‘…no wise fish would go anywhere without a porpoise.’
‘Wouldn’t it really?’ said Alice in a tone of great surprise.

‘Of course not,’ said the Mock Turtle. ‘Why, if a fish came to me, and told me he was going a journey, I should say, “With what porpoise?”‘

-Lewis Carroll

I have three very lovely children. My chief interests in life include, but are not limited to: what we will have for dinner tonight; what we will have for dinner tomorrow; whether my children are rested, fed, encouraged and aware; getting out of the grocery store with as much dignity and as little plastic packaging material as possible; assessing the real chances that we the people will come to our senses in time to save the bees, the oceans and the last vestiges of true democracy; and the very powerful and inspiring ways all of these things connect. With my husband, an artist, I am managed by a small sheep farm, and I write about all of this when I can stay awake long enough to string four coherent words together.


  1. Lynn Fowler says

    My daughter has sheep and goats in New Mexico, and I am loving learning their care and ways.

  2. Dear Janet,

    thanks so much for the jam and chutney. I cant wait to break it open!

    I love your blog. You are a terrific writer and lover of life.

    Andrea told me a little about you and how you have a White Dog cookbook. I would love to meet you some day. Also, I am hoping to start a blog and I’m wondering if you could give me some tips as to how to get started.

    Judy Wicks

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