Sorry I missed posting yesterday. Sailing camp started this week and with it a way too early rise and shine time, resulting in more napping than productivity. Thankfully next week high tide is at noon! Of course today it’s raining and I promised the boys I’d pick them up early, so let’s get this going.
This past spring I wrote about my friend Sharon Kitchens‘ foray into rural living in “Homestead Act” for the Boston Globe Magazine garden issue. We met five years ago when I wrote about her factory-turned-loft in Somerville’s Davis Square for Stuff Magazine (I should post those photos one day.)
Although she was already on the cusp of becoming the Earth Mother she is today, having joined a community-supported agriculture farm-share and a local fish-share, and growing vegetables on the roof. we totally hit it off. She had worked in film, as well as for a fashion photographer, so we had plenty in common. : )
After a stint in California, in 2011, Sharon bought an 1830s farmhouse with an attached barn and chicken coop on about 2 acres of land 20 miles outside Portland, Maine. Today, she writes two blogs, The Root for the Portland Press Herald, as well as her own, called Delicious Musings, and works her land. She’s enrolled in a master gardening course, keeps bees and chickens, and grows all sorts of vegetables. Check out the Globe article for all the fun details.
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