I happened to look over at our Japanese maple on the way back from my writing studio. It was a bright red light firing up what was a damp, grey day. I felt a spark of joy at the sight. So I ran to the house to get my camera and take a picture before Read More →

It has been two months to the day that I last posted anything. I feel as if I had pushed the pause button sometime in late July and now I long to be restored to me. There are good and bad things in me, secret passageways and surprises in me that I was afraid I Read More →

I wake thinking to myself that there is much to be grateful for on this mid-summer Monday morning. Many of our children are about to arrive to spend their summer time in Maine, and I look forward to what we call “porch time” to learn about their lives, their hopes and dreams and even to Read More →


It is July already, and we have just been through what we here on the farm refer to as the season of doing and not being. All of May and June we rush about planting, weeding, replanting, spraying, pruning, mowing, weed eating. The animals still need to be fed and watered and let out to Read More →