Blueberries Waking Up


With spring weather, we can finally go about our farm chores with visions of the upcoming season in mind. It’s still a long way off, but we’re over the winter hump, and it feels good to have something to look forward to. The berry plants are now budding out, and we’re a little behind in pruning, but should have it wrapped up soon. (Or I should say Stacy will have it wrapped up soon, as she’s done the vast majority of it this winter.) We’re still getting by with mowing twice a month, but it will be every week here pretty quick.

Of course, excitement about the upcoming summer season is tempered with the work still left to do: finish pruning, start the annual and ongoing battle with weeds, re-do the dahlia field and put the tubers back in the ground, mow,mow, mow, weed, weed, weed…

But the opening buds and dreams of sweet berries and happy customers keep us going. We’re stoked! Hope to see you in person at the Poulsbo Library on Saturday afternoon or Silverdale Library Monday evening. Or on Comcast Sportnet’s (I think I mistakenly referred to it as Fox Sportsnet previously) Outdoor GPS show tomorrow.

Upcoming Book Events

Just a little heads up for some regional appearances in the near future:

Thursday, April 4th, I will be on the Fox SportsNet show “Outdoor GPS” for an interview about Closer to the Ground. If you haven’t seen this program, it’s a great regional outdoor program shot live in Portland. But I think it’s available on most cable providers throughout the Northwest.

Saturday, April 6th, I will be at the Poulsbo Library at 2:00pm, and on Monday, April 8th at the Silverdale Library, 6:00pm, to talk about and read from Closer to the Ground. Since the book takes place here, I really want to reach out to our fellow Kitsap County locals. If you have time, please come by and join in the discussion.

That’s it for now, but we’ll be at most of the Kitsap Regional Libraries at some point in April. I have the full schedule posted on the website at, and will try to post reminders here as we go.

Thanks, and I look forward to meeting you in person at the upcoming events. Hope you are all well.