A Fluid Theme Throughout My Life


I live at Eirinikos Grove, a property I acquired in 2021, on Puget Island near Cathlamet, Washington. I have over 20 years of farming experience, and my plan for the Grove is to grow small amounts of many things and share the excess with others locally.

As of autumn of 2023, I have a patch with 26 English lavender plants. In July 2023, I distilled 6.5 oz. of essential oil from these plants. In early 2024, I will take cuttings from the existing plants and create several dozen more. 

Also in 2023 we had a pretty good crop of Persian/English walnuts. We dried and shelled them and I can’t stop eating them. I am looking forward to bigger and bigger yields.