gather and grow

Homegrown, hand-spun living in the city

…the first seedlings of our spring garden, that is! Since all our winter greens got chowed down completely by some eager furry creature(s) with big teeth, I figured I might as well start the spring garden — there’s plenty of space in the raised beds now! I must say I’ve been so happy having my …

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In the course of this fall and winter, I’ve slowly been spinning my first silk yarn out of the unprocessed silk worm cocoons I ordered from here. To tell you the truth, when the package first arrived in the mail, I had very little faith in my ability to spin anything out of that mass …

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Of course I knew that this day was supposed to be all about new beginnings. But I hadn’t expected that a new beginning would be forced on me like this, so unexpectedly. We returned home on New Year’s Day, well-nourished by food and love and restful time after the holidays with my family, only to …

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