planting another garden

planting another garden

We haven’t had rain for weeks. As the heel of my work boot hits the top of my garden spade, the force drives it deep into the parched soil. The well-rooted older gardens brave the drought with hardened patience. They understand … Continue reading

cassis e framboise confiture

cassis e framboise confiture

RIGHT TURN CLYDE! For those of you who remember my jubilation last summer when I’d discovered that my struggling teeny black current shrub had miraculously birthed an over-flowing pound of ripe juicy berries, you’ll understand me being tickled beyond pink … Continue reading

rose petal tea

rose petal tea

THE FARM IS DRIPPING WITH ROSES. Climbing roses, wild roses, old-fashion roses and rambling roses have exploded at the farm. Every nook and corner is bursting with their perfume. When the air is still, you can taste their sweetness. When the wind … Continue reading