Conversational Prairie 101

Because our little barn is a timber frame structure covered with slabs of oak weathering to a silvery patina, I like to think it looks like it belongs where it is.  (See my post, Building our Timberframe Barn here .  But when it was being built, the site looked like […]

Corn: How do you like yours?

What tastes better than fresh hot – almost-too-hot-to-hold – corn on the cob, still sweet from picking?  Whether each succulent kernel is coated in melted butter, or my new favorite, melted blue cheese (I get an award winning block of Blue Paradise from its friendly creators Tony and Julie Hook […]

Many Shades of Green

GUEST POST BY DELLA HANSMANN After I wrote this title I decided that perhaps the metaphor is slightly off.  It seems to be more a question of albedo, the distinction between the many shiny-nesses of green.   As Denise mentioned on Tuesday, this weekend our family met in Madison and […]