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Mom’s home cooking

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Cooking was not something my mother ever needed to learn when she was growing up — her family had a cook. When she married...

Essay: Blue sky

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The beginning of a new year gives us the opportunity to make a fresh start, to make our lives more like we want them...

Domestic Disturbances: I’m tired of being self sufficient

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When I was little, I always wondered why I was born into a family that had enough to eat, rather than into a starving...

When Slip Away needs a tractor, Slip Away gets a tractor

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From the beginning, Slip Away Farm has thrived on the support of the Chappaquiddick community. The island’s thin and sandy soil is sadly lacking...

Domestic Disturbances: Impermanence and the End of Summer

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The fish are jumping at Cape Pogue Pond, breaking the surface of the still water for a quick glimpse of the world above, where...

Domestic Disturbances: On Tree Therapy

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What is Tree Therapy? Tree Therapy is a powerful non-prescription curative used to: Reduce the risk of feeling old associated with aging. Treat the indefinable...

Chappaquiddick turns back the clock

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For a week in April, Chappaquiddick seemed to come untethered from the normal everyday world and drift back in time to when life was...

Mass. Memories Road Show travels to Martha’s Vineyard

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If you had to pick three photos to preserve for posterity, how would you decide which to choose? The Mass. Memories Road Show had...

Domestic Disturbances: Drama at Chappy Point

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On a quiet fall day as I rode my bike onto the ferry heading back home to Chappaquiddick, the deckhand said, “Walk your bike.”...

My Wild Food

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At the end of summer, our Island turns into a bountiful orchard full of wild apples, pears, and cherries, beach plums, grapes, rosehips, and...

The Jeffers of Chappaquiddick

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The way people used to talk about Tillie and Gladys Jeffers, it was as if they were one person. They were sisters, Wampanoag Indians...

Domestic Disturbances: That Chicken in My Window

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When I came home at the end of the day, there was a chicken waiting outside my front door, standing there in the patient...

The trails of Sailing Camp Park

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The Sailing Camp Park has a new system of beautifully laid out trails that loop through a peaceful section of mature oak and pine...

Meet your farmer: Lily Walter of Slip Away Farm

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Catching up with Lily Walter of Slip Away Farm.

The end of my lawn as I knew it

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And what I’ve got instead.

Island holiday traditions: Vetebrod on Chappy

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A treasured family recipe, courtesy of a Swedish exchange student.

Potluck on Chappy

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Islanders show their appreciation to the ferry crew.

Martha’s Vineyard gardens yield end of summer bounty

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It's the season of too many zucchinis

Chappaquiddick ‘Slips Away’ into the pastoral

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Young farmers work the land at Chappaquiddick's Slip Away Farm.
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