Tag Archives: winter

Cranberries in March? Yes, it’s the best time to pick.

Plump red winter cranberries

We went cranberrying in Northeast Creek in November, but did not get many. It was a banner year for cranberries, too. All my fellow foragers and gatherers were telling tales of over a dozen gallons, and easy picking. But I needed cranberries for the holidays, so gave up hunting, and went to Snugglemagic Farm pick-your-own […]

Under wraps: A garden of burlap bushes and Styrofoam shrubs

The yellow village map with exquisite lettering hides under this sign, wating for spring.

This is blog fourteen of thirty-one, part of a blog a day for the month of March challenge. Will I be a better blogger when it is done? I hope so. But please don’t do a drop-in visit, a few things have fallen by the wayside, and housecleaning was the first one to go. My […]

Claire Wallace and her half-assed farm

Claire Wallace at Haffas Farm

The sign says Haffas Farm. Family name? Think again. “Half-assed, of course,” chuckles Claire Wallace. “My husband and I both had full-time jobs and no spare time, and then we bought a couple of asses without really knowing what we were doing. Pretty half-assed, don’tcha think?” Claire is small and lively, hurling loaves of bread […]

Yes, it’s still winter, so what? Living in the season

Warm chaga milk, from gaga gathered in July, and sweetened with maple syrup made in March

In the grip of winter I want nothing but more winter. In June, I want the long hours of daylight to never stop. I live in the season, and cook according to the season. It is March and abundant may not seem to be an appropriate adjective for this season, but I look at a […]