Progress and a flat of basil

Have been scarce finishing the new book, attending to the wedding of my younger son, and generally running from one urgent thing to the next.  But I thought you’d like to know that the garden beds are going in this week! So excited.  A couple of photos. The winds finally took out the twenty-five year […]

An organic farm…in my backyard!

Just before Christmas, CR surprised me by bringing in a landscape architect to make our yard over into a beautiful urban farm. Perhaps he wants more fresh potatoes like the ones I grew in a black bag last summer. Or maybe he is tired of me complaining about the price of organic produce. Whatever it […]

Today’s harvest

There’s just something so elemental about going outside and picking a handful of strawberries and tomatoes.  I also harvested a couple of raspberries.  It’s not quite the garden I hoped for this summer, but it’s a start.

Practicing beauty

It seemed like I spent way too much time at this Internet computer last week.  Don’t get me wrong: the Internet is a valuable, interesting place and for an isolated writer, the most glorious communication tool ever invented.  However, I can find myself wasting time, and not productively wasting time, either (like Facebook quizes, which […]