Podcast #258 – Grandmere’s Neglected Garden

Amanda didn’t hesitate when our son Joe and daughter-in-law Michelle invited her to fly to CA to take care of our grandsons so they could enjoy a weekend getaway. Yes, flying 2,000 miles there and 2,000 miles back to serve as a babysitter for three days is wildly extravagant, but that’s sort of what grandmothers do. Continue reading “Podcast #258 – Grandmere’s Neglected Garden”

Podcast #256 – In Praise of Persimmons

Nearly every kid growing up in the South has at some point been offered a common persimmon, a small orange fruit that looks like it would be tasty but is in fact so astringent it will turn your mouth inside out. So when Amanda and I heard that people were growing persimmons in the South, we smiled ruefully and said no thank you. Continue reading “Podcast #256 – In Praise of Persimmons”

Podcast #254 – Chickens: the Good, the Bad, and the (Still) Unknown

Our first experience with chickens has taught us much about their behavior and needs, and that’s a good thing. It has also sharpened our focus on how many we want to keep and how we want to bring them along. Continue reading “Podcast #254 – Chickens: the Good, the Bad, and the (Still) Unknown”