gather and grow

Homegrown, hand-spun living in the city

There’s much that’s been happening and evolving over here. Preparing for and teaching homesteading classes, plotting a permaculture venture with a couple of friends that I hope to be able to share with you in the near future, crafting, cooking good food, planning a trip to Asheville next week, getting ready to welcome the winter. …

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One week and two days ago, I held my daughter in my arms for the first time. With her arrival, everything else has been made anew in our lives. Her quietly breathing, squealing, hiccuping, warm-bodied presence is the center of our home now. Dan and I are at the beginning of a lifelong journey of …

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I’ve written a lot here about gathering and growing in the past year. Growing food on a small rental backyard. Growing according to principles of permaculture design. Growing seedlings. Growing chickens. Gathering nature-gifted greenery for holiday crafts. Gathering elderflower and nettles and dandelions for nutritious food. Gathering plants for dyeing yarn. Now Dan and I …

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