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Perseverance and Resilience

October 24, 2017

Something that struck me this year was the perseverance and resilience of plants. They really are amazing. I’ve been noticing this more and more because of all the plants that I’ve had in pots and the lack of care they have received and yet they still staunchly trouped on. My philosophy being if they die they […]

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Critters In The Garden

October 20, 2017

Normally, I don’t have an issue with critters in the garden. I live behind a 10-foot fence all around our property and it’s a gated community of two. Very few four-legged friends get in, but this year was a little different. First, it was the slugs! Now they are more of a pest than a critter, […]

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Raised Garden Bed Walk Through

July 27, 2017

Today I thought I would take you on a raised garden bed walk through. Be gentle… this is my first video ever. Disclaimers: don’t mind all the junk in the background. It’s not always like that. We moved a shed (right now it’s behind the little greenhouse before it arrives at its new spot) and […]

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Dehydrating Mint… Don’t Make The Same Mistakes I Did

July 21, 2017

After two years of failures, I’ve finally found the secret to dehydrating mint. What’s the secret you ask? Follow the experts! My Mistakes: The first year I dried mint I just cut the stalks, hung them up and put to dry in the sun. Result Left them too long they were brown and dusty they […]

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The Secret To Keeping Garden Lettuce Fresh For Two Weeks Or More

July 18, 2017

So you’ve picked your lettuce and there is more than you can eat for dinner. Here’s the secret to keeping garden lettuce fresh for two weeks or more so you can enjoy it longer. 1) Pick or Thin This year we are having a hot summer, so besides having lettuce in the garden (full sun) […]

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OMG I Think I Might Becoming A Vegetarian

July 10, 2017

I can’t believe it… but I might becoming a vegetarian. This from a person who has eaten meat all her life. Gets great pleasure in gnawing the bones until they are devoid of any scraps of meat and then pops them into the stock pot to make soup. My dad hunted (and still does) and […]

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Fresh Frozen Strawberry Jam

July 4, 2017

There is nothing better than to open your freezer in the middle of winter and pull out a jar of fresh frozen strawberry jam. It’s like a jar of sunshine especially if you picked the strawberries from your own garden. Freezer jam has always been a tradition in our family and I can’t remember having […]

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Update – Growing Strawberries In Sawdust

July 3, 2017

As the growing season is underway I thought I would give you an update on growing strawberries in sawdust. If you missed the post that I did on mulching my strawberries with sawdust you can read it here. It’s all about an experiment that I did this year to see if sawdust really worked as […]

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