Author Archives: Candace

About Candace

My name is Candace Nigh. I am a wife, Mom, sister, social worker, hiker, engineer, and sleep champion. Passionate about social justice, public policy, and American History. Blog about sustainable urban farming. Creator of Garlic Celery Carrots:

2014 Potager Garden

 Joe and I completed the high-level design for our new potager garden.  A potager garden is a kitchen garden that produces vegetables and herbs, and also includes ornamental design features.  Simply put, we want our garden to be beautiful as … Continue reading

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Salad making is an artform from the ground up!

Salad making is an artform from the ground up!.

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The Enduring Joy of a Hot Cup of Tea

I start out each morning with several hot cups of chai tea.  I switch to rooibos chai, a naturally decaffeinated tea, in the afternoon.  I find hot tea to be comforting, bracing, and rejuvenating.  In honor of today’s meditation on … Continue reading

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Pop-up Green House: Kick it up a Notch with Winter Farming

Joe and I purchased a portable greenhouse kit right  before New Year’s Eve.   We also purchased several bags of top soil and river rock to condition the site where we planned to install the greenhouse. The greenhouse consists of two … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson on the Joy and Ease of Walking

“The sovereign invigorator of the body is exercise, and of all the exercises walking is best.  A horse gives but a kind of half exercise, and a carriage is no better than a cradle.  No one knows, till he tries, … Continue reading

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Winter’s Descent into Terra’s Embrace

Winter’s Descent into Terra’s Embrace Winter relentlessly crept into the landscape. Icing the black walnut with its frigid glaze. The arctic stream permeated my lungs. With a deep exhaustion of hopeless despair. I looked to the black walnut in stalwart … Continue reading

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Emerson: Finish each day and be done with it.

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and … Continue reading

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