Monthly Archives: September 2018

Sublime Sunshine; Duck Therapy Anyone?

Every morning I step out of the house and walk the paths through the woods, I realize how fortunate I am to be able to live in this spot, tucked away, surrounded by woodland. And yesterday was sublime, not a … Continue reading

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Singing in the Woods

Most of the time, they are too deep in the brush and woods to be seen, but there is no mistaking the soft, sweet singing of little chicks following their mother. The singing of chicks foraging with their mother is … Continue reading

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Waking up to Fall

Summer walked away last week, and Fall walked in with its gentle rains and cool mornings. On the way to the cabin to make tofu for Blossom on Lopez and Anacortes Food Coop, I was surprised to find Sweet Annie … Continue reading

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A Pleasant Harvest

What harvesting sunflower seeds was like was something that never crossed my mind before. It’s a pleasant sensation, loosening the seeds from the soft, honeycomb sphere of the sunflower. I planted sunflowers this year because the chickens love sunflower seeds. … Continue reading

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Before Arugula Dies

Before arugula dies, it goes to seed. Its flower stalks turn into waves of slender seed pods, seed pods with a hundred or so tiny seeds. Each flower stalk of arugula has twenty to thirty seed pods. Each arugula plant … Continue reading

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A Garden is Always Full of Surprises

Biking home this afternoon, dark blue clusters of grapes caught my eye. After growing for five years, the Lynden Blue, Venus, and Canadice grape vines have lovely clusters of grapes hanging from their vines. There are even enough to take … Continue reading

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Nature Is No Capitalist

It’s time to bring in the sunflower heads before the birds, field mice, and squirrels devour all the sunflower seeds. I’m already too late for one of the sunflower heads. Something or many things have already had a feast and … Continue reading

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