Author Archives: Katie

Brown sky at morning …

I suppose this has become an annual tradition now — sometime in late summer, I post a picture of unbelievably hazy and smoky skies over the farm. These new kinds of inclement weather events have started to feel normal over … Continue reading

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A dinner prep walk

Our schedules this week have meant less family time than we usually expect, so tonight before making dinner we all went out to the fields together to pick vegetables to cook. I took pictures along the way, capturing the distinctive … Continue reading

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An unexpected decision

What do we typically do on the farm this time of year? I imagine the list is fairly predictable: lots of harvest and irrigation, and even a little planting (for fall and winter). This is also the time of year … Continue reading

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Reunioning

Casey and I both graduated from high school in 1998, which means that this summer is the time for our 20th high school reunions! For better or for worse, the 20th reunion can be one of those milestones in life … Continue reading

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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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