Author Archives: amanandhishoe

Learning to Share

I love the blue of the sky this time of year. The billowing clouds make you think you’re driving through a Dutch Masterpiece from the 17th century. I went out to gather the last of the grapes only to discover … Continue reading

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Barefoot Gardening

The clouds and rain come nearly every day now. The rain held off for yesterday’s farmers market. When I checked the forecast for next week’s Saturday market, it showed rain all week except Wednesday, and rain on into the following … Continue reading

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No Remorse

Friday, September 6, was our last day of summer. In many places summer dawdles on with no clarity as to when its last day was. Not here. As the temperature soared on Friday, there was no doubt that once the … Continue reading

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September or May?

The cool mornings are more like fall than summer now. The ducks have settled into their new digs at the pond, swimming much of the day, and coming out of the water to forage on the grass. Emma, living in … Continue reading

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Summer’s Waning Days

Summer’s waning days are full of surprises, such as this bounty of grapes that appeared out of nowhere, on a vine I wasn’t paying any attention to. Another week or two and they will be perfect for picking. The magentaspreen … Continue reading

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Life Without Rhubarb is No Life At All

Hard to believe that last spring, the lush row or rhubarb didn’t exist, and were just small, round seeds I pushed into the soil. Life without rhubarb is no life at all. Sunday night when I went out to the … Continue reading

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All the Good There Is

Watching tofu cooling in clear, cold water is so soothing. It’s an opportunity to reflect on all the good there is. The marjoram has gone to bloom, dainty pink flowers decorate the path out to the tofu cabin. The chickens … Continue reading

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