Category Archives: Weekly CSA Newsletters

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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What can you see?

I recently listened to the tail end of a fascinating Radiolab episode about how ancient cultures don’t seem to have a word for the color blue. The classic example is in Homer, when the narrator refers to the “wine-dark sea.” … Continue reading

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Summer is a-coming in

“Summer is a-coming in” is the first line in a very old round, and it’s been running through my head today. In the song, the singers point out the signs of summer: “Loudly sing cuckoo” and “Ewe bleateth after lamb.” … Continue reading

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A full day

I apologize that the newsletter is going out so much later than normal. Today was an exceptionally full day in our household. Casey has made good use of the dry sunny weather to work up ground and get planting again … Continue reading

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A caring request

Last night, I woke up with a heavy heart in the early not-yet-morning hours. This happens to me sometimes, as I’m sure it does to others too. It is amazing how out-of-proportion worries can be in those dark hours being … Continue reading

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April showers (& blooms)

Sometimes when I’m not sure what exactly to write about for the weekly newsletter (by our count, I’ve written over 500 newsletter!), I go for a stroll around the farm with a camera to see what stories arise in pictures. … Continue reading

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Food, landscapes, people

Somewhat regularly, our kids go out to the fields to “graze” on whatever tender greens are growing out there — fennel tops, rapini, and chickweed are among their top hits. Grazing like that is pretty much their favorite way to … Continue reading

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Places near here

One of the very cool (and unexpected) results of having someone in our family running for office is that we’re paying attention more to this place where we live. I mean, regular readers of these newsletters know that, in general, … Continue reading

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Spring happenings

Happy spring! The equinox was yesterday, bringing with it another glorious sunny day, befitting the wonder and enthusiasm of this season! Spring brings a flurry of activity in our family. In addition to being a time to sow seeds and … Continue reading

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Buzzing in the trees

Hasn’t the weather this last week been glorious? Here on the farm, we’ve been rejoicing in  all the sunshine, knowing how even just a few hours of warm direct sunlight can boost all the growth of our spring crops. It … Continue reading

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