These Ink-Stained Thumbs
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These Ink-Stained Thumbs

by Christie Purifoy I once read a book that turned my thumbs green. It was The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I’d never so much as planted a seed, but images of a walled garden, a swing draped in roses, and the buried treasure of flowering bulbs left me with green inky stains. I wanted a … Continue reading

This Spacious Place
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This Spacious Place

by Christie Purifoy We moved to this old farmhouse nine months ago. For the first time in my life, I am keeping chickens, starting seeds, and planting trees. Indoors, I am baking sourdough, brewing kombucha tea, and making chicken stock like clockwork each Friday. If you could see me with my baby on my hip … Continue reading