Author Archives: Katie

Summer is hot

Yes, summer is finally hot! This week brought on the first [moderate] heat wave of the year, marked by the installation of the kids’ window AC unit (usually it’s in their window in May or June!). Temperatures have risen into … Continue reading

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Ambience

One of many things I love about summer is that it offers me experiences that, for me, are very close to pure bliss.  Yes, really! I have thought about this particular language, and I think it is the most accurate … Continue reading

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Happy 4th!

It’s the afternoon of the Fourth right now, and our family is taking a quiet pause between holiday activities while it drizzles gently over Oregon. So far today, Casey has harvested and then we all joined friends at the river … Continue reading

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Farm family at play

Summer on the farm is, of course, the high season for our work. Planting! Followed soon behind by weeding! (Lots of that this week.) And then harvesting and harvesting! And all of that at the same time, all through these … Continue reading

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Summer’s eve

Tomorrow is the summer solstice! Of all the seasonal shifts, this one always feels the most like an afterthought to the season itself. By which I mean it feels as if summer is already upon us in many ways, but … Continue reading

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Technology works … ’til it doesn’t

It’s been one of those weeks. Thanks for rolling with our lack of newsletter last week — I believe that was a first in our entire 12.5 years of operating our CSA that I didn’t publish a newsletter! The reason … Continue reading

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The newsletter that wasn’t

Our website was hacked, so I didn’t post a newsletter as normal. For posterity’s sake, here is the email I sent out to our members instead: I am having technical difficulties with the farm website this evening. I am hoping … Continue reading

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Kids and gardening

We’re a farming family. But I imagine what that means differs a lot from what people might think it means. I know that it certainly looks different than how I imagined once upon a time, before the farm and kids … Continue reading

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Orange wheelbarrow

so much depends upon an orange wheel barrow tipped on its side beside the cover crop. ~ Katie Kulla (a la William Carlos Williams) In brief farm news, this week we took a break from spring farm work and campaign … Continue reading

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A big news week

It was big week around these parts, as I’m sure you can imagine. Casey got the first of the potatoes planted! Oh, wait … that wasn’t what you were expecting me to write about? That’s right, there was another big … Continue reading

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