Week 24: Just the Beginning (of Fall Clean-up)

The nature of the tasks this week were such that taking pictures wasn't quite as practical as usual. Don't fret, there will be plenty more cool things to see as the season progresses. Monday started with the usual trip to the hospital garden.  The harvests have been slowly dropping off so I spent my time... Continue Reading →

Week 23: Autumn is Coming

This week marked the transition of the seasons here at Pepperfield. We have now moved from huge harvests into huge cleanup and the temperature has been cooling off too. Monday, I shucked corn to be used for seed saving as well as winter food supply. Later on, I left to go pick up my mother... Continue Reading →

Week 22: Good Eats!

The season here at Pepperfield is winding down. We've just begun the Heirloom harvest dinners and are in the process of closing down the gardens. Monday was quite busy. I started early in the morning working on some of the tomato sauces for the upcoming Seed Savers Exchange annual tomato tasting. This occupied most of... Continue Reading →

The Purpose: Why I Came to Pepperfield (Revisited)

This is the recent featured story on Rettlers. After some edits, I have revisted this post to make it more comprehensive and concise. It’s hard to place the origin - both a time and the foundation - of my purpose for coming to Pepperfield. But, it began quite some time before my arrival and has... Continue Reading →

Quote of the Week 9

After a week in front of the screen, the opportunity to work with my hands - with all my senses, in fact - is always a welcome change of pace, whether in the kitchen or in the garden. There's something about such work that it seems to alter the experience of time, helps me reoccupy... Continue Reading →

Week 21: (To Answer Last Week’s Question) Yes, it has

The summer season has flown by. The harvest have drastically decreased as the plants transition for winter. Monday was rainy so I went with David at the crack of dawn to the hospital garden. We did a quick harvest of tomatoes, kale, chard, cucumbers and squash before heading home for breakfast. Later, I left with... Continue Reading →

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