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Longlasting Lilacs

For me, the decent from spring into summer is marked by the return of lilacs.  They’re pretty hard not to love; Those warm purple tones with their intoxicating scent, and the romantic way they laze on the branch… I’m pretty sure they’re just begging to… Continue Reading “Longlasting Lilacs”

Sure Signs of Spring

Spring has finally arrived in our little corner of the world! It came on the wings of robins and was followed by crocuses, and croaking frogs. We hurried it along by planting tulips in our greenhouse, and have been happily harvesting away at them… Continue Reading “Sure Signs of Spring”

Cooking with Kenny: Mussels Marinara with Wayfayers Beer Bread

A while back while visiting Wayfayers’ Ale Society in Port Williams, Nova Scotia we were bestowed with a beer bread recipe from Colleen, one of the most personable, and delightful servers we have ever met.  We came home that day with their Ruby Ale… Continue Reading “Cooking with Kenny: Mussels Marinara with Wayfayers Beer Bread”

Planning the Farm

“Tell me, what is it that you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” Mary Oliver This time last year I was in midst of facilitating a move across the country.  Obsessively, I checked new real estate listings, made sure our… Continue Reading “Planning the Farm”

Welcoming Winter

When I was a kid I hated getting up for the school bus.  Especially in the winter.  I would strategically set my alarm clock-radio ahead ten minutes, and allow for an excessive amount of snoozes.  I’d begrudgingly get up at the last, possible moment… Continue Reading “Welcoming Winter”

Cooking with Kenny, the Pasta Edition!

The first time I went to Kenny’s house I saw the Pasta Queen, an old-fashioned pasta roller with a hand crank.  It sat neatly on the counter, arranged with several cookbooks behind it.  I was just getting to know him, and I knew he loved food,… Continue Reading “Cooking with Kenny, the Pasta Edition!”

November

Before we packed up our life to come here I felt an intensity comparable to waiting in line for my very first rollercoaster ride.  There I was, I had made up my mind that I was finally going to do it, but alas, I… Continue Reading “November”

Chickens With A View

I spend an abundance of my time looking up at the sky.  At the end of each day is a collection of moments where I paused and admired the dynamic atmosphere above, and obliged to it’s grounding prophecy.  The speed at which the harvest… Continue Reading “Chickens With A View”

The Chickens Are Coming

Our little chicken barn is in rough shape.  There’s a hole in the roof, the outside siding has seen better days, and the door may open and close one more time before it plummets off the hinges and crumbles.  Before we moved in we… Continue Reading “The Chickens Are Coming”

Kenny’s Pizza

My love… He builds stuff, he fixes stuff, he get’s up early to feed the cats in the morning, and he makes the best pizza.  This is his tried and true recipe, and like all good recipes these measurements are approximate, because he just… Continue Reading “Kenny’s Pizza”