Hens

Names

Some people shake their heads when I tell them my chickens have names, especially after the emotional loss of Georgina-Henrietta and Eloise. But today when I got home from work and school, a bit tired and more than a bit crotchety, three little chicks chirped, flew around their brooding box, and then happily danced under… Continue reading Names

Recipes

Put the Lime in the Coconut… Mojito with Fresh Mint

The first time I had a mojito was on Dia del Amor y la Amistad, a day dedicated to Love and Friendship in Colombia. My friends Carlitos and Sandra, both my labmates at graduate school at the time, are from Colombia, and invited us all over to celebrate this day of friendship. Carlitos made mojitos… Continue reading Put the Lime in the Coconut… Mojito with Fresh Mint

Garden · Plants

The amazing delicateness and impossible robustness of plants

I am constantly amazed by both the delicateness and resistance of plant life. For a lot of Antarctica’s earth history, the continent was covered by a lush landscape – trees, marshes, ferns, flowers. There were even a few crocodiles. But even after Antarctica was almost entirely frozen over, plants kept returning time after time, popping… Continue reading The amazing delicateness and impossible robustness of plants