Here is a picture from 2006 of 2-year-old Lillian and a much rounder Pepita. In front, is our Forrest, who we lost in 2008. As you can see, Lillian is immune to Pepita’s generally grumpy demeanor. In the picture, Pepita is clearly just tolerating Lillian’s friendly advances. Pepita and I visited the vet yesterday to … Continue reading Pepita Update
It’s been a memorable and mostly good year here at Small Wonder Farm. Here are some of the highlights (click on the links throughout and you will see all the posts on that topic): It was our first spring and summer growing in the high tunnel. Verdict–those poor souls growing in flat open ground are to be pitied. Raised beds … Continue reading The Year in Review
You went out a lot better than you came in, but I am not sad to see you go March. Progress was made despite illness, taxes, business woes, and the loss of our dear Pepita. The pictures here, all taken this last day of March, are proof that the farm is awakening and much good … Continue reading Goodbye March
When you think cilantro, you think tomatoes, jalapeños, and heat. Tomato, onion, cilantro, and chile peppers are indeed a match made in heaven, but gardeners know that cilantro does not like the heat. Not only did the cilantro I seeded last fall in the high tunnel winter over, but it is growing like gangbusters now. I … Continue reading Cilantro Season
Goodbye to our dear Pepita. We love you. Thanks for all the kisses. Thanks for protecting us. I wish you sunny days and a full belly and the knowledge that we love you as fiercely as you do us. https://smallwonderfarm.wordpress.com/?s=pepita&submit=Search
Lest you think our life here on the farm is idyllic….. T. S. Eliot declared April the cruelest month. I disagree wholeheartedly. March is the cruelest. March is the month that is just too much for me. In March, it is no longer winter, but certainly not yet spring. It is a depressing chasm in … Continue reading The Cruelest Month
When the cold weather hit this December, it was clear that our 13-year-old Jack Russell/Chihuahua mix was feeling all of her years. I came to the conclusion that she was losing her hearing since I often had to go into the barn to get her instead of her being automatically at my side when I stepped out the door. Her eyes are milky. … Continue reading Aging Gracefully?
This blog is a place for me to record the happenings of our family, our farm, and to mull over the small wonders of our lives. I need a place to explore my continually changing definition of myself and my place in the world, as well as have a record for my now 5 year … Continue reading Small Wonders