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Finnriver
Photo credit Laurence Chen.

Let the beauty we love,
be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground."

Rumi

The Farmwife Diaries

Aug 29, 2014

It’s been a bright, bountiful summer and yet, with a slight tilting of the earth, it seems to be quickly falling into a new season.  This is a wool sweater morning.  The sky is cloudy and concerned.  The calendar is edging towards September. But yesterday evening, I found a place where summer is still abundant...

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Apr 27, 2014

I have a dear friend and cherished mentor whose illness has become more aggressive recently and I wanted to offer her my attention and love from the farm.  I thought to send her ‘moments’ that I spent still this Spring, witnessing the world around me and wondering at this precious life.  I tried to express these moments in haiku, offered here with great love and gratitude for my friend Julie and for the opportunity to watch another sweet Spring arise upon the Earth. 

 

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Jan 23, 2014
I have always loved trees; have always found them to be honorable role models and comforting neighbors.  And for 8 years now, since I did my first research on old European agricultural and orchard festival traditions, I have been inspired to Wassail the apple trees in our orchard at Finnriver each winter.

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