10 Things + Pumpkin Pie You Can Drink

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A few notes from here in Nashville, here in this first week of October: 1 / An autumn that’s all big mums and our neighbors’ porches filled with pumpkins, right alongside bare feet and sundresses. 2 / A few blog updates, some obvious (design changes) and some not (new hosting). If anything seems wonky when you stop by this space, it probably relates to one of the things we’ve changed, and we probably don’t know—so please tell us. 3 / A a new library book I’ve been waiting for, an interview with its author (posted here) and my favorite quote from that interview: “My description of this room will differ from your description of this room will differ from everybody else’s description of this room because we are limited and graced by our own pair of eyes, the things that we notice in the foreground versus the background—That’s the beauty of creative work.” 4 / A good chunk of time thinking about this story, especially because of one line about always wanting everyone to … [Read more...]

Harvest Einkorn Pound Cake

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A few days ago, Tim and I rearranged our work hours to go to the pumpkin patch in the middle of the day. We never found the pumpkin patch. Instead, where the map said the patch should be, we found a sweet little house and a lot of open land and, well, this: Sometimes I forget how close you live to the country when you live in Nashville. The entire time we drove those sunny back roads, we never saw another human being. We saw the friendly guys above, some horses, a dog I thought was a llama and a large parcel of land with a big "for sale" sign, but there were no signs marked "pumpkins," no arrows directing us a different way, so we drove the winding trail back to town, just us and the animals and the blue sky. Back in town---Watertown, that is, population 1500---We found an antique store where the shopkeeper not only welcomed us in, but also told us about her daughter, talked about Maine, invited us back ("Wednesdays and Thursdays are the best days") and recommended … [Read more...]