| Plough & Stars Project http://ploughandstarsproject.com A Neighborhood CSA for Medford and Somerville Sat, 04 Apr 2015 08:47:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.5 Snow growing http://ploughandstarsproject.com/snow-growing/ http://ploughandstarsproject.com/snow-growing/#comments Sat, 04 Apr 2015 02:10:42 +0000 http://ploughandstarsproject.com/?p=4687 I’m tired of snow. I’m tired about talking about snow. And yet, here we are – talking about it. We’re weeks into spring and Boston is still spotted in a mottled,... Read the Rest →

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Wisdom of the Seasons http://ploughandstarsproject.com/wisdom-of-the-seasons-medford-csa/ http://ploughandstarsproject.com/wisdom-of-the-seasons-medford-csa/#comments Mon, 29 Dec 2014 04:17:28 +0000 http://ploughandstarsproject.com/?p=4651 December is dark. Darker than any other month of the year. Before we started farming, I would trudge reluctantly into 4 o’clock sunsets feeling burdened by entirely too many layers... Read the Rest →

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Looking Forward, Looking Back http://ploughandstarsproject.com/looking-forward/ http://ploughandstarsproject.com/looking-forward/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:14:42 +0000 http://ploughandstarsproject.com/?p=4551 I’m not in the field today. I’m on a train to New York City. In fact, I’m on the same train that delivered me to my last photo job before... Read the Rest →

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Taller, Straighter, Prouder http://ploughandstarsproject.com/taller-straighter-prouder/ http://ploughandstarsproject.com/taller-straighter-prouder/#comments Sat, 07 Jun 2014 02:46:37 +0000 http://ploughandstarsproject.com/?p=4455 The picture above isn’t from our farm. Obviously we didn’t take it – our lovely friend Nancy did. But I LOVE this photo. It perfectly illustrates this period in my... Read the Rest →

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Rain and Foxes http://ploughandstarsproject.com/small-farm-struggles/ http://ploughandstarsproject.com/small-farm-struggles/#comments Sat, 10 May 2014 16:28:25 +0000 http://ploughandstarsproject.com/?p=4435 For months after our son was born, Dina and I routinely woke in the middle of the night, panicked that our infant was tangled in the sheets. One of us... Read the Rest →

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Farming Without A Farm http://ploughandstarsproject.com/farming-without-farm/ http://ploughandstarsproject.com/farming-without-farm/#comments Fri, 21 Mar 2014 01:44:13 +0000 http://ploughandstarsproject.com/?p=4413 “Are you effing kidding me?!!” Dina’s voice leapt the ten inches from the phone’s speaker and pierced my dazed brain. “A car ran into our tractor?”  “Something like that.” I... Read the Rest →

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Welcome to Farming! http://ploughandstarsproject.com/welcome-farming/ http://ploughandstarsproject.com/welcome-farming/#comments Wed, 26 Feb 2014 03:15:34 +0000 http://ploughandstarsproject.com/?p=4403 Winter. Tea in hand, farmer curls up by the fire, thumbs through seed catalogues and dreams leisurely dreams about the harvest yet to come. Snow falls quietly. Begin nap sequence.... Read the Rest →

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Final Chores http://ploughandstarsproject.com/our-final-chores/ http://ploughandstarsproject.com/our-final-chores/#comments Wed, 23 Oct 2013 00:58:06 +0000 http://ploughandstarsproject.com/?p=4072 We slaughtered ninety-seven chickens. Raised the timber frame. Prepped our early fields for winter. Harvested a crazy number of tomatoes. Moved our animals to fresh pasture, one final time. And... Read the Rest →

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Moving Pictures http://ploughandstarsproject.com/moving-pictures/ http://ploughandstarsproject.com/moving-pictures/#comments Sat, 05 Oct 2013 01:10:11 +0000 http://ploughandstarsproject.com/?p=4001 One year ago today, Dina and I held our breath in a darkened exam room as our doctor studied an ultrasound glowing on a screen overhead. Years of tests, procedures... Read the Rest →

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The Virginia Creeper http://ploughandstarsproject.com/weed-id-the-virginia-creeper/ http://ploughandstarsproject.com/weed-id-the-virginia-creeper/#comments Mon, 02 Sep 2013 18:22:21 +0000 http://ploughandstarsproject.com/?p=3985 Back before I liked girls, back when the tiny cone-shaped holes that pockmarked my elementary school’s windows mystified me, it took exactly 45 steps to walk from gym class to... Read the Rest →

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