Sunday, June 30, 2013

           so close...

this week's food porn...

grilled salmon, red onions, and yellow crookneck squash

beef and veggie stir-fry w/saifun bean threads and ginger-coconut sauce

freshly-picked blackberries

green salad w/avocado and sunflower sprouts

home-made mango salsa with lime

grilled beef w/mango salsa, steamed green beans and mushrooms, and salad

dessert---home-made chocolate "ice cream" and sunflower seed butter with fresh blackberries, frozen blueberries, and a strong cup of vanilla-nut decaf

 warning:  gratuitous weenie shots...

grilled organic, grass-fed beef franks and onions

beef franks and onions, sauerkraut, and salad

sexy, aren't they

 breakfast: leftover franks and onions w/hashbrowns and sauerkraut

grab a napkin...and wipe the drool off your chin.

Saturday, June 29, 2013


this place has been in need of chickens for some time---this morning we went down to catheys valley and picked up my four dark cornish chickens (and their 4' x 14' chicken tractor) and hauled them up to their new digs in the pines.  they seem to be fine with the change in scenery.


dark cornish---1st day at triangle rd.

4' x 14' chicken tractor

gizzard and his hens

Friday, June 28, 2013

mother moon

i lie in bed, 
somewhere between wake and sleep, 
thought and dream.
in whatever here is,
i find a clarity inaccessible to my waking mind.
through the window the moon is staring in at me as i stare back out at it,
and i feel a tranquil energy wash over and into me.
i am safe.
it is like a mother smiling down into the face of her newborn,
speaking softly as she cradles it in warm and loving arms,
and the sensation of being both mother and child, self and moon.
there is no time or distance or place.
i am everything and nothing,
and they are me.
as the sun rises to light the day,
i wake into obscurity once again.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

         best garlic harvest ever...

four varieties of garlic curing on drying rack

applegate giant

smells good to me

Monday, June 24, 2013


    summer rain

rain droplets on flowering quince

Sunday, June 23, 2013

breaking ground

found some tree roots in the new garden site...

  ...hard work---good thing i had all those pancakes this morning

          a few pictures... 

cactus blooms

first dump run for triangle rd.

this is the nice man who brings me coffee in the morning

       a little food porn...

sunday morning pancakes---blueberry cinnamon

ground beef, veggies, fried sweet potatoes

slow-cooked pork w/apples and onions, shredded carrots and cabbage, all atop saifun bean threads

steak, onions, fried potatoes, steamed veggies

did i already mention sunday pancakes?

zane at work
poor little thing never stood a chance

Friday, June 21, 2013

silver night

the silver light of the moon comes through the window
and mingles with the silver of your beard and brow
a smile in the twilight
outside leaves rustle as the wind blows through the trees
and i wonder if the trees long to hold on to the wind as i long to hold you in this moment forever

Thursday, June 20, 2013


a sunny little place in the pines
to make a home
to share a life
to work and play and grow
in love
with you