Earth and Ink with Sonja Yoerg: Pigeon vs. Hornworm

Earth and Ink with Sonja Yoerg: Pigeon vs. Hornworm

My husband calls me “Pigeon,” not as a term of endearment but in recognition of my visual search abilities. I’m good at spotting things and so are pigeons. To survive, a pigeon must be skilled at detecting the edible crumb or seed amid a background...
Earth and Ink with Sonja Yoerg: The Real Feel

Earth and Ink with Sonja Yoerg: The Real Feel

Gardeners, like farmers, talk a great deal about the weather, so I’m sure I mentioned our wet spring, the four wettest on record, if you must know. After that deluge, however, the weather gods have kept the faucet firmly in the OFF position. We’ve had less than an...
Earth and Ink with Sonja Yoerg: Christmas Pudding to the Rescue

Earth and Ink with Sonja Yoerg: Christmas Pudding to the Rescue

I can’t lie, friends. It’s been a rough two weeks. In the midst of ever more troubling news, our little town became center stage of a national screaming match about, well, everything, because that’s the way we do it these days. There have been multiple death threats...
Earth and Ink with Sonja Yoerg: Salad Days

Earth and Ink with Sonja Yoerg: Salad Days

My garden is taking care of myself right now—aside from daily weeding—so I thought we could move indoors and spend a little time in the kitchen. After the garden, it’s my favorite place. We eat a lot of salad, my husband and I, to take advantage of the picked-that-day...