Category Archives: Everything

A Garden Update

It’s May and finally there is warm weather. It has been a cool, dry, windy, cloudy spring. Things were trying to green up but it was taking a lot of effort. Then it rained. It rained over three inches in … Continue reading

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It’s A Keeper

A few garden vegetables continue to give me fits but not the leeks. No, not any longer do they challenge me. Starting them from seed a few years ago was challenging. Then my friend Pat gave me a bundle from … Continue reading

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April Starts Cold

Every year in a garden is different and this year is no different in that. It has been a cold dry windy winter. Plantings are several weeks later than the last few years but it will all come together one … Continue reading

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Spring Has Sprung

THIS is what I wait for, what announces Spring, this. These bright yellow jonquils say Spring to me more than anything else. Combined with a few rains, the first croak of tree frogs and a hint of green in the … Continue reading

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Where Did Winter Go?

What do you mean – where did it go? Did it even come? It feels like winter never showed her chilly face this year. Oh sure, it’s just the end of January but take a look at the forecast! We … Continue reading

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A Christmas Story – dedicated to my daughter-in-law, with love

I always want to put up a Christmas tree and decorate the house and most years I do. I really enjoy the ambiance it creates. The decor not the act. The act involves too much mess. What really holds me … Continue reading

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Satsuma Marmalade

I’ve made a lot of jelly and jam in my life but never once have I made marmalade until this week. My brother (who does a lot of cooking by the way) made marmalade and sent me a jar for … Continue reading

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