It’s Monday morning and it’s cloudy. This is a good representation of what it’s like on the Homestead.
We do have some exciting news, though! The latest issue of Greenwoman Magazine just came out and they printed an article I wrote for them! AND I have a bunch of them to give away!
Have you read the New Yorker or Harpers or The Atlantic? Greenwoman resembles these literary magazines, but all of the essays, poems and drawings have gardening as a theme. Publisher Sandra Knauf includes articles written by some of our local gardening celebrities, like Larry Stebbins of Pikes Peak Urban Gardens and David Rudin of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation.
Can I even begin to tell you how excited I am to have a column in the same magazine as these two? You’ll see what I mean when you read their essays.
I have another story about the magazine, too. Sandra threw a party to celebrate the new issue. She handed me a copy when I walked in and I said, “This is going to be an unusual party if we all sit around and read the magazine instead of talking to each other.” I was kidding, but I sat down to look at the table of contents and that’s exactly what I found myself doing. Lesson learned: If you give me a magazine, I’m a terrible party guest.
If you would like a free copy, leave a comment on this post and, if you haven’t already, sign up for the Local Business Stories list (also known as “Chickens on the Mailing List“), on the sidebar or by following the link. Not only will I have your mailing address, but you’ll also get information about locally owned businesses once I get that going.
For those of you who have signed up and are wondering what’s going on, I’m slowly making progress on this project. I’ll write about it this week and show you what I’ve got.
In the meantime, this cloudy Monday morning in January seems tailor-made for reading and daydreaming. Let me know if you’d like to add the latest Greenwoman issue to your collection of seed catalogs. What better time to dream about the spring garden?