I think there is something magical about fruit. Most fruit plants are perennial, and often somewhat nondescript in appearance for most of the year&3151;they are just part of the landscape. And then, suddenly, they are laden with fruit, wonderful, energy-filled, sweet tasting, beautifully colored treasures. [...]
I love this town! Here’s a few of the recent reasons why:
I’ve worked with clay, on and off, for years, pretty much all of it hand building. I’ve worked in university settings and various studio settings. The best studio I ever worked at was in Seattle, Pottery Northwest. This is an astonishing facility, with [...]
We’re in Portland! I cannot begin to express how amazing that feels. [...]
I made a second batch of chevre from Berkeley goatsmilk. I seasoned it with a blend of herbs from the backyard, and wrapped each little round in leaves of basil and sage. Fancy!
Completists will find more photos here.
Also, here’s a photo of a tiny little egg one of the chickens laid a while back. It [...]
Last night I dreamt that when I went out to put in the hens for the night, I found a little nest of eggs they had laid, tucked under the mexican sage and half-covered by twigs. in the dream it was a sweet feeling; to know that the hens had in fact been laying, and [...]
I hear that this weekend is Memorial Day weekend, which comes as a bit of a shock. Time seems to be outpacing me. Patrick’s last post described our little work party, and the steps we took toward getting our hard-laying hens a little extra space to roam. We finally, last night after work, managed to [...]
We’ve had so much cash-crop work around here, there’s hardly been any time for gardening, much less writing about it.
But the garden doesn’t know this. It’s got its own work to do, as the days get longer and the soil warms. The soil is fertile, and the perennials and self-seeding plants we’ve started over the [...]
Spring fever has well and truly set in, despite the fact that yesterday was cool and grey all day. We are particularly ebullient since we again have had a weekend without full-time office work. Planting and cooking and cleaning urges can by met head on. Yesterday was one of those close-to-perfect days, which perhaps can [...]