Introducing Art & Soil

Over the last few months I’ve been writing poetry, journaling, and digging back into longer writing projects. Now, my public writing is coming out of an inner season of creativity and I’m so looking forward to connecting and sharing my words with you again. Which brings me, too…ba-ba-da-dum! My new Substack, called Art & Soil. […]

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snowy field and forest at Good Heart Farmstead

The Journey Between Seasons

Yesterday the snow finally came in big flakes, turning the hard bare landscape soft and quiet. This year’s transition from brilliant autumn colors to snowy winter was a long one. This first snow reminds me: We don’t know how long the journey between seasons will be. We don’t know how many days will be the

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freshly harvested carrots and turnips in a sled outside a snowy greenhouse

This Is The Heart of Farm Marketing

The other day Edge snapped this picture of the CSA harvest: We’ve been steadily extending our growing seasons and increasing our Winter CSA for the past few years, and this picture totally lit me up. The snow. The bright carrots. The bounty in the cold dark days of December. Winter growing takes planning and infrastructure.

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Organic weed-free straw helps control weeds organically in the garden

Self-Sufficiency Doesn’t Exist

“Did your parents think you were crazy for doing this?” A friend asked me this the other day, talking about the farm and our early years living in a yurt with no running water.   “I don’t think so…at least they haven’t said that out loud to me,” I told her.  “But when I think back

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