The way out here
A tale of two turtles (maybe three)

Spring is a time of new life, and yet it sometimes takes a few weeks longer than expected to see some manifestations—such as fawns, goslings or even just new blooms on an old tree. One thing I …

Strawberries in springtime

I like plants that you can rely on. Garlic was one of my first true loves in gardening because of its regularity. You plant it in fall; it sprouts in spring; you top it in May or June and pull it and …

Maple lemonade

Spring has felt like a strange indecision between warm and cold weather this year. It started with an early maple-production window and quickly followed up with a bitter season after the abnormal …

If not for the light of the moon

At the risk of waxing poetic, I caught myself thinking this week where I would be if not for the light of the moon.  I was thinking not merely about the things I could take for granted, but …

Making mayo

When you have over 214 chickens, you have moments when you turn to your wife and ask, “What are we going to do with these extra eggs?” It was during a recent instance of this …