I was about knee deep, four steps into cold, silty and swift-flowing waters of the Elwha River, when something unexpectedly grabbed me out of nowhere: a single moment of undiluted clarity that This Was a Very Bad Idea.
It hailed the morning we planted chestnuts, too. That was almost a year ago, to the day, in the lee of our first winter with the farm. Logan had proposed […]
It must have been this past December that I was camped out in my favorite corner of Coupa Cafe (Yes, I know. Cafe Zoe is my favorite writing place, but […]
Most of you know that I’ve spent the better part of January up and around the farm. It’s been an experiment in seeing whether I’m more effective pushing things ahead […]
The most deceptive truth of being self-employed is that you can take time off whenever you want. The harsh reality behind it is that, pretty much, you never do. Being […]
We’ve got two weeks to go until the solstice, but tonight, at these latitudes, is the earliest sunset of the year. Last night, in the dark before the waning moon […]
It’s been almost two months (two months!) since I’ve been back – work, travel, family and the usual exigencies of life – and in that time, autumn has swept entirely […]