This is the season where my passions collide. Harvest is upon us, the bees have given us their gift of liquid love. Jars of canning line the pantry and the drying porch is filling up. As I wrap up the garden for this year, my thoughts go to my studio and all the pots … More Garlic, Honey, Sauerkraut and the Potter’s Life
Here I am 1 day away from our next open yard/pottery event. I’m sitting on the bed, laptop and a mug of tea, trying to find the words to say to encourage you to stop by on Saturday. I suck at this. I’ve bought books on internet marketing,took the courses, read the articles on which … More Throwing it to the wind and a recipe
“There’s a level of panic that comes with all this abundance.” … More Spring, Creating, and a Poem.
Good morning all. This rainy Monday has kept me from the garden, so I figured it was time to do a catch up newsletter for you. This time of year is crazy busy, trying to get all the projects done here on the homestead. Gardens planted and plans made. Her are a couple of upcoming … More Spring News from Sage Permaculture and Folk School
On the weekend, I presented a workshop on seed starting. As I always offer to email notes to the participants, I thought I would turn it into a blog post and share with everyone… Seed starting Spring 2013 Soil Soil from your garden is great for the garden not so good for seed starting. Two … More A primer on seed starting
Today is Valentine’s day. This is a day that marks so many things for me. Eight years ago today my mother died. She influenced me in so many ways. She was a strong woman. She taught me useful skills and while we worked we talked . I learned about her childhood, my grandparents, especially my … More Bittersweet Valentine’s Day
This holiday is also known as Candlemas, or Brigid’s (pronounced BREED) Day. One of the 4 Celtic “Fire Festivals. Commemorates the changing of the Goddess from the Crone to the Maiden. Celebrates the first signs of Spring. Also called “Imbolc” (the old Celtic name). This is the seasonal change where the first signs of spring … More Imbolc; half way to Spring Equinox
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. As I write, I realize I am unsure of how to articulate my thoughts from the last 6 months. I have been divinely guided in directions I couldn’t have imagined a year ago. As I struggled to reinvent myself … More Seeing with new eyes