Growing Irish Potatoes in the North Carolina Piedmont

When it comes to potatoes, aren’t we all a bit Irish?  I adore the earthy orbs, baked, boiled, steamed, or fried; and I’d be quite content to eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  When I ate my first homegrown ones though — little baby spring taters robbed from the plants that morning and then … More Growing Irish Potatoes in the North Carolina Piedmont

Garden Authority

It has been too long since I held communion with the Green Realm.  Around these parts, it is a quiet time.  Only the evergreens remain to add their chlorophyll ease to eyes weary of browns and grays. Yet, there is work to be done.  I cut down the withered stalks of dead flowers, scattering their … More Garden Authority

Moon Dancing

In the green realm, there are no ticking clocks.  There are no calendars scribbled through with appointments.  In the green realm, the sun and the moon and the stars keep the beat.  Natural time. The stars reveal the cadence of the seasons in a bass line more complex even than that thrummed by Phil Lesh.  … More Moon Dancing