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Under the Terra Madre Sun…


I  can't help but compare my life to one year ago. My story has a happy ending, but I continue to share memories from that experience that present the contrast. Last fall after the eviction, I would steal away in the dark to visit the farm.  On full moon, I would often run into my… Continue reading Under the Terra Madre Sun…

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The kindness of others…


This year we celebrate the 99th mint harvest in my family.  It's a small harvest, but it is a harvest.  If you had asked me on August 28th of last year, I would have told you it was probably the end of an era.  With that in mind, this is a perfect time to say… Continue reading The kindness of others…

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Sunflower gratitude…


Small Town, Heart Break...This picture was taken August 28th, 2009 just before pulling away from the farm on eviction day.  I am grateful to these 37 people and 2 dogs beyond words.  The sunflowers were planted in Mint Compost and almost reach the sky.  I retrieved a couple of these sunflowers the next full moon...I… Continue reading Sunflower gratitude…

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Sitting in heaven…


From the front room of my great grandfather's house, I am watching the sun rise over super Walmart this morning.  The price of gas is $2.55.  And as of today, August 1st, there are now 14 days to create possibilities for saving this farm. Sweet music is on the stereo to tame my thoughts.  The… Continue reading Sitting in heaven…

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WKAR: Nation’s oldest family mint farm fights foreclosure


WKAR: Nation's oldest family mint farm fights foreclosure (2009-07-22) Shared via AddThis

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mint growers diversify…the detroit news


Mint growers diversify offerings to stay profitable | detnews.com | The Detroit News Shared via AddThis