Category: gardening

just rest: our bodies as fallow fields

Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.  ~Ovid Last night, I was reading an article on biodynamic farming (I know–light reading on a Friday night!).  It happened to mention the importance of letting the land be fallow for a year… Continue Reading “just rest: our bodies as fallow fields”

surburban farming

Tonight, I was reading a blog post by entitled “Is Urban Farming Really Farming?”  Great post if you’re interested, and it caused me to reflect on what makes a suburban yard a “farm.” My tween daughter seems to define farm as “an area… Continue Reading “surburban farming”

prayer peas and other thoughts on love

Many things grow in the garden that were never sown there.  ~Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732 Every year, I pick a new vegetable or fruit and attempt to grow it from seed to plant to food.  In spite of some great big failures (there’s just… Continue Reading “prayer peas and other thoughts on love”