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Looking to winter …

Here we are, at the end of another wonderful CSA year. We’ve once again walked through the seasons together, tasting everything from the tender spring Asian greens to sweet crunchy peas to bright corn on the cob to the tartness … Continue reading

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2020’s CSA!

This week marks our second-to-last CSA harvest of the 2019 season. Next week, November 21, will be our final pick-up! Which means that it’s definitely time to begin thinking about next year’s season … our fifteenth season growing food for … Continue reading

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Deeper into the season

Halloween has come and gone. We had a blast being downtown during the giant Halloween block party last week — what a joyous occasion (the dry weather helped!) And, now, we are deeper into autumn. This week has brought us … Continue reading

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In praise of chicories

While we are gearing up for plain old Halloween here in Yamhill County (see our note below about logistics!), in Seattle this week chefs, farmers, and eaters are celebrating “Chicory Week” — a week-long festival celebrating all things chicory. Their … Continue reading

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Almost Halloween …

It’s really been a beautiful fall. What fall isn’t, really? Some are sunnier. Some are rainier. Many bring both kinds of weather into our lives in doses that keep us on our toes and interested in what every day will … Continue reading

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Through poetry’s lens

The kids and I cuddle up to begin our school day today and opened with poetry, as we do most days. Right now we’re reading poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and today we read “The Rainy Day,” which says, “The … Continue reading

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Root parade

What a beautiful day for harvest! Casey and I enjoyed ourselves very much in the fields this afternoon. It was a treat to be in the warm sun, although there was still a chill in the air (and certainly in … Continue reading

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A week full of fall

I love the seasons of change: spring and fall, the times when we shift most profoundly from dark to light and then back again. In each season, I find myself watching for the next sign of change. In spring, it’s … Continue reading

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Fall & the ephemeral

Monday was the fall equinox, the time when day and night match in length, the marker of our entry into the next season. Autumn. It’s a time of senescence. Most plant-life has matured, produced fruit and seeds if they do … Continue reading

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From whining to wonder

We’re well into our school routine here at our house now. It’s shaping up to be another fruitful year of growth and learning. There are many things I love about our home learning lifestyle, but what keeps me going on … Continue reading

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