Pesto Pesto Pesto

The green of summer available right in your freezer year round!

Life Is Short

The terminal diagnoses and reality of dying reinforce our commitment to homesteading.

Beekeeping How-To: Day 1

The post office has called to say your bees have arrived! Now What? Step-by-step instructions on installing your hive.

Mother's Day Lilacs

Mother's Day weekend brought lilacs, bedding plants, pie and a nap.

Pie Crust Therapy

Spring brings about manic bouts of project planning and completion, but at least there is pie!

Food as Local as Your Body

Beyond the global, environmental and social impacts of eating local, feeding your organs healthy fuel buys you precious time on earth.

Start the Seeds Already

Dragging my feet to get spring started, afraid to fail and making the decision to jump in an succeed or fail already!

The Nature of Growing Up

4 or 40, growing up isnt always straight up. Branches, bumpy outcroppings and the occasional low hanging fruit serve as speed bumps on the road of life.

Under the Covers with a Flashlight

The quiet low of January has broken, the promise of spring and its seedy optimism is evident in the pile of seed catalogs at my bedside.

The Real Beginning of Winter

Putting into practice those great intentions: Living on preserved hard work and home canned peaches these short days.

Do Ducks Wear Jeans?

That moment you realize contentment looks pretty good on you, but the ducks seem distant.

On Ducks and Water

After two weeks amongst the poorest in India, how do I come home?