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Summer Wanes.

Summer Wanes.

It’s been chilly in chez Tiny House the last few mornings and I have been loving the feeling of (almost) Fall after such an oppressive summer. My toes are cold, I can see the cows’ breath puff in front of them from across the pasture, […]

Somebody’s Got a Case of the Julys!

Somebody’s Got a Case of the Julys!

Happy Eclipse Day! It’s Monday, the sun’s out (when not hiding behind the moon) and I finally feel like things on the farm are starting to come under control. The severe lack of rain made this such a terribly tough first year on my own […]

Summer in Washington: Winter is Coming (Never Forget)

Summer in Washington: Winter is Coming (Never Forget)

In the height of summer, there are those here who remember the winters and those who don’t.  My facebook feed is blowing up with pictures of sunscreen-slathered babies splashing the Hood Canal, smiling faces around a campfire surrounded by towering evergreens, and picnics where watermelon-heavy […]

Farm Update and Lemon Basil Pasta!

Farm Update and Lemon Basil Pasta!

Oh lovely lemon basil! We brought you to the market and then brought you right back home again. I was surprised my sweet little basket of basils didn’t get snatched up in a flash last week, but alas… your foolish choices mean more delicious food […]

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FARM JOURNAL AND MARKET DIRT FOR JUNE 17TH Hello party people! Who’s celebrating the Solstice this next week? Tuesday is going to be the longest day of the year which in our northern climes means the sun comes up just after 5am and then goes “night […]

Farm Journal May 10th-20th

Farm Journal May 10th-20th

It was a busy week on the farm, that’s for sure! The weather has made it much easier to work and the burst of warmth after bouts of rain has made the vegetables really come to life. The chois, spinach, and different mustard greens are […]

Farm Journal April 23- May 9th

Farm Journal April 23- May 9th

Finally some sun!! It was amazing how quickly the fields dried over the course of three sunny days— from little pools where the tomatoes used to live to (just barely) tillable soil. Last night James came home after an incredibly long day of work and […]

Farm Updates!

Farm Updates!

Good morning! Since the farm is going down this year (even if my half of the garden IS still under water…) I will be running a wordpress page specifically with farm updates, C.S.A. and market information, and posts about whatever amazing vegetable or recipe strikes […]

Heart of Gold Farm is Off the Ground!

Heart of Gold Farm is Off the Ground!

And just like that, I am a farmer again! I put the word out a few months back to see if anyone knew anyone who wanted their unused pasture or lot to be the future site of Heart of Gold Farms, and at the beginning […]

“Look Ma, No Hands!”: Babywearing and Strolling on the Farm and in the Tiny House.

“Look Ma, No Hands!”: Babywearing and Strolling on the Farm and in the Tiny House.

I’m in bumper crop go-time mode here in Chez Tiny House and even though the Little Bean is a few months from solid food, we’re putting up all sorts of nomalicious seasonal eats for her when the Big Day comes. The apple and pear trees […]