“I live lighter on the land than at any other time in my life.”
One summer morning, after working in the CSA garden with friends, we picked a watermelon, slashed it open and sat talking, enjoying the sweet fruit, then feeding scraps to the chickens and pigs. That was one of many moments when I've realized how enjoyable it is to be here. I like the lifestyle Nubi offers, where everything has a purpose and is shared with others.
Formerly a pediatrician for 35 years, I live at Nubi with my two dogs, Karma and Teddy. My adult sons, Tom and Steve, live in Massachusetts and Texas. In a volunteer capacity, I act as a CASA/Guardian ad Litem, a person appointed by a court to represent the best interests of children in a legal proceeding. I’ve served on two boards, been the athletic director of a boys’ AAU basketball team, and have been trained in transformative mediation.
I have always been fascinated by living things, their growth and development. Albert Schweitzer’s philosophy of “reverence for life” led me to study biology, then medicine, and finally pediatrics. I enjoy the role of nurturing, serving, and care-giving. At Nubi, I’m very involved with the farm and chicken club. I also love reading, hiking, needle felting, and cooking and baking. I enjoy the many recreational opportunities of Peterborough and the region, including music, theatre, lakes, parks, and the Wellness Center at the Monadnock Community Hospital.
I was originally attracted to Nubi for the working farm, the energy efficiency of the housing, the social aspects of co-housing, the land with plenty of opportunities to walk dogs, and the intergenerational character of the community. I first learned about co-housing reading an AARP article. After my husband died, I looked into co-housing when I was looking for new place. My sons are happy about my move here.