Friday, July 28, 2017

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” ~ Mark Twain It feels like I have a busy day ahead. I break it down: water and harvest in the garden; freeze green beans and whatever else I gather; pick up a few groceries; make dog food; tend to a couple of […]

Sunday, July 23, 2017

“Sabbath observance invites us to stop. It invites us to rest. It asks us to notice that while we rest, the world continues without our help. It invites us to delight in the world’s beauty and abundance.” ~Wendell Berry Today we will gather with our church family and then, perhaps, a lazy Sunday afternoon with […]

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

“Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.” ~ William Shakespeare I spent a little bit of time in the garden yesterday morning–just long enough to harvest kale, Swiss chard, a couple of cucumbers, a few sunburst squash, and do some watering. I felt slightly nauseous afterward as a result of the smoke blanketing our […]

Saturday, July 15, 2017

“Should you shield the valleys from the windstorms, you would never see the beauty of their canyons.” ~ Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Slept long and late in my own bed last night after spending two precious, yet heartbreaking, nights away. Gerry is out of town and Maya and I are taking it slow this morning. My mind […]

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

“Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful!’ and sitting in the shade.” ~ Rudyard Kipling, Complete Verse We’re eating from the garden daily and her bounty is plentiful. Every spring I fret about it but she’s always been generous with her gifts. The stores in the freezer are growing: asparagus, peas, kale, spinach, Swiss […]