Good Neighbours

Good Neighbours

Articles Good Neighbours First appeared in Grainews on November 2018 Our neighbours are one of the reasons Dave and I are able to live in the country. Admittedly, as writers, we have the wrong skill sets for rural life. Dave can edit a short story like nobody’s...
Giving Up the Garden

Giving Up the Garden

Giving Up the Garden ARTICLES First appeared in Grainews in September 2019 This spring, I stood in Mom’s back yard with a wheelbarrow and a shovel, digging out all the soil in her raised beds. “Take it all,” she urged when I slowed down. “I’m done with it.” “Not even...
Firsts

Firsts

Articles Firsts First appeared in Grainews on 23 August 2022 Gardeners, cooks, and farmers all know, respect, and sometimes love the cycles that circulate throughout our lives. Those cycles – the annual return of summer, for instance – mean that each year we...
Reasons for Cooking

Reasons for Cooking

Articles Reasons for Cooking First appeared in Grainews on 17 July 2018 On a Friday over lunch after our weekly trip to the farmer’s market, I asked Mom what her favourite desserts were. Her 82nd birthday was rolling around soon. I’d already decided on the main course...
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