My name is Karis and I’ve got worms!
I like to start conversations that way and see what happens.
One of my motto’s in life is. “Ready! Fire! Aim!” That’s how I approach gardening, cooking, craft projects, laundry (when I approach it at all) and this blog.
I am the wife to a hot cinematographer and producer named Mike, mom to two precious, spunky,smart, hilarious and stinky little girls and dog mom to 80 pounds of spotted doggy love. I keep a coop full of hens who lay beautiful eggs for me daily. I have several formal vegetable gardening spaces and use the concepts of Permaculture and edible landscape to both beautify every inch of my suburban lot, and provide the healthiest food possible for my family.
I have 12 fruit trees, 4 grape vines and several berry bushes. I compost and vermicompost. That’s where the worms come in.
I sing, write, read, cook, craft, sew, make soap, watch NCIS, drink a lot of coffee and apparently love to natter endlessly to a video camera.
My last meal would be French bread, French cheese and a California red.
Most importantly, I am redeemed by a God who has shown me enormous grace. I love the Lord, not because it comes naturally, is easy, or makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside, but because it’s the only response that I could have to a God who was willing to let His Son die in my place. As He is cultivating the dusty stretches of wasteland in my heart, I am cultivating the dust that collects in the yard of my Sonoran Desert home. And don’t fret, that’s about as existential as its going to get around here.