Farmgirl School

"It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life." -Tolkien

We had already preserved carrots, and broccoli, green beans, and peaches.  We got a few more bags from another farm that we wanted to turn into baby food.  We were on a time crunch to make it happen before it went to waste.  We had a long to-do list of other chores to get done and there …

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“I am not able to can, I live in the city.”  The young lady stood in front of me shifting from one foot to the other in front of my booth.  She looked at our array of canned sweet apples, pickles, beets, zucchini, apricot syrup, just a bit of this and that from our root cellars.  They …

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“Take me home, country roads, to the place…I belooongg!”  I was belting out my favorite John Denver song while tilling the sweet ground.  The few inches of leaves (from my neighbor’s trash last fall) and compost that I put on before the fierce winter weather did the ground good.  It is dark and fragrant.  The …

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