Monthly Archives: July 2013

Cold Coffee

My mother taught me this trick. In the summer time when you have leftover coffee that you don’t want, instead of dumping it, save it in the fridge to drink as cold coffee. I have a special jar for it … Continue reading

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Our house is filling up with moving boxes. Many of those boxes are filling up with things: books, fabric, and bedding. I transformed the garlic bed yesterday. I took out the stick border and harvested the last of the garlic. … Continue reading

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Trying to stay calm

Our landlord is a wonderful man. Our moving out and the sale of the house is beyond his control. I do not feel anger towards him. But I do feel frustration in general at having to pull up our roots. … Continue reading

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Fruit of the Vine

Plumpness and fullness swelling in the garden. Tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini and pumpkin flowers galore. It is still swelling; none ready to eat yet, but getting so close. Fullness and family and food. Trellised Pumpkin Cherry Tomatoes Oregon Star sauce and … Continue reading

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Trip to Salem

River and I took a very short, sweet little trip down to Salem, Oregon, over the past couple of days. Our friends from Michigan live down in Salem at the moment, and we hopped on the train to go visit … Continue reading

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Mourning the loss of our land

Although our piece of land is small, it is still the one we have attached our hearts to. A year ago we were mourning leaving our old home, and the land there that we had brought to fruitful bounty. We … Continue reading

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Well Folks, I have sad news. Our lovely rental is being sold. We officially have 60 days to find ourselves a new home. Another hard piece to this is that we will be visiting our family in Michigan this August … Continue reading

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Blueberry Picking

It took some compromise on everyone’s part, but our family pulled it together for a lovely afternoon of blueberry picking. River, Myself, My Husband, My Stepdaughter and Her Mother all piled in to a rented van, drove to Sauvie Island, … Continue reading

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This morning

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This time of year there are a lot of ‘firsts’ going on in the garden. The first nasturtium blooms, the first small green tomatoes, the first tiny cucumbers, and the first baby zucchinis.

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