the great photos for this post came from Mark’s phone, and now that I’ve switched over my blog, I lost them… So this one comes with words alone…! Now that our Saturday CSA pick-ups are done (we continue to have Wednesday pick-ups until mid-November), Mark and I headed to Black Butte for a three-day weekend.  We started […]

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Market Day

Market Day

0 by / on October 5, 2012, 1:42 am / in Community, Farming/Gardening

  This week wraps up the regular Fern Creek Farm CSA season.  We celebrate by setting up a market, and invite our subscribers to take their regular share plus a few more of the storage vegetables (winter squashes, onions, beets, and “grade B” potatoes) than usual. Henry and Charlie told Pollifax they wouldn’t see him for eight months.  They said […]

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Labor Day Family Reunion

Labor Day Family Reunion

0 by / on September 4, 2012, 5:14 am / in Celebrations, Family

  Our family gathered over Labor Day.  My sister, Kathy, and neice, Mercy, stayed with us–giving us a rare chance to spend some good time together.  My mother, three siblings (and most spouses), and an assortment of our children and grandchildren hung out together over a 4 1/2 day weekend that started with a mother/daughter wine tasting trip to Stollers […]

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