Martha’s New Ribbon

Martha has a new ribbon for the cover of her book—a rich brown, like the rich dark earth. M-m-m… Or rich chocolate.

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Marketing went for a bolder look for A Place of Her Own and replaced the white ribbon with the brown.

I’m liking it.

Martha probably knew a lot more about rich earth than rich chocolate. I remember when we planted our hazelnut trees in a field on the bottomland of the farm, nursery stock we got from Martha’s Lane County farm to plant on her Douglas County farm (see “The Tree Link” below). I had been gardening in a lot of marginal soils in other places I’d lived. When we dug into the ground to plant those trees, I just knelt and sifted that rich dark earth through my fingers. I had never planted anything in soil so beautiful.

And now I think I’ll go out to the kitchen and get a small piece of chocolate. Just a little nibble.


5 thoughts on “Martha’s New Ribbon

  1. Judy Fisher April 9, 2014 / 9:46 am

    Very nice cover. It is earthy. I like it.

    • Janet Fisher April 9, 2014 / 10:40 am

      That’s what it was about for those early Oregon pioneers, the good earth. They’d heard fabulous stories about rich soil and soft weather. Oregon became a Promised Land for them as they headed west. The land is beautiful and weather mild, but many found wilderness life a little tougher than they’d imagined.

  2. heidiwriter April 9, 2014 / 10:55 am

    I like it a lot! And the connection with the earth is wonderful! (and chocolate too–YUM!)

  3. Bunny Mode April 9, 2014 / 12:20 pm

    You just can’t go wrong with anything that is the color of chocolate!! Can hardly wait to sit down and read about Martha.

  4. Janet Fisher April 9, 2014 / 3:38 pm

    Chocolate is a winner, all right. 🙂

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