Archive for the 'Farms' Category


Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Time marches on. Despite the flood of local produce that has swept over my kitchen, Thursday comes and again and brings with it another CSA box from Live Earth Farm. I tried to do a slightly better job of food styling today. Can you tell? Starting with the bags up top, we have: green beans, […]

A Grand Day Out

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

I drive up Highway 1 to Año Nuevo at least once a month, and there are lots of meaningful landmarks which I usually pass at speed. So this past Thursday, since I was driving up to Pescadero to pick up beans for the fundraiser dinner, I decided to take it easy and photograph the sights […]


Saturday, October 10th, 2009

Yesterday morning, I bought new clippers, got in my car and drove the lengths of Highways 680 and 12, and much of Highway 29, ending up at the vineyard of Heather’s father and stepmother, Frank and Inger. Their place is just south of Calistoga, in the middle of the Napa Valley, in fact, bordered on […]

Back of the house

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

I met with Mike Borkenhagen of Eulipia this afternoon; we talked about recipes for the dinner, serving logistics and food prep. I said hello to the pears in the walk-in cooler; they look fine. It’s such a pleasure to work with someone so generous and cheerful, although he protests that he’s not actually doing anything. […]

Hello, dolly

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Sometimes I’m so very obvious. It’s not often I can cross post to both of my blogs, but maybe some day I’ll find some local organic wool and knit something with it. I brought home a bunch of wheat stalks from Saturday’s harvest at Live Earth Farm, and this morning I finally sat down and […]

Catching up

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

Internet connectivity was not a given during these summer vacations, but I’m back home now, with an iPhone moderately full of photos. We stayed in Capitola, in a house on the river, and ate and drank a lot, as is our wont on these sorts of vacations. Shadowbrook, of the hillavator, was our first fancy […]

Crazy Quilt

Friday, July 24th, 2009

It was a spectacular flight from Chicago to San José yesterday. The pilot threaded the plane between towering thunderheads over Nebraska, and again in Nevada. And just at the edge of the last group of thunderheads, we flew over John Muir’s Range of Light in the Sierra, just as the setting sun was lighting the […]

And boy, are my arms tired

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Actually, I’m still in Chicago, but I splurged on the non-free wi-fi at this benighted airport, just so I could share my photos of Eastern Ontario with you all. This is one of Vickie’s plots, where she grows organic veggies that are famous all over Prince Edward County. And here is Vickie, probably telling us […]

The County

Monday, July 20th, 2009

My iPhone plan does not work in Canada (which saves me from international roaming charges, I guess) and my Mac won’t connect me automatically to teh interwebs with the ethernet cable that’s the way that bits get in and out of this house, so this will be a post with no photos. Which is a […]

Farm Tour

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

Another photo-heavy post. Veggielution took our act on the road this morning, visiting Fat Cabbage Farm, Coastways Ranch and Pie Ranch. It was a great day, and we found real kindred spirits Coastside. We all made it over the hill to Fat Cabbage, located just outside of Butano State Park. Brian met us there and […]

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