January 30, 2019

The polar vortex is bearing down on New Hampshire, packed snow is on the frozen ground, and I see another month of winter on my calendar. But I also see this!:

Poking through my kitchen cabinet doors, roots and shoots seeking light and warmth...

As these babies are now n...

January 23, 2019

 I watched my crazy neighbor's Siberian wolf-dog rip apart her dinosaur through my kitchen window. My neighbor stood outside on her porch and watched the carnage too. Poor thing, but 'twas a mercy killing--not even skin let on those mutant bones. And Lopstick certainly...

January 16, 2019

January 16 in the USA is National Religious Freedom Day.

Today Trump went through the motions of proclaiming religious freedom. Or more accurately, attempted to go through the motions. In part: "...Our forefathers, seeking refuge from religious persecution, believed in...

January 9, 2019

In the middle of a cold, raw, New Hampshire winter, pine needles are easy to forage, and homemade pine needle tea is a snap to brew. This tea is high in vitamin C, and so good for keeping colds at bay.

wild-harvested pine needles


Gently dry the needles in a toaster...

January 2, 2019

A couple days ago I had fallen asleep in front of the TV, and woke to what I thought was the sound of fireworks. I looked at the clock, and sure enough, it was midnight spilling into the new year. The staccato noise continued, and I realized it was my crazy neighbor to...

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