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I live on a farm ... — Quilt Trail

Let the wild things flourish

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Unpredictable, lush, and abundant. That is how my garden grows. When I look out at our barn these days I sometimes catch my breath at the wild, vibrant sprays of color from the many of wild flowers growing there underneath our quilt block. This accidental farming business is a pretty good deal that gets better and better as summer evolves. The other day I was out picking a few more raspberries when I noticed a huge thistle shrub growing out beside of an old garage foundation behind the house. Purple top hats nestled on the tops of hundreds of thistle...

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The accidental farmer

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Before I begin today's post, I wanted to thank any of my readers who left comments last week of condolences for the family of our friend Dave. They are grateful for your messages and thoughts, comforted by the thought that now even strangers know something of the good man they had in their lives. When my brother knew he was dying he started saying, "Life is for living, and you have a lot of that left to do. " He was very firm about it that he did not want any one of us to be mired down in sadness...

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Too weird not to tell

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I woke up at 6:00 a.m. today fresh from a weird dream. Usually if I preface a statement about one of my dreams with "weird" it is totally redundant (to anyone who knows me that well) ... but of weird dreams, this one was especially weird in some of its features. Too weird not to tell. I was involved with some business people is some sort of company, and I was the annoying "talent" in the mix. There were these two "suits", a woman who was in charge and a man, and they had set up a meeting with some...

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