I’m not sure if we all continue to identify ourselves by where we grew up, for we have feet and access to shining, moving objects and go, grow, reassociate and reinvent. I feel very fortunate that I’ve been able to interact will all of those motions and have now come full circle. I, once again, live in the geography that has always been of my heart and soul and authenticity.
I’ve always been interested and drawn to the elements of life that connect us, to things that are real, things that can be understood purely out of our human nature.
That being said it shouldn’t seem odd that I’ve found the perfect fit in small scale agriculture, growing food and saving seeds. It has been the culture of agriculture that has struck me deep. The relationship we have with what we eat, how we eat, who we share meals with and how those acts define our days and lives. My food culture has become rich, very rich with the opportunity of travel, warm friendships and long, loud, family dinner tables.
An even more resonating chapter in my passion for food, seeds, the sun shining down with fidelity on the broad leaves of Red Express cabbage, is my recent move back to Siskiyou County and the honor of growing food and seeds for the community that raised me.
This blog shares the stories of this journey, the cultivation of land, a small farm called Homeward Bounty Farm.


5 thoughts on “About

  1. I love they way you use words! Such warm and living images.
    May I use a quote from your blog in our Garden Club Program Book? I would like to use:
    It has been a patient year. The bounty unfolding with a tease of anticipation. How eager I am for a plate of sun ripened tomatoes, a smile of watermelon, to hydrate while working in the fields by crunching into the watery cells of a lemon cucumber! I can see the fields playing now, and not just hard to get. Fruits are growing heavy and full, the dawn of the much anticipated Bounty!
    and wouldinclude the tag: http://homewardbountyfarm.com/tag/poems/

  2. Hello Judy,
    Where is your Garden Club Program located? I would be honored to have a quote in your book. Could you add the name of the farm along side the link – Homeward Bounty Farm.
    Happy Growing,

  3. Certainly! We are in Hampden, Massachusetts, celebrating our 83rd year…Every year we publish a booklet including art, appropriate poetry and quotes, program details, and a member’s list. I can send a copy (in a few weeks), if you let me know where; or I can just scan the page you’re on, or you can check out our website (informative, but nothing like yours! in a few weeks… Thank you much!

  4. That would be lovely Judy, thanks! It sounds like a lovely publication. The address is 1805 Timmons Road Grenada, CA 96038. I would love to pay for a copy and reimburse you for shipping. This time of year is bursting with inspiration, how fun to compile it all in a spring booklet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s