Monthly Archives: March 2022

Birds Love Seeds, Bunnies Love Greens

Illustration by Garth Williams (from Margaret Wise Brown’s book, Mister Dog) Giving Seed Saving New Meaning Seeds are such little miracles, bundles of protein and promise. Seeds can nurture living beings and create new plants. Seeds can also invite flocks … Continue reading

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Pots & Troughs For Aging Knees

Where soil is tired and compacted, troughs are a boon When The Third Time Is Not The Charm I recently visited a little garden that was both bare and overgrown, with scrupulously raked beds and struggling shrubs and trees leaning … Continue reading

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Of Parmesan and Pollen

Parmesan stock adds umami depth to anything Celebrating & Sneezing As the year stretches out and natural light increases day by day, even the dreaded return of Daylight Savings can’t crush the spirit for long. Though this annual time shift … Continue reading

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Planting Peas, Harvesting Peace

Mouse ear sized lilac leaves with budding bloom Of Peas and Peace Yesterday, I joined a peace rally in support of the Ukrainian people, sponsored by a local interfaith group, and over a hundred people gathered outside a local church. … Continue reading

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