A few years ago, I bought a Shetland fleece, from Windrush Farm in West Marin County here in Northern California. Having washed it, and brushed it, I'm now doing the final prep work of combi… Read More
Lisa has been busy at work lately. Here's a glimpse of what she and her team are up to:This little film by Joel Dockendorf is a fantastic window into the work that goes into maki… Read More
Shortly after my accident, (it feels like a lifetime ago) during my weeks in the rehab hospital, I remember a therapist said something that stuck with me. It was a simple yet audacious… Read More
At some point in our lives together, Robb and I realized that we shared the decorating sensibilities of ninety-year-old retired college professors. As a way of indulging our eccentric tastes… Read More
Just moments ago, this butterfly emerged from its chrysalis. It will spend the next few hours inflating its wings with fluids. When it looks strong enough to fly, Robb and I will r… Read More
...This year, our adolescent pluot tree hit puberty. The tree is still gangly and has a long way to grow, but for the first time it produced more than a plate-full of fruit. With… Read More
...The entire life cycle of a butterfly is miraculous, but it's the final emergence that makes me want to cry happy tears. Every. Single. Time. Robb and I had been out cycling, an… Read More
...One thing I've learned about keeping bees, is that a good beekeeper has to be prepared for any situation.And that's one of those things that's Easier Said Than Done.When I decided that I… Read More
...This was the year that the pluot tree we planted burst with fruit. Previously, we had been thrilled to get a dozen or so fruits. Now, we've got more fruit than we quite know how to m… Read More
Once again, Robb and I are raising Anise Swallowtail caterpillars in our pantry. The butterflies lay tiny, tiny eggs on our fennel, and once these eggs hatch, I bring the caterpillars inside… Read More
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