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During my research in England, I wrote some observations (reposted below) about my encounters with mistletoe, and I recently got to revisit them in a conversation with Annie Corrigan on WFIU Radio’s… 1,295 more words



Hello friends. Sorry for the long lag between posts! Phew! It has been one busy fall. So much beautiful time spent with my lovely children and burly husband. 617 more words


Wildlife In The Winter Orchard

Winter is a busy time in the orchard. Once the trees have entered dormancy, it is the perfect time to plant new bare root trees and do some formative and restorative pruning on  apples and pears.   231 more words


Preserving without a Garden

Not everyone has a garden. Space can be a limitation as can time or energy. Does that mean preserving fresh produce is out of the picture? 240 more words


There is always work in God's Vineyard!

And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing. And he said to them, ‘Why do you stand here idle all day?’ They said to him, ‘Because no one has hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You go into the vineyard too.’ … 307 more words

Daily Devotion

Tree ripened bounty from Hawkes Bay

We made a hasty road trip to Hawkes Bay over the weekend for a pre-Christmas visit to the eldest member of my husband’s family.
Hastings was always known as “The Fruit Bowl of New Zealand” when I was growing up. 70 more words