January 25, 2015
Our winter daydreams are filled with visions of vibrant, just-picked greens and vegetables. Signs of emerging life have begun to appear around the farm in the form of plump buds on otherwise bare twigs of flowering perennials and dormant trees.
The nighttime voices of nesting owl pairs echo from the woods surrounding the farm, quieting as dawn approaches. Barely perceptible increases in day length and subtle changes in the scent of the air signal the approach of spring.
Packages of fresh seeds have begun arriving, and we’re making plans for our eleventh CSA year. Life is good.
March 1, 2013
What is the most excellent season of the year? Ah, but the answer is complex. Each season is certainly unique in its flavors; possessing its own individual magic. And there are sub-seasons within the seasons, such as “early spring” and “late winter,” that further complicate the answer. In the Maritime Pacific Northwest, each season has wonderful attributes.
Fall is lovely and restful. Deep jewel-tones in the landscape appear as chlorophyll levels drop, allowing the natural reds, oranges, and burgundies of leaves to shine through. Cool, misty mornings remind us that winter is not far away. Eventually, fall’s chilly winds will… Read More
January 13, 2013
On a perfect winter day, brilliant rays of light stream from a dozen cloud-shades of pearl, white, and gray, backlit with soft winter sunshine. Saturday was such a day. Bright and dry and thirty four degrees: positively gorgeous; a day to breathe deeply and feel alive.
Winter in the Maritime Pacific Northwest brings with it peace and loveliness and calm. In the forest, fall winds have long since stripped the browns and tans of the conifers’ spent needles, leaving healthy shades of various greens. Deciduous trees and shrubs have long since shed their leafy canopies, showing off smooth or rough… Read More
November 16, 2012
Our neighbor, Sharon, just brought over a dish of wonderful slaw. I asked her for her recipe, and here it is:
• Kolhrabi, peeled and shredded (I’d use a food processor if you have one).
• Dressing: 2 Tablespoons each: Mayo, sugar, vinegar, and milk, whisked together. (substitute honey for sugar if you like)
• Salt and pepper to taste.
That’s it, and boy is it juicy and yummy!
Thank you, Sharon!