Transplanting, growing and thriving: some thoughts on success

I planted raspberry canes in one of the six beds over in my mother in-law’s yard our first summer here (has it really been three years?) but as with everything over there, they didn’t get enough sun. This spring I dug them up and moved them to a very sunny spot on the side of [...]

Spinach, arugula, rhubarb, broccoli raab, green garlic, oh my

Yesterday was my 42nd birthday–the first birthday in years where I didn’t feel any anticipation about the day or pressure to somehow celebrate. No party plans, just a relaxed dinner at home. I eased into the day with warm wishes from my family, deep snuggles from Lila, soft kisses on the back of my neck [...]

Healthy partnerships: schools, families and businesses

Pattie Baker has a terrific post about her efforts to change the way food is viewed and promoted in her daughter’s school system. Her school gets extra money the way many schools do, by partnering with an area fast food restaurant for a “fun family night out” with a portion of the proceeds going to [...]

Weeding out the hope

I’m currently enjoying the benefits of having so little work last fall that I was able to clean up and amend the garden beds to ready them for spring planting. Sure, back then I didn’t think of it as a benefit, and I thought so even less when we ran out of money a couple [...]

For the love of money

A few days ago, I caught myself saying to my mother in-law I hate this money shit when describing the knot I’d tangled myself up in, trying to figure out where our money comes from and where it goes. After I said it, I thought I need to get a handle on such thoughts. What [...]

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