March. Neither lion nor lamb. It's a fickle fish this year, darting in one direction, then another, to the surface, then back under the weeds. Cold clear days, warm foggy mornings, sweet springing afternoons, hail, snow, rain, mud, ice. One day, a week ago, we had all the windows in the house open. Today, we're… Continue reading Goat cheese panna cotta with mango foam
Spring. Easter. Passover. Renewal. You can feel it in the air, hear it, and smell it, can't you? Geese honking their way overhead: "Are we there yet?" "I swear we should have taken a right at that last river branch." Crocus shoots yawning and stretching, poking their pointy fingers up through the winter-hardened soil. Tender… Continue reading 52 Weeks ~ New Beginnings (13/52)
It's the last day of March. The snow has really started to melt recently. The entire driveway is snow and ice free. The goat pen gate swings freely in both directions. The septic tank advertises its location by revealing a perfectly shaped, snow-free rectangle in the middle of the lawn. The sun is up when… Continue reading Do you see what I see?
Spring is here! I don't care if it snows tomorrow (and the weather report says there's a 90% chance that it will); I won't have to shovel the paths and the gates and the doors. Oh joy! I won't have to scrape the car windows. I may even pass by the outdoor thermometer without throwing… Continue reading The dark days are over