Reflections on November & December 2014

I wondered when this would happen, knowing it was inevitable. We got too busy to keep up on the blog. So, that is why these last two months of 2014 are crammed together into one post. What has been keeping us so busy, you ask? Well, there were a couple of days in November where […]

Reflections on October, 2014

October Evenings

Welcome, October! How I love the cooler temperatures, the receding of the grasshoppers, and the tranquility of light. When the sun begins to lower its passage across the sky, its intensity seems to lessen, and its light embellishes the landscape in a softer glow. The leaves have just barely begun to change […]

Reflections on September, 2014

That we suffered an embarrassing, yet successful harvest this year is grounds for a post about the real dilemma of food. Embarrassing because the grasshoppers ate better than we did, and successful because we get to learn from our mistakes, which are plenty.

Let me first explain my utter hatred […]

Reflections on August, 2014

Them’s Grayasshoppers!

Ah, hot ol’ August again in Oklahoma, the only month that, despite my hatred for it, I miss the wind. Some days are 100 degrees with no breeze at all. It makes working on the house dreadful at times. Particularly the tamping. It requires some serious core body muscles. You know, the ones […]

Reflections on July, 2014

Time keeps on tickin’ tickin’ tickin’ into the future.

To produce much of one’s own food is the epitome of self and family health. It allows the grower to know exactly what went into the production of that food and thus, exactly what went into the bodies of the family who consumed it. There is […]