Monthly Archives: August 2012

Dear Peach: Love, Rhubarb

“We need to get on these vegetables. We are close to disaster in here,” Andy said as he crammed the half and half back into the refrigerator between cascading cucs and billowing broccoli. By “we” he means me, my family’s food grower, harvester and preservationist. This week, I started with the 80 pounds of peaches I bought from a local orchard. I buy the split pit peaches, which can be literally translated: the pit is split in two and there … Continue reading Dear Peach: Love, Rhubarb →
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the second first day

“Mama, can I please be in charge of my preschool?” Margot asked during our back-to-school shopping yesterday afternoon. She went on to explain that our whole family could be involved but she wanted to call the shots. Namely, open the door, walk in first, say hi to teachers and kids, find her cubby. Demonstrate her independence, leadership and ownership. I get it. I smiled and listened and felt that same heave as the first day last year — the swelling … Continue reading the second first day →
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nuggets: day trip

nuggets: bits of the season in photos and words At one time in my life, summer meant long weekends where I carefully packed all I’d need on my back into the woods. It meant late night outdoor concerts, summiting peaks, road trips that ended hours before my work week-alarm would sound. It is probably a combination of have two small kids and a new house but, now? I hunker here, my home the trailhead, my neighborhood the summit, my deck … Continue reading nuggets: day trip →
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dig this sponsor: tart

Welcome back to dig sponsor tart! This fabulous store is located in Bozeman, Montana and online for your easy shopping excitement. tart is a wonderful source for gift-giving or self-indulging (we find something we can’t live without every time we visit — Margot’s new favorite book). Everything sold is made in Montana! In tartress Anna Visscher’s words: With an emphasis on recycled, repurposed and sustainable materials, tart strives to support Montana artists while minimizing its environmental footprint. Oh – and getting … Continue reading dig this sponsor: tart →
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home tour: sunroom

We are mostly settled into our home. Honestly I think it will take us into the winter (of 2013) to tackle all those last few (dozen) boxes full of random stuff I didn’t miss but can’t let go of. You know the cds, old art, thousands of photographs, outdoor gear, books. Holy hell we have a lot of books. Anyway, I am going to begin a home tour series where I share the spaces and corners of our new home. … Continue reading home tour: sunroom →
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