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A Little Whimsy This Year

What’s happening in your garden this spring!

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January Musings

            With a full week of January still to be seen, one would expect thoughts of spring further away than a dim horizon. Au contraire. I rose early this morning because there was a thawing chicken in … Continue reading

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The Great Snowstorm of 2018

After much hype and ado, the great snowstorm of 2018 hit the northern Arkansas Ozarks with a whimper. We woke to a heavy dusting of unmeasurable snow and damp walkways. The weather person was right – we did get snow. … Continue reading

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The Making of Tomato Pie, savory

Even though I consider myself a southern woman I had never had, much less eaten, a tomato pie until last summer. How did I survive without this delicacy?! I make this pie several times throughout the summer and it is … Continue reading

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Missing My Mother’s Comments

My mother will be eighty soon. She is still pretty spry and spunky for eighty. But she doesn’t get to her computer anymore to check email and read my blog. And the bottom line is – I miss her encouraging … Continue reading

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What Was New In The Garden – summer 2018

I planted two new tomato varieties this past spring; San Marzano and Brad’s Atomic Grape (because Baker Creek was pushing them and they looked cool). The San Marzano tomatoes grew well, we had plenty of hot dry weather. Do they … Continue reading

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Summer Garden, Winding Down

This years irregular weather has provided a challenging garden season and pushed us to some creative solutions. We put tents made of cloth covered hardware cloth over the pots of mint and used window shade cloth to not only cover … Continue reading

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