autumn

Sunflowers in August at Good Heart Farmstead

The Waning Days of August

I noticed it the night we drove home from Maine.   8:30 pm, rain pouring down, headlights pushing through intermittent mist and fog as we navigated the backroads of Marshfield and Calais. And then again this morning, my alarm clock rising me at 5:15 to a dark room, despite the curtainless windows.  I pushed snooze […]

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The organic fall vegetable garden

Planting for a Fall Garden Harvest

  August brings bounty, when seemingly every crop is ripe and every harvest basket heavy. Zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, beets, lettuces, onions, garlic, beans, new potatoes, and more.  And I can’t forget about the basil, parsley, thyme, and sage, plus the cut flowers, brightening the fields and kitchen table. It’s a month when the end

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making magic soup starter

Magic Soup Starter

Before soup season comes soup-starter season. When my husband Edge farmed in Alaska, this was the “magic stuff” that started many meals throughout the winter months. If you don’t have veggie stock on hand, this preserve will make up for it fast.  (I once had a roommate who always remembered to put veggie scraps in

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