Tag: farm

Death and the Farm

I write a column for The Winnipeg Review, an online literary magazine. My third column was published April 9, 2012 and is online here. Excerpt: On a hot August day a middle-aged Greek man strides through the farmers’ market, sees our sandwich board, and stops to read it again. “Makaria Farm!” he announces, and comes…

The Reluctant Farm Wife

I write a column for The Winnipeg Review, an online literary magazine. My second column was published February 21, 2012 and is online here. Excerpt: I invented the iPod. I was walking past an antique store and saw a jukebox, and thought: “how amazing, to own a personal jukebox – you could have all your…

A Hard Row to Hoe

Heather hoes the weeds from her kitchen garden

My four-day Easter weekend started with a beautiful sunny day, so I asked Brock what I could do in my garden. (How handy, to have my own personal gardening advisor.) Brock had spaded my kitchen garden a week or two ago, but he wasn’t able to get at the 15′-ish-long row between the two fruit…

My Kitchen Garden

While I don’t consider myself a farmer, I think I might be a gardener. We’ve set aside approximately 3,000 sq.ft. at the front of our farming area for me to have a “kitchen garden,” where I’ll grow all the things that Brock doesn’t grow on a large scale. For example: sweet potatoes. I’ll also plant flowers, establish some perennials, and test out some medicinal herbs. Fun times!