Last spring, Milo poked his finger into the earth and dropped in pre-soaked seeds in three different places in our yard. We’ll see what happens, I remember saying, expecting nothing and forgetting about them until a month later, when it was apparent that something was definitely happening.
We have been neck-deep in apples for about a month now, with the last of our giving tree’s gifts just now tapering off for the season. We have made applesauce, apple butter, apple cheddar hand pies, and four apple custard pies; I think you will love this last one! We took one to a picnic … Continue reading “Apple Custard Pie”
What started as a neat and tidy garden years ago has evolved into some sort of wild mess– a tangle of vines and flowers with vegetables sprinkled in for good measure. Years ago, the sight of this chaos would have given me an anxiety attack; yet now, the garden… and other things … are allowed … Continue reading “This Wild Place”
Our garden is coming along nicely! This year we got our acts together early enough to plant seeds instead of plants, which saved a ton of money and will hopefully ensure hardiness of the plants. So far we are growing strawberries (they come back in full force every year on their own), herbs (also came … Continue reading “In the Garden”
This past week, our neighbor came over, panting and out of breath from a recent run, and stuck his head over the back fence. “You have to come see this!” he exclaimed, wide-eyed. “We have hit the morel jackpot!” He lead me, carefully stepping through the grass under our apple tree, to a patch of … Continue reading “Morel Mushrooms… In Our Yard!”