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the exciting things

2016 May 12
by Rachel Turiel

There are so many exciting things happening here. By which I mean, well, arugula and Lewis’s woodpeckers. I told someone recently, a gardening friend, that we’ve now entered the time where the arugula, chard, spinach and kale are so prolific that we won’t be buying greens again until December. And then I felt like a boasting asshole, before realizing that not everyone’s greatest ambition is to simply have more than enough arugula.

And the Lewis’s woodpeckers! Do you know these birds? They’re a little pleasantly creepy with their flappy-swoopy black cape-like wings. Everyday from our windows we watch three of them chase each other with passion and purpose, perching just long enough to screech out a lengthy (lusty? territorial?) song of raspy-squeaks. Are they rivals? Lovers? Relatives? (All three?) Dan pulled a bird encyclopedia off the shelf to read aloud to the (yawning) family on Lewis’s Woodpecker behavior, as if he hadn’t actually heard of this thing called Google.

Otherwise, May has been the perfect mix of rain and sun, like the exact proportion of ingredients to build a lush, green spring. Oh, I just love it.

flyer

Bok choi, part of the leafy green take-over.

And, I’m teaching this. Tonight! Sorry for the short notice. I’d love to see you!

Rflyer

And Dan is offering a build your own, have it your way, mix and match hunting mentorship. And as someone said, if he could get me from zero to this, he can guide anyone.

Dflyer

Happy spring, in whatever way it finds you.

xo

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4 Responses leave one →
  1. May 12, 2016

    Best line: “And then I felt like a boasting asshole, before realizing that not everyone’s greatest ambition is to simply have more than enough arugula.”

  2. Jan permalink
    May 12, 2016

    What she said! I had a good laugh at that line! ❤️

  3. Sara Parks permalink
    May 13, 2016

    Love Lewis’ woodpeckers!

  4. Susan S permalink
    May 15, 2016

    Many kudos to Dan for offering a course on How to Hunt Like a Member of the Ecosystem. Wow. Such a necessary class! I especially like the aspects of emotional and spiritual preparation. Really interested to hear how that turns out!

    On another topic, has Col read the Eragon series?

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