Tag Archives: Gardening

April showers bring mid-life crises

In between rain storms, as the clouds part enough to work in the yard, I’ve been putting the last few infrastructure touches on my garden.  Some of the seeds I put in the greenhouse last month have sprouted now, others … Continue reading

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Expanding the garden space

Z. ditched me at the last minute. Change of plans.  Shame, too. . I had everything out and ready to go.  Guess it’ll be another week or two before we make duck sausage. Checked the weather and saw that we … Continue reading

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Egg with Sage & Polenta

All of us are off this week for Thanksgiving Break, Momma & I both being educators.  This past Saturday, once it warmed back up, I turned the last of the summer garden into the compost bins and put the boys … Continue reading

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Scones w/ Blackberry Preserves

I decided after a fun week of learning how to pickle things, I would ease back into something I’m a little more familiar with.   I had one last gallon of frozen blackberries from this summer and figured it was time … Continue reading

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November

Calling it.   The last of my summer crops has finally given in to the cold nights.  This weekend is going to bring a few 30-degree nights, I think, and even the new pods are starting to mottle brown.  The blooms … Continue reading

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Garden walk with me

If I could only grow one herb, it would be rosemary.   It was the very first thing I put in the ground when I moved to the new house.   I put four plants in a tight row directly underneath my … Continue reading

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Planning the Suburban Homestead

2016 has been an interesting year.  One of those, should we live through it, that will end up being in my great-grandchild’s Social Studies report. . . if they still do those kinds of things in the future. I’ve not … Continue reading

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oh . . . the waterfalls

April, she is a crazy girl.   While staring out the back window hoping that the hail isn’t doing too bad of a number on my gardens, and marveling at how well the greenhouses are standing up against tornadic winds. . … Continue reading

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Spring harvest

That last 20-degree low did a number on my seedlings in the greenhouse.   That’s April for you.  I ain’t mad at her.  She’s too pretty to stay mad at for long.   I salvaged what I could, started a few more … Continue reading

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Scratching the Spring Itch

How I played in the dirt today: Planted begonias, dusty miller, petunias, and dianthus in my front bed.  The begonias are the dark purplish-red and the dianthus is a variegated red/white.  I planted white, dark purple, and variegated white/purple petunias.  … Continue reading

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