Monthly Archives: May 2012

Bees and Lace

I haven’t been seeing many honeybees on our flowers.  I think they have been spending most of their time up in the trees. However, this morning, they came down from the treetops for a good thing! The lacy phacelia (Phacelia … Continue reading

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Documenting “Deep Roots”

It’s been nearly three weeks since we hosted the “Deep Roots” installation for the  Cheltenham’s Turtle Artisans Tour at our home. I, definitely, feel that the collaboration met its mission: To bring awareness to the interconnectedness of all elements in … Continue reading

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Big Deal Honey

J and I had two hefty supers filled with honey when our hive swarmed. That swarm took a fair portion of those resources for starting their new home. We felt the sting of missed opportunity when that bountiful and early … Continue reading

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’tis the season

We’ve been sharing the beauty and flavor of the gems growing in our front yard.  I’ve been harvesting breakfast in the morning, my young neighbors harvest an after-school snack, the gray catbirds peck at a few here and there, and … Continue reading

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Hyperbolic Salad

J and I watched Ted Talk’s Margaret Wertheim: The Beautiful Math of Coral. She spoke of a project in which participants crocheted coral-shaped forms to represent complex ideas of hyperbolic geometry. In the team’s process, it is discovered that nature … Continue reading

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Life and Death on the Sweet Cicely

I have been seeing ladybugs in our gardens this year. And I expect that their efforts will bring more… If you see a little sloppy bunch of golden eggs on the underside of a plant leaf, do no harm. These … Continue reading

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In their own time

The Turtle Tour came and went through our Elkins Park Front Yard Farm this weekend. We had a continual and engaging flow of people visit us to see Meei-Ling’s artwork, to enjoy the gardens, chickens, and bees; and to enjoy … Continue reading

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Reminder for this weekend: Support our local artists!

Make sure that the Turtle Art Tour is on your weekend calendar! You will not only have a wonderful time and see inspiring work but you will be supporting local art in Cheltenham Township. There will be prizes! There is … Continue reading

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“Inviting the Rain” Permablitz

I walked Indie, today, in an early morning rain. As I hopped over streams of rainwater  flowing down the street along the curbsides; I thought of the information that we exchanged on Sunday at our “Invite the Rain” Permablitz. During … Continue reading

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