Tuesday, August 21, 2018 


Water is Life


Living in Toronto for a lovely stretch, my feet missed my home ground and my tears, had they flowed, would have gone to the sea in a foreign watershed. Just a seed of homesickness, mind you; my Canadian experience did not generate tears. But the seed grew, in a creative impulse, to the beginning of… Continue Reading

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Saving Seed of the New Zealand Pear – an organic gardeners’ journey to the twilight zone


An acquaintance, a gardener, sent tomato seeds one year. Sharing seeds among gardeners fulfills part of the historical imperative that keeps plant varieties vital – the multiplication of seeds through dispersion. I took the important first step of planting some of the seeds she sent, and then I saved seed from the fruit of my… Continue Reading

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Dora’s Story, Rehab in the Desert


  It was very good luck that led us to the J-Six Equestrian Center last spring. Thinking my husband and I were permanently moving from the southwest, I was looking for short term boarding for our two horses, out of the heat of Tucson and accessible to long distance truckers.   I visited J-Six Equestrian… Continue Reading

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Tom Vanderhyden – Master of a Traditional Craft


Tom and I stood in the middle of the room and looked up. The space was large and yet comfortable, defined by the wooden posts, beams, walls and trim. There was a warmth that filled the space all the way to the peak. I have spent many hours in this 20 x 26 foot timber… Continue Reading

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