Fog and Woodsmoke

“Gee it’s foggy, Ben. That’s not fog Nic, it’s low cloud. How can you tell the difference? I’m just messing with you, babe. Fog and cloud are the same thing. The only difference is their altitude.” ~ Ben Phillips   It’s Autumn here at the farm. Perfect burning weather. The local farmers all build burn piles […]

Autumn Garden

“Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves and withered hedges, and from repeating to herself some few of the thousand poetical descriptions extant of autumn–that season of peculiar and inexhaustible influence on the mind of […]

Watching The Afternoon Fade to Grey

“On this road where nobody else travels autumn nightfall.” ~ Matsuo Bashō   Late yesterday afternoon I wandered through the back garden, and then up the hill toward the old orchard behind our house. My word for the year is ‘home’ and I truly allowed myself to feel into that space yesterday.   Close to […]

Autumn At The Farm

“There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of autumn leaves.” ~ Joe L. Wheeler   The last of the summer grass is long and lush and sweet. The wind by turn blows warm and then cold. The leaves are tumbling down, making a pretty carpet upon the lawn. The air is rich […]

Sunshine and Apples

“As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful. They are the things that fill our lives with comfort and our hearts with gladness — just the pure air to breathe and the […]

A Gentle Morning at the Farm

“Every morning was a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity, and I may say innocence, with Nature herself.” ~ Henry David Thoreau, Walden   Autumn is a magical time at our farm. Gentle showers soak the ground during the night, and in the morning thick mist wraps itself around the mountains. As the sun burns […]

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