A Halloween Story

Something really awful happened yesterday.  Our cats are great ratters, and one of them (I presume) had dragged a fairly large but scrawny rat out of the barn and left it on the patio.(Not the same rat in the picture). Because of the stored animal feed,  we have a constant supply of rats and squirrels…

Pumpkin Coconut Curry

It’s that time again…. The time of hauling 5-gallon buckets here or there, full of this or that, tucking in the tender starts,  securing seeds in the soil,  and wandering the edges of the garden gesturing and muttering to myself…  I’m not just communicating with the unseen, this is actually how I plan my garden….

Hallows Eve

I love celebrating,  and Halloween is especially fun with costumes and carving pumpkins.  But this year the everyday work of keeping a farmstead going and homeschooling three children alone while Ethan is far away working crushed all hopes of a leisurely celebration.  There were pumpkins carved,  and costumes made,  but these celebrations were done mostly…