Three loves of whole wheat bread

Mrs Stardance’s cousin’s family came to visit from overseas. I was excited to treat them to some of my homemade bread. One of the relatives pointed out that slicing the […]

Winter survivors: Cilantro, oregano

The oak leaves and other leaves have formed a protective layer. Just poking around underneath, I can see it’s rich in earthworms. The cilantro and oregano overwintered very nicely. In […]

The vigor of spring

I especially like this picture because the barley is growing very happily, at least to my relatively untrained eye. I can grow a little bit of grain, even if it’s […]

Putting in a willow arbor

Inspired by a willow arbor I saw at Michael Judd’s Long Creek Homestead, with my wife’s blessing I followed his instructions and set out to dig in an arbor over […]

Filling, nutritious, and not too sweet. Serves up to 3. Ingredients: 2/3 c amaranth seeds 2 1/2 c water 1/4 cup raisins 1/4 cup coconut flakes 1/4 cup sunflower seeds […]

Clover party in the back, what

Clover that overwintered in the garden beds are in full force and growing like crazy. They were struggling last year. I love to see clover flourishing. Since I’ve found out […]

Heavy rain today

I finished planting for the day just ten minutes before a rainstorm tore through the area. I put a goumi, nanking cherry, and black currant in a small group on […]