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Nature’s Thermometer – The Cricket’s Lullabye

By On September 18, 2016

It has been a long time since I’ve posted, and even longer since I’ve been out to the garden for anything other than to add to the compost pile, and feel immense… Read More

Raspberry Oatmeal Bars

Raspberry Oatmeal Bars

By On August 19, 2016

And just like that *snapping fingers* the dog days of summer have come to an end. Baby-girl is off at what is her first day of Middle School, Boy is slowly waking… Read More

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Chicken Rental? Rent the Chicken

By On August 4, 2016

If you’ve never had a truly free-range grown at home egg, you are missing out. The shells are thick, often hard to crack open, the whites are full-bodied and filling; the yolks… Read More

Raspberry Preserves

Raspberry Preserves

By On July 25, 2016

One of the unanticipated side effects of this crazy hot summer that we’ve been having is that the raspberries ripened far more quickly than expected. What normally is a harvest that is… Read More

Mosquito repellent

Homemade Mosquito Repellent

By On July 20, 2016

Mosquito season has arrived with gusto! Spend more than 15 minutes outside in the early morning or evening, or in mosquito havens like the garden, and the flying syringes of death and… Read More

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What’s bugging you? Landscape & Garden Pest Control Intro

By On June 29, 2016

This is the first in an ongoing series on lawn and garden pests and pest control that I’ll be adding to as time allows. Another series will be on various weeds that… Read More


Swiss Chard & Mushroom Pie

By On June 19, 2016

Years before we became parents, Karl and I celebrated countless hours in the kitchen, creating elaborate dishes from far away lands or exploring produce that wasn’t common in our area. Having grown… Read More

Soil Test Sample

Soil Test Comparison

By On June 7, 2016

Soil is what’s under your feet; dirt is what’s under your nails – as many of my professors (especially the soil scientists) would say to any student that mistakenly called the ground… Read More


Rhubarb Lemonade

By On June 5, 2016

Phew! The day was a hot one! And on days like this, there is nothing better than sitting back with a cold drink in hand – and one that is fitting for… Read More

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Sponsored Post: CedarCraft Self-Watering Elevated Planter

By On June 1, 2016

In a recent post I shared some before and after photos of a few of the raised beds in my garden, beds that have been in place for nearly 20 years. Built… Read More