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From Earthsprings Kitchen

Several of you asked me for recipes from last weekend’s retreat. Here are recipes for Simple Pork Chops and Salmon Loaf. Simple Pork Chops Have ready: Slice enough onions (1/2 inch thick slices) to completely cover in one layer all … Continue reading

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Today in the Garden

Each day something new, each day something bloomed and gone. Each day I walk and worship and wish for you here to see and share. I think of a quote by Ted O’Neil in his little book Gardening Therapy: “God … Continue reading

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Primavera! Loving our Veggies…

All those springtime veggies are now available to us, and it’s time to fall in love again with simplicity. It’s also a time for experimentation. I hope you are checking out those organic yummies. Here’s how I made my lunch … Continue reading

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Nature is so Resilient

I’ve been working steadily, picking up limbs, cutting brush, and mowing into the edges of the woods after the recent control burn, getting ready for another summer that could be like the last one with its fire hazard. It’s hard … Continue reading

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Meanwhile…

The control burn is finished, smoke gone, ash slowly dissolving, ant hills reappearing (white sand against black ash strikingly lovely despite my innate complaint with the pesky ants, though I do admire that they apparently really know how to go … Continue reading

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Controlled burning

Yesterday was quite a day at Earthsprings Retreat Center, which is tucked into the corner of Davy Crockett National Forest. Because of the terribly hot dry conditions we had last summer when almost all of Texas was on fire, this … Continue reading

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Already the Paperwhites and Daffodills!

After such a summer and such a fall, winter is just as unique here at Earthsprings. Who can tell if it’s really winter or spring? I still haven’t gotten my winter chores begun properly–cleaning up the garden area, adding hearty … Continue reading

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Autumn Foliage

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The unlikely season

In all my years, I’ve never seen anything like it. I guess that after so many trees died or almost died in last summer’s hot drought or in the raging summer fires, those trees still here are now greatly rejoicing … Continue reading

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Hearty Winter Soup

After a cold, windy walk in the woods this morning, I realized that this is the perfect time for winter soup. Something about a hearty warm soup puts me back into an ancient hunter-gatherer place where we are sitting around … Continue reading

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