Category Archives: How Things Grow

The Last Daisy

The October sun reaches to the forest floor. With the summer market over, there is time to work on the forest trails, build new fences, mend old ones, and work on a list of projects that will keep me busy … Continue reading

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One Lucky Person

October’s cobalt blue skies continue. There is no rain in the forecast until the end of the month. The cottonwoods towering on the other side of the pond are starting to turn. It won’t be long before their golden leaves … Continue reading

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It Could Be Spring

It could be spring. The morning fog still clings to delicate leaves as the sun burns it away. The sun this morning is as bright as the sun on a mid March morning. But it is autumn, the changing maples … 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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