Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Friends!  2017 was a year of great changes, while 2018 holds the promise of much excitement. It was Henry Wadsworth Longfellow who said in character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.   I can’t tell you how excited I am to explore Longfellow’s premise in 2018, and…Read More


What a difference the right tool makes when doing a job.  We have probably all used the tool that we have. when the right tool was lacking.  I always get a kick out of April using a butter knife as a screwdriver.  It works, but its not the right tool. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve…Read More

Good Monday Morning

Good Morning.   This day, and week hold the promise of several exciting developments at the farm.  Like our flowers, they start as tiny seeds, and before we know it turn into beautiful flowers.  Patience is required, and I’m learning each day about patience. I have two experienced craftsmen coming by this week – one a…Read More

Deeply Rooted

Mom and Dad had told me that they had videoed a special on PBS about a guy who was saving seeds from Washington Parrish in Louisiana.  I was blown away when I watched it with them.  Not only was this an excellently prepared documentary, but the subject John Coykendall was fascinating. Here is a link…Read More

What a busy few weeks

What a busy few weeks it has been. Lots of change, and excitement. Let me do some ‘splainin. A new job – I started full time work on the farm. This has been a roller coaster of extreme excitement, self doubt, and apprehension. I think this is normal, and each day brings a stronger confidence…Read More