Winter Rye

Berwyn, Illinois
708-484-3902

Ramble Five

Ramble Five The solitude of lockdown gave us the gift of time and an opportunity to rethink our business: how we source our materials, what we choose to make.  During these pandemic years, we learned how to make and pour molds for ceramics; we grew broomcorn in our...

Ramble Four

 Ramble FourWe’ve been thinking a lot about the sun these days. After all, it’s August in the Midwest and hard to ignore the sun. Yet even when the polar vortex was upon us this winter, we were aware of the power generated by our closest star as the automatic...

Ramble Three

  Ramble Three It’s funny how one incident leads to the next.   Last winter we experienced several days of 70mph winds that remind us, although the grasses are gone, we still live on a prairie. The six-foot fences on the north and west side of our garden and...

Ramble Two

      Ramble Two We’ve been pondering the speed at which our lives seem to be moving, remembering when time passed slowly, when twenty-four hours felt just about right and winter vacation lasted a lifetime. It wasn’t that long ago that the days...

Ramble One

    Ramble One On a chilly day in October of last year, we planted winter rye in our garden beds to improve the quality of the soil. Despite the cold weather, we watched in astonishment as the seeds sprouted, and then grew fourteen inches before the first...