Category: Spring

Busy Is Good

Just keep telling yourself that! New Yarn Earlier this year I launched a new business, Washtenaw Wool Company, with two friends, Michelle and Heather.  We’re having a blast, learning a lot, and watching this seed of an idea grow into something that suits all of our different skills perfectly. It’s all very stimulating! We’ve been dyeing up yarn using unusual… Read more →

A photograph of a salad with cucumbers

Week #1: What We Did With Our CSA Share

I do grow some of the vegetables my family eats, but the garden has been hard for me to maintain for the past several years, so this year we downsized the the vegetable garden and signed up for a CSA half-share with Tantre Farm in Chelsea, Michigan.  (Read more about community supported agriculture here.) Tantre is well-regarded locally, but I didn’t… Read more →

When Your Space Heater Dies in May, Knit Up Some Fingerless Mitts

Feels a little bit like I’m living in a Dickens novel, but I am stubborn enough to wait until fall when space heaters are available again at the corner hardware store. Meanwhile, in this cold spring, after working for an hour or two in my basement office, my hands ache from the cold. It probably goes without saying, but taciturn… Read more →

Piedra Del Sol / Sunstone

In observance of Brigit, a poem (actually, part of a poem because this is a very long poem): Piedra del sol (Sunstone) by Octavio Paz I want to go on, to go further, and cannot: as each moment was dropping into another I dreamt the dreams of dreamless stones, and there at the end of the years like stones I… Read more →

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