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Blue skies and sunshine give a reason for the cherry blossom buds to plumpen. Another month and they will be on the verge of opening. Early March is when they usually open. Last year was a cold spring and they … Continue reading

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Spring in January

It’s just the middle of January and the garlic is standing tall. Beneath the surface, pure white garlic roots are digging deeper and deeper into the soft earth. If you’ve never seen the roots of healthy growing garlic you are … Continue reading

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Three Is Not a Crowd

For these hens, three is not a crowd. If anything, the more the merrier. Claire isn’t so sure. She is convinced that these three biddies are up to no good. Nothing feels so good as a roll in dry dust. … Continue reading

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Royalty on Display

The Prunus subhirtella is in bloom … delicately. From fall into early spring, this cherry is a pleasant reminder of what spring will bring. On a warm, sunny, December day, King Richard struts his stuff. Have a few roosters, and … Continue reading

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Frosty Mornings

Stepping outside these mornings is a trip into magic. Clear days, clear nights, create the perfect conditions for frost to spin its white web over everything. In one of the hoop houses, the young chickens have a warm place to … Continue reading

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Time to Experiment

With no farmers markets to worry about, I have time to hone my bread baking, and experiment. What if I add more levain, or change the moisture content of the levain, or let the dough rest longer, or rise longer, … Continue reading

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Camouflage

Snowgeese camouflage as clouds. Maybe that is one reason they gather in such huge flocks. On the ground they look like snow. When they take to the air, they look like a fog bank or clouds nestled against the mountains. … Continue reading

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