Rhubarb’s Many Happy Returns

It seems odd to write about rhubarb as summer draws to a close. Rhubarb is one of the first vegetables to be harvested in the spring.* It’s an herbaceous perennial that comes back to life from rhizomes every spring. The timing is perfect for it to be paired with another perennial favorite, strawberries! I can’t… Continue reading Rhubarb’s Many Happy Returns

Smoky and Blue

The Woods a Blaze There are wildfires burning throughout the western part of the United States. Here in Washington State there have been 470 fires in 2018 so far. I was surprised to find out that every year the fire season officially starts on April 15th with burn restrictions in place on all DNR-protected lands. It… Continue reading Smoky and Blue

The Good Shit

It was a late start; April instead of February. My work and the rain have made it difficult for me to get to into my own garden. If you read my last veggie post (Can You) Dig It , we left off with me planting a winter garden instead of a cover crop.  The spinach,… Continue reading The Good Shit

Opening Eye

The Mornings in December are dark The curtains are kept closed for privacy and warmth. I’m an early riser, so there are hours of darkness that accompany my morning routine. Usually by the time I open the curtains the sun is up and I’m off to work, but not today. Today is Sunday. I’m hoping… Continue reading Opening Eye

(Can You) Dig It

Or Not? I know when it comes to cultivating the soil, everyone has an opinion about it. There are a lot of good reasons not to. The soil has a structure and its own little ecosystem of worms, fungus and bugs. Also, digging is hard work! A good reason to dig is if you’re putting… Continue reading (Can You) Dig It

Don’t get carried awayyyyyyy

Now that fall is here you can feel that a shift has taken place. We’re to that time of year. Everything is coming to a close, a calming of summers extroverted energies. The land will tell you if you care to listen, “We’re drawing inward, going deep into the dirt. Leave us be or you can join… Continue reading Don’t get carried awayyyyyyy