Category Archives: Nature and Outdoors

Musings on the landscape, nature, wildlife, and outdoor adventures.

Gettin’ Busy

I’m sorry for such a long delay in writing.  Like everything else in nature, we have been incredibly busy with the emergence of spring.  Our main task has been shopping for our own mini-farm, a process which  has been a … Continue reading

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5 Things I Learned at the OGS

After a February tease of spring, the first few days of March have been a soggy, chilly flashback: crummy conditions for tromping around the quad of UNC-Asheville for the Organic Growers School, as we did last weekend.  Fortunately, most of … Continue reading

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  March is my favorite month, my power month, because it brings with it the official start of spring, and my birthday – which I milk for all its worth, pretty much all month long. The month is made even … Continue reading

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Late Winter Dose of Color, Inspiration and Hope

We’ve been blessed with a couple of weeks of unseasonably warm weather, which has everyone I know feeling cautiously jubilant that winter does end, spring does come, and its about to get really pretty and very busy around here.  Seems … Continue reading

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On the Bright Side – A Long Overdue Update

Well, it’s  been so long, I bet you’ve wondered if we were going to keep this up.  I suppose T and I have just been bogged down with our jobs, winterizing our little land yacht, family visits, and other pursuits. … Continue reading

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Turkey Trouble

I’m a bit under the weather this week (that hillside literally carpeted with goldenrod behind our house might have something to do with it), which brought an incredibly frustrating halt to my plans to press apples for cider today.  I … Continue reading

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Labors of Love (Except for the Killing Part)

I’ve been interested in seed collecting for some time, and H & M were excited to let me give it a go on their farm.  There are lots of good reasons for seed collecting, including saving money, ensuring that seeds … Continue reading

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