Last week, I was in a Scotland and I took a walk. The walk began just outside of Glasgow, in a town called Milgavie. Over seven days, we walked 96 miles through the countryside to Fort William, in the Scottish Highlands.
I was super interested when I found out the Catskill Forest Association has an apple tree grafting program. Last week Ryan Trapani from CFA came out to show us how it works.
How can I bring wildness into a tame space? Or, is it even possible?
In the spirit of wasting less and feeling more self-sufficient, I'm taking time to set out a real plan for my vegetable beds this year. I'm looking carefully at what I'll be planting, using these questions to help keep the list tidy and practical.
Resisting hegemony with hedges.
It’s a mark of winter's coldest days: the oversized, graphically-crammed pages of seed catalogs spilling out of my mailbox. I keep them for a special moment when, with a candle and a cup of tea, I pore over the pages, fast forwarding to April in my mind.
Woodstock Farm Sanctuary is a unique place, focused on providing a loving home for animals. And it has an origin story that knocked my socks off.
How do we begin building a personal winter solstice tradition? For me, it’s about finding the common threads through the world’s shared celebrations.
Harold Quimby ran the kind of farm that kids dream about - berries, grapes, and of course, animals of every kind.