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 April, 2014

This month, I thought I’d do the blog a little differently. There is a monthly magazine that comes to the in-law’s house called Farm and Ranch Living. It is a quaint and nostalgic compilation of stories from people who live on and with their land. Each month features a diary of a particular family and […]

Reflections on March, 2014

Starting Seeds, Hugelkulturs, and Earthbag Rows!

I think maybe its because February is short that we expect for March to be long. However, it always seems to fly by with a quickness, taking with it the cold out of our bones, and adding some green grass to brighten our gloomy spirits. Maybe losing […]