Lifting a branch and finding spots of edible color is one of my favorite things. It makes the work worthwhile when I can bring in a bowl of raspberries for breakfast. Or eat a tomato that is still warmed from the sun. Nothing tastes like minute-old fruit! Of course my Mr Knightly complains when the Read More

The Garden

I promised a few pictures of my garden, though it seems to change weekly this time of the year. I am not sure how many square feet my garden is, but my hobby seems to grow like my hops vines. (lots) We doubled our raised beds this year. For our scarecrow, I used an old Read More


I love the feeling of January. Sometimes it is just relief that the holidays are over but there is something exciting about anticipation. It is the same as the feeling you get if you rise early, well rested of course, before obligations and the rest of your family. It is a day untainted, full of Read More