Autumn for Square-Foot Saturday

October 21, 2011

We had a short, yet brilliant, season of fall colors.

I’m going to give Square-Foot Saturdays a rest, checking in occasionally if anything changes.  We are expecting a hard frost tonight, so the growing season is pretty much over.

First Snow

December 7, 2010

The first snow is met with enthusiasm by children, snow-plow drivers, and snowmobilers.

The beauty of snow on the farm is tempered by the extra work.

As soon as it stops falling, we push it, pile it, and shape it to our will.

A Winter Wonderland: What is Rime?

January 28, 2010


Psalm 39: 4-5

“Show me, O Lord, my life’s end and the number of my days;  let me know how fleeting is my life.

You have made my days a mere handbreadth;  the span of my years is as nothing before you.  Each man’s life is but a breath.”

 How many days do I have?  Can I find wonder in each day?

It’s easy to find wonder in a day like the one pictured.  A dense fog on a subfreezing night led to the ice crystal buildup called rime.

“It’s so pretty!” everyone said.