Author Archives: Katie

High summer mode

This last week was 100% summer — which, to me, means life in the highest gear of the year. It was finally hot (even in the 90s!), and we farmed and played and all-around savored the season and its gifts. … Continue reading

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Summer’s monster!

Friends of ours have been hosting monthly potlucks with a twist: each one features a seasonal vegetable “theme,” giving attendees an opportunity to consider how they might creatively feature the main ingredient. This month’s veggie was zucchini! We ate oodles … Continue reading

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How do we spend our time?

Do you think much about how you spend your time? This seems to be a big topic for discussion and analysis between my friends and I, as we juggle quite a lot of responsibilities and goals in this stage of … Continue reading

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All weather has impacts

What a summer this has been so far! Or, hasn’t been. What we have experienced: significant rainfall in July! What we have not experienced: dusty, dirty skies; intense heat waves; intensely dry days. So, it’s different than what we’ve come … Continue reading

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On potatoes

There’s so much I could write about this week, not the least of which is this July rain that’s surprised us the last few days! But the potato plants are in full bloom now, and in their honor, I thought … Continue reading

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Celebrate!

Happy 4th of July, everyone! This is a big vacation and celebration week for many people, so we hope most of you can still tuck picking up veggies into your Independence Day plans. We’ll be at the pick-up as usual, … Continue reading

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Water IS life

If you walk into our house on any given summer day right now, you’re likely to notice a small white scrap of paper with the handwritten message “WATER” written on it, sitting on our kitchen counter, surrounded by lots of … Continue reading

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Checking out, temporarily

Our family has a tradition of going camping with friends sometime in late spring. It often feels ridiculously challenging to make these simple two-night trips happen, given how much activity happens on the farm at the start of the season! … Continue reading

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Destruction & creation

This weekend, I spent a solid half a day mowing the acre plot where we over-wintered vegetables from last fall to spring. This is always an essential planting for our long-season CSA, providing us cabbages and greens in the earliest … Continue reading

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The rhythms of (almost) summer

Summer is almost here, but here at the farm we’re slipping into the season’s rhythms already. In some ways, summer feels like an expansive season. The kids and I take a break from our daily school routine, giving us more … Continue reading

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