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Greenhouse Effect

This year I feel like a different gardener than in years past. It isn’t about cancer– all that did was lose me a year of gardening. But I’m more confident about all the crops, more in tune with what is … Continue reading

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Some Garden Cookin’

What a difference a week can make. We had a visit from Steve’s daughter Catherine and her boyfriend Homer over the 4th of July holiday. When they arrived, June 26, I scrounged to make a meal. It was fabulous, farmer’s … Continue reading

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Flowerland

It is difficult to get motivated about the flower garden when you look out the window and the whole “backyard” is coming up in wildflowers. In fact, at the retreat house where I work, which will have its first major … Continue reading

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Kraut

Every day I’m harvesting produce, and it’s still kind of alarming to see all of it in the pails on the counter or out on the ledge by the kitchen door. Every day I try to do something that counts … Continue reading

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The Season

It’s been a strange season in the garden. No two years have been alike, it’s true, but this season has been like a series of mini-explosions. I think I can still stand by my statement that it’s the best season … Continue reading

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Daily Harvests

I’m thinking next year I might do a little photo project and during June-October take photos of what I harvest every day. Or, you know, maybe just for August and September. Because every day I fill as many pails as … Continue reading

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Salmon and Peas in Cream Sauce

One of the best things about summer, when there’s so much produce, is sitting around with an ingredient in mind and figuring out what I want to do with it and then how to make it happen. It might be … Continue reading

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July Garden Tour

I keep hearing how everything is late this year, but you couldn’t tell by me. Everything this summer has crept up on me. I wasn’t ready for my birthday in June. July 4 went by like a blur. And in … Continue reading

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That Season between Winter and Summer

I know there used to be a season between winter and summer. Between snow on the ground and 29 degrees  and daytime highs of 85, wool hats and sun hats. It was the season of love! It was a season … Continue reading

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Potatoes in the Bag

Mr. Hooper is getting out of yak farming. He’s giving up the Christmas trees, too, and retiring. He’s putting some of his land into prairie, which is good news for Steve the prairie landscaper. And we also took this opportunity to … Continue reading

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