Turning Our Garden’s Bounty Into Community
Nature is never obedient. It rallies forward. This is the reality on a farm: The bounty comes all at once.
Crisis Unicorn. Chicken + bee keeper. Author of a stroke memoir, Tell Me Everything You Don't Remember (Ecco/Harper Collins). Her short fiction and essays have appeared in ZYZZYVA, Guernica, The Rumpus, The New York Times, and BuzzFeed, among other publications. Her novel is forthcoming from Ecco / Harper Collins.
Enter your email address to receive notifications for author Christine H. Lee
You have been added to the notification list for author Christine H. Lee
More by this author
Being left behind is not a disadvantage. It is an opportunity to grow and an opportunity to live life on my own terms.
I was single for the first time in eighteen years. I felt unmoored. For the first time in eighteen years, everything was new, including me.
More in this series
The thing my mom told me to do—“Save twenty percent for yourself. Never give one hundred percent to anyone.”—was not selfish after all. Not when thinking about my own survival.
Bees do not attack—just as trauma survivors do not attack, but rather defend. She will not sting you unless she believes the colony’s life depends on her defense. Because when she stings you, she dies.
In insisting on an anatomically correct Charlotte, E. B. White was playing with fire: People hate real spiders.