Essays

Dreaming of dahlias

According to the American Dahlia Society, dahlias are the longest-blooming flower in cultivation.  Dahlia is a bushy, tuberous, herbaceous perennial plant native to Mexico...

On The Farm: Think deeper

Spring is an undeniably hopeful season on the farm, especially in the Northeast, it seems. It feels like a triumph, an instinctual moment of...

Working Girl

Most dogs don’t have jobs — unless you count stretching out on the couch, begging, tail-wagging, and sleeping. Rosie is different; she’s a Border...

Girls and Horses

I was introduced to horses at 6, when my father’s girlfriend at the time, Nancy Safford, took me to Nip ’n’ Tuck Farm for...

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