December 10, 2010

This video was made prior to my trip to the Terra Madre Conference in Torino, Italy.  I am reposting this farm greeting for my new friends from around the world. I want to thank Josh Viertel and Juliana Taube and their amazing Slow Food USA team for their contribution...

October 10, 2010

I  can't help but compare my life to one year ago. My story has a happy ending, but I continue to share memories from that experience that present the contrast. Last fall after the eviction, I would steal away in the dark to visit the farm.  On full moon, I would often...

August 28, 2009

This year we celebrate the 99th mint harvest in my family.  It’s a small harvest, however, it is a harvest.  If you had asked me on August 28th of last year, I would have told you it was probably the end of an era.  With that in mind, this is a perfect time to say how...

August 28, 2009

Small Town, Heart Break...This picture was taken August 28th, 2009 just before pulling away from the farm on eviction day.  I am grateful to these 37 people and 2 dogs beyond words.  The sunflowers were planted in Mint Compost and almost reach the sky.  I retrieved a c...

May 31, 2009

This was just a quick slide show of the Old Crosby Mint Farm Barn. The property it sat on is just across the street from your friendly Walmart Super Center and is currently for sale. Every farm and house that I knew as a youngster have all been torn down, burned, etc…....

April 10, 2009

This was published in the Healing Garden Journal in May of 2004.

Preserving the Past, Envisioning the Future

By Linette Crosby

One of the greatest gifts I have received in my life, is the gift to grow up in my very own healing garden, our family mint farm. It is here wher...

March 28, 2009

I have been attempting to find a common ground for starting this blog.  For a woman who would rather sit in the middle of a mint field, or take a quiet walk, exposing my thoughts through the written word, on the internet (?) is a bit intimidating, and I have to admit s...

April 16, 2008

Muck…I grew on a mint farm whose soil is “muck”.  For those who don’t know what it looks like, check out this picture posted.  We were planting and I must have stepped on something.  But, muck is dark and rich.  And when it’s dry, it slips through your toes and tickles...

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