by guest blogger Leah Zerbe. The start of 2013 hit my family with an emotional sledgehammer that left me with lingering anxiety. I was living in fear, and nothing escaped my worry—not even subtle changes in the behavior of the animals in the barnyard. But it was a turkey that finally got me out of my head and back into the world.
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by guest blogger Maya Rodale. When I was 21 years old, I made a list of reasons why I can and should have a dog of my own. A few months later, Penelope arrived. A few days after that, I called my mother crying. Penelope was adorable, but she was an evil demon spawn that wanted to bite me to bits with her tiny, razor-sharp puppy teeth. In spite of thoughts of throwing her out the window, I vowed to love this dog if it was the last thing I ever did. Love took a year—a long year—during which Penny trained me as much as I trained her. Here’s what I learned:
In Part 1, Pumpkin came into our lives, only to vanish mysteriously. In Part 2, the search for Pumpkin seemed hopeless. Part 3: “Guess what we found?” Eve asked. “Pumkin?” I asked, hopefully. “Yes!” She said. “Alive?” I asked with trepidation. “Yes!” she said with joy. “I know it’s her because as soon as she […]
In part 1, Pumkin came into our lives, only to vanish shortly before Halloween. Part 2: We searched all over for Pumkin. We drove around the mountain. We asked the neighbors if she’d been spotted. We went to the local animal shelter and looked for her. She had one of those ID chips implanted in […]
When I was a little girl and sick in bed, I vividly remember my fuzzy gold blanket draped around my little legs. It transported me to the dunes of the Sahara. I would dream of adventures riding a camel across the desert. The sun coming in my window would make the dust sparkle like daytime […]
Raised on America’s first organic farm, Scratch author Maria Rodale learned how to make everyday favorites from, yes, scratch — the way you remember them; the way they turn out best.Order Now