Author Archives: Laura Grace Weldon

About Laura Grace Weldon

Laura Grace Weldon is the author of two poetry collections --- Blackbird (Grayson Books, 2019) and Tending (Aldrich Press, 2013), as well as Free Range Learning, a handbook of natural learning (Hohm Press, 2010). She lives on Bit of Earth Farm where she's a barely useful farm wench. Although she has deadlines to meet she often wanders from the computer to preach hope, snort with laughter, cook subversively, ponder life’s deeper meaning, talk to chickens and cows, sing to bees, hide in books, walk dogs, concoct tinctures, watch foreign films, and make messy art. Blog: lauragraceweldon.com/blog-2/ FB: facebook.com/FreeRangeLearningCommunity FB: facebook.com/SubversiveCooking FB: facebook.com/laura.euphoria Twitter: @earnestdrollery

Creating a Forest Garden

For years I’ve been fascinated by the concept of forest gardening. Elderberries grow in our woods, along with nut trees. But we’ve had little luck seeding logs with mushroom spores, getting ginseng to grow, or fostering the growth of berry … Continue reading

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Wild Duckling Survival

Every time the Mallard comes into view I can’t help but check to see if all four ducklings are with her. Today, again, I sigh in relief to see them all present.  Continue reading

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Gathering Dandelions: Celebration plus Recipe

Forage right outside the door for this bright yellow, health-giving plant and celebrate with a flower power recipe. Perfect for kids! Continue reading

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The Importance of Enunciation

Watch what you say and how you say it. Continue reading

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Make Sugar Out of Apples

This process can reduce a peck basket of apples to a jar or two of apple sugar by the next day. Continue reading

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Free Range Chickens: Safety vs Freedom

What choice would you make? Continue reading

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Grape-Flavored Endeavor

Our newest project. Continue reading

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