Author Archives: taidinnan

Favorite Pregnancy Books and Resources

In many traditional cultures, the village or tribe supports women in pregnancy, childbirth, and caring for babies.  This allows children and young women to witness these life stages and all of the work and joy that comes with them.  If … Continue reading

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A New Chapter

I’ve been busy in the real world for these past few months, as the lack of recent blog posts suggests.  Our winter was spent cozily snuggled up at home.  Every waking moment, and some less-wakeful moments, were spent getting to … Continue reading

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A Perfected Pickle

It was feeling ironic that dill pickles were my least successful naturally fermented vegetable.  Whenever I tried pickling cucumbers, their taste and texture seemed less than ideal.  So I dove into an information rabbit hole. My technique was perfected thanks … Continue reading

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Reflections on Health

I’ve been reflecting more and more about the purpose of this blog as I watch my personal path transition from a career-focused life in the city to growing a family in Vermont.  I am incredibly thankful to have made certain … Continue reading

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Summer Garden Bounty

The end of July and beginning of August are an exciting time for Vermont gardeners.  Finally we enjoy a huge diversity of sun-ripened fruits, berries, and vegetables from our gardens and farms.  We’ve been savoring first raspberries, blueberries, cucumbers, fennel, … Continue reading

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July in the Garden and Kitchen

Vermonters are basking in a string of sunny summery days after many many (many) days of rain.  The change in weather means I can finally deal with the grass and weeds that have been happily growing in our lawn and … Continue reading

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Trellising and Suckers (aka Keeping Tomato Plants Under Control)

By the end of June, most gardens are fully planted and have had several weeks to settle in and start to grow.  If your rows were fully weeded when you planted, you’ve probably had a few weeks of vacation from … Continue reading

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