gather and grow

Homegrown, hand-spun living in the city

In the last days of being pregnant, I cast on my “labor project”: a cardigan for the baby, made with the silk yarn I spun this winter for that purpose. Someone had recommended that I have a project in mind — something relaxing and not too physically demanding — to keep my hands and mind …

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I’m really happy and proud to see Northampton’s Pedal People featured on Milkwood today. The co-founders Alex and Ruthy are friends of friends, and I still remember when they started with what seemed then like an ingenious and slightly crazy idea. Many years later, Pedal People are thriving and keep pedaling!

One week and two days ago, I held my daughter in my arms for the first time. With her arrival, everything else has been made anew in our lives. Her quietly breathing, squealing, hiccuping, warm-bodied presence is the center of our home now. Dan and I are at the beginning of a lifelong journey of …

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