This afternoon, a squirrel tried to run me off. If someone asked what I anticipated, when the morning got started, I wouldn’t have predicted a weird stand-off with a squirrel about, of all things, a nut. I was already tender when it happened. After the morning I’d had, I headed out to the yard, seizing … Continue reading A Squirrel and a Psalm
Our lives are busy. My husband owns and runs a small market garden (have I mentioned that once or a dozen times? ) about forty minutes away from our home. I work with him, and average close to 40 ours a week, about 8 to 10 hours less than he does. My daughter, Dorothy, goes … Continue reading Parent Fail: Dinnertime
Does what people read tell you about who they are? I did a trip to the library today, and came home with a stack of 5. (I’m nothing if not overly optimistic when it comes to reading.) Looking at this stack on my bed, I think, I don’t know if they tell you who I … Continue reading Whatcha Reading?
Our farm to table dinner went down like a house on fire. I don’t know if that’s actually possible? But that feeling- house on fire + it’s going down = exactly what this dinner felt like. Our guests left fat and happy, a salute to what is delicious about Southern eating, with a flourish of … Continue reading Like a Chef
Pictured below is the beginning of our second farm-to-table dinner. In the last seven months, I’ve become a farmer-ish, cooker-ish, host-ish person in the last few months. I’ve been a mother, and in only the last week I’ve added wife to those titles. Looking at this photo, I wonder: does that look like much? I … Continue reading Delicious, Beautiful
Things I googled today: What is price of 4 lb. bag of sugar? How to boil alcohol out of jelly? How much is in a packet of yeast? It’s a new day. My lovely, safe, former job is over. I gave my notice a little more than two weeks ago. I then froze up, and … Continue reading How much is that sugar?
Oh, y’all, it’s on. I have all these: With more coming in. Thank you, Lord, for my local library. This new life leap includes a baking element. Now, here’s an interesting fact about my baking bread to sell, for this small, commercial kitchen, on this family-run farm: I don’t, in fact, eat bread. I actually … Continue reading Bread, bread everywhere, and not a bite to eat