Tag Archives: farming

Why are some blog posts so much more popular than others?!

Like many bloggers – call us recreational bloggers – I write for myself more than for a readership.  After more than 5 years in the blogosphere, some years writing my heart out and other years trying to wean myself from spending too … Continue reading

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Vietnam: Images of country life

Villages along the Mekong River. In our recent trip to Vietnam (and Cambodia), we were lucky to have been able to visit some of the villages whose rhythm is very much tuned to the ebbs and flows of the Mekong … Continue reading

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Vietnam: moving past a legacy of occupation and repression

Back home from a fascinating trip to Vietnam and Cambodia and trying to wrap my head around all that we saw and learned. So many amazing things to see and experience: Halong Bay (Vietnam) and Angkor Wat (Cambodia) are just … Continue reading

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Thanks for the memories

I‘m so glad we had this time together, …      The Carol Burnett Show theme song The second anniversary of my journey with Robby Robin is rapidly approaching. Time for reflection. And I think maybe it’s time to take my journey in … Continue reading

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Southern India: a study in surprises and contrasts, still overwhelming

Let’s move from the northern leg of our India trip to the southern leg.  I struggled with how to describe our northern leg and I’m finding the southern experience if anything even more difficult.  When we flew from Delhi to Chennai, we … Continue reading

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Lessons learned from farming in winter: snow fences work, eventually

After a pleasantly mild fall and then a lovely warm week on a beach over Christmas, reality has set in.  There is no longer any doubt about what season this is; the instant piles of snow and very cold temps and wind (-20C/-4F) … Continue reading

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How do we know what we’re eating?

I do understand that we are better off being able to buy food that comes from farther away than 100 miles.  A 100-mile diet in my neck of the woods could get pretty monotonous in the winter, depending on how … Continue reading

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