Fall 2014 Honey Harvest

September 3, 2014


In truth it is not just the fall honey harvest, but the only honey harvest of the year. Because we already are stealing our honeybee’s hard work, we try to minimize our impact somewhat by harvesting around August/September and unless the bees make an excess of honey between now and when it starts to dip […]

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The Summer Jungle

August 6, 2014


The summer garden has flourished and failed all in one swoop. It’s when the grasses creep back in, making the most rabbit food for the several litters that always come within a few days of each other because we forget that it’s sometimes a good idea to stagger the litters – then again, if we […]

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All Work & No Play…

July 20, 2014


makes Charlei a very exhausted girl. Despite thinking originally that summer would leave me working even fewer part-time hours than I was before, it has instead left me working 50+ hours a week for almost the last month including some solid weekends (from Friday morning until Sunday night including overnights) which hasn’t been an entirely unpleasant […]

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What’s the difference between a Yam and a Sweet Potato?

June 1, 2014


A guest post by Nate! OMG! This may be old news for some of you, may be interesting to others, or may be a snooze to still others (so I’ll keep the nerd speak to a minimum). I’ve recently read a number of blog posts, articles, and heard from folks some breakdowns of the subtle […]

Posted in: botany, food, garden

The Top 10 Things That I Love About Kids

May 28, 2014


This applies to kids in general, but I’m thinking specifically of the ones that I spend the majority of the work week with at the children’s home. My lovely 28 children, the whole messy lot of them, ages 2-17. 10. Volume. I am not a quiet person. I appreciate that it is not only acceptable […]

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Springtime Separations

April 11, 2014


 More of my kiddos are leaving. Sometimes they leave and I’m grateful for them and happy for them and wishing them well and telling them to call or write, but knowing that, come on, they’re 4, of course they won’t, but they feel better that I asked and I feel better knowing I expressed my […]

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March 25, 2014


the lavender is in bloom these are the best tomatoes ever bluebird? not sure? one of paula’s tiny kittens paula and her babies – they all love to poop in the food dish the blackest black bunny ever nate thinks this one is my favorite buckwheat street painter in lakeland kale and coriander nasties! calendula […]

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