Monday’s Solstice Musings

THE WORLD BY JENNIFER CHANG One winter I lived north, aloneand effortless, dreaming myselfinto the past. Perhaps, I thought,words could replenish privacy.Outside, a red bicycle frozeinto form, made the world falserin its white austerity. So muchhappens after harvest: the moonperforming novelty: slaughter,snow. One hour the sameas the next, I held my handsor held the snow.Continue reading “Monday’s Solstice Musings”

Tuesday at Rock Bottom Homestead

The ‘great tucking in’ is underway around here. The leaves are dying back or falling off (in many cases, in one fell swoop!). We’ve spent a little time trying to glean out the last of the garden – Fall Raspberries, Wonderberries, dry Vermont Cranberry Beans, Calendula, Herbs, and collecting some seeds (Echinacea, Common Milkweed, BlackContinue reading “Tuesday at Rock Bottom Homestead”

Recipe Thursday: Rainbow Chard-wrapped Hake with Lemon, Parsley, & Nut Relish

I know, I’m sorry; it’s been awhile since I have put out a recipe for you. The reality is – I can’t cook lately. The sickness (Lyme) has made it hard again to function like a human being, now I just hold the couch down (hey, it could fly away!). But I was re-inspired toContinue reading “Recipe Thursday: Rainbow Chard-wrapped Hake with Lemon, Parsley, & Nut Relish”

What Happens on Tuesday?

Likely the same or similar as last Tuesday with some subtle variations. Today, Josh is finishing the deconstruction of our ‘Snug’ or ‘Jimmy Jazz’ as the little additional room to the studio is called. We keep our tv and spare modular couch (with an extra foam topper for guests!) in there with a couple ofContinue reading “What Happens on Tuesday?”

Duendesday: a bit of this, a bit of that

{life with a curious and crazy 11 yr old} Lately it’s been hats, cakes, jumping on the new indoor rebounder, and the Tudor Monastery Farm. Today she is planning on steaming sticks to bend into basketry of some artistic (and likely unfunctional) kind. Yesterday she carved and boiled her own wooden butter knife. We’ve hadContinue reading “Duendesday: a bit of this, a bit of that”

Another Tuesday: Things We’re Up To

We were pleased to check out the Keynotes for the Common Ground Fair this year. They were nice (though, to be honest, I was a little disappointed in the online content this year when last year was amazing! First year we got to see a lot of the events since we weren’t wandering around theContinue reading “Another Tuesday: Things We’re Up To”