A Nighttime Visitor

All at once, the chickens sounded an alarm.  Cluck cluCK CLUCK!  Edge and I looked at each other, and swung open the door, asking the dogs, “What’s out there?”  But the dogs didn’t run out barking, as they usually do in response to that question.  The distress from the coop increased, I threw on my …

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Building in the Snow

The winter has finally settled in for good.  Edge and I both love winter–its stark cold, its white-washed landscape, its snow and the invitation it always delivers to start again from a place of clarity and possibility.  Winter, for me, is a reminder of all the possibilities that grow out of emptiness.  I am reminded …

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Barn Raising

When Edge and I moved onto our land in late September, we had an open field with no buildings, except of course for our yurt. With our solar-powered electric fence set-up, we were able to bring our sheep to the land when we moved, too, but with winter coming, we drew up plans for a …

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