Category Archives: interlude

Interlude: Maine Rice Project

Ever since I learned that it’s even possible, I’ve been enamored of the idea of locally grown rice, and have gone as far as to attempt to grow it. So it was with great excitement to discover that Wild Folk Farm in Benton, Maine, has taken on the … Continue reading

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Interlude: Dogsledding in the Tetons, Wyoming

Little did I know that the scariest, most exhilarating moment of my trip back country snowshoeing in the Tetons this winter would be the unexpected chance to learn to drive a dog sled. Thanks, Charlotte, my fellow dog musher, for capturing that … Continue reading

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Spring Equinox

We look for signs of spring where we can, and, after a winter unlike any other, the chairs are finally emerging from their solid encasement of snow. Enjoy these lengthening days, dear friends.

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Taking Stock + What the Groundhog Saw

Along with Groundhog Day, I’m told that February 2nd is the traditional day to check on what’s left in storage to see one through the rest of winter. With only six more weeks to the Spring Equinox, it’s a good time to … Continue reading

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Interlude: January Blizzard

  “ACCUMULATIONS: SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 18 TO 24 INCHES… INTENSE BAND OF SNOWFALL WILL BECOME NEARLY STATIONARY OVER THE AREA THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON… ” — Blizzard Warning for York Coastal County, ME It appears winter storm Juno has decided to drop … Continue reading

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A time of counting…

“December is … often a time of counting. Making it count, checking our list, watching the short hours of daylight. The year end knocks persistent on our doorstep, our growing children and aging elders continue on their time-bound journeys…. If we … Continue reading

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10.6.14 National Noodle Day: Soba Master Tatsuru Rai

In answer to the question “What is Cooking?” Soba master Tatsuru Rai choose to demonstrate making soba noodles by hand. Though he remains silent, the process itself is far from it. His rhythmic movements beat out a precise rhythm, resulting in a kind … Continue reading

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