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Visit Me At Powell’s

Come say hello and talk homesteading with me! This Sunday, April 17th, from 4:00p-6:00p I will be signing my new book at Powell’s downtown location on Burnside. It’s such an honor to be invited for an event at Powell’s. I blush just thinking about it and need to pinch myself to see if I’m dreaming…. Read more »

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Slow down winter

Usually winter seems to drag on and on, but not this year. Time is flying by way too quickly for me right now. I’m forcing myself to slow down while the world continues to spin. It feels good, but it feels different from the frantic do-ten-things-at-once-pace that I typically operate at. I’m not doing all… Read more »

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Fall at the Farm

I have been continuing to help at the Urban Farm here in Eugene, which has been going really well. I work with an awesome group of students this term who are hard workers and seem really interested and motivated to learn more about urban agriculture. We are moving inside now for the remainder of the… Read more »

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Road Trip Recap II

We continued our road trip west from New York to Oregon after a long break in Oklahoma. Kansas was an easy day, with flat freeway and a horizon line that seemed to go on forever. When we did briefly stop, we were greeted by some of the nicest people I’ve ever run into on the… Read more »

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Road Trip Recap

We started our road trip from New York back to Oregon with a stop to first visit Monticello. After that, we headed south on the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway. I am admittedly pretty Oregon-centric in my viewpoint. I think Oregon is a beautiful state with diverse terrain and awe-inspiring natural places. However, this road trip… Read more »

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Monticello

This has been the summer of visiting great American gardens! I enjoyed a long visit to George Washington’s homestead at Mount Vernon earlier this summer. On our recent drive West, we made a stop in Virginia to see Thomas Jefferson’s estate – beautiful Monticello. It is difficult to compare the two estates because they are… Read more »

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Goodbye New York

My summer in New York was a fun, yet mixed, experience and the road calls me West. Goodbye New York parks that helped inspire my design aesthetic. Goodbye take out, delivery and crazy food combinations like s’mores french toast. Goodbye gazillion H&M’s stores. They say one is coming to Portland, but I know the selection… Read more »

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New York Botanical Garden

Apparently there is a theme to my sight-seeing when traveling and it involves lots of plants. What a shocker! I miss plants – a lot. My friend Denise is also a plant junkie, so visiting the New York Botanical Garden became a fun excursion for us while she was here visiting. It’s not super easy… Read more »

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White House Vegetable Garden

I mentioned in my last post that we got to see the White House vegetable garden from a far when we were there visiting. I thought I would share my few photos from it because it’s pretty and also kind of funny to me. It’s hard to see exactly what they are growing in here,… Read more »