Revisiting the Garden of the Future

Revisiting the Garden of the Future

Do you remember when I created the new garden area dubbed the Garden of the Future?  It was back in spring when the long wait for things like turnips, garlic, kohlrabi and asparagus seemed almost unfathomable when compared to the ...

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Mowing Day 2014 – fire safety at great cost to wild birds

Mowing Day 2014 – fire safety at great cost to wild birds

It’s Mowing Day in the field below us… Every year the county mows, once the rains have stopped, the grasses have begun to dry out, and before the fireworks start.  While we do appreciate the fire safety, it is downright ...

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My Garden Kicks Ass, finally!

My Garden Kicks Ass, finally!

My cousin sent me this hilarious card years ago now, and I guess I felt a little unworthy... I dunno. Anyway, this year, I gotta say, it's true. Fifty-one percent of the credit goes to the coming of rain. The other forty nine percent is due to planning, right tools for the job(s), edumacation, green thumbs on both sides of my family and dumb luck!

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Spring Explosion 2014 – a Garden Album

Spring Explosion 2014 – a Garden Album

The plants haven't been this happy in years, due to the ongoing drought. The perennials have a jump on the vegetables, of course, but that's fine with us. Plenty of heirloom vegetable seeds yet to sow, and we haven't even started with herb or flowers seeds.

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The Garden of the Future: a place for the slow-growing edible plants

The Garden of the Future: a place for the slow-growing edible plants

There was never a good idea for part of the garden that we call "the Garden of the Future". Finally, the slower growing edibles have a place of their own!

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When Life gives you Rampant Roses, Interplant with Edible Plants!

When Life gives you Rampant Roses, Interplant with Edible Plants!

You know how one day you wake up and you just can’t take it anymore?  Well, today was just such a day, and the problem was the entrance to the property.  Sure, I could blame it on that man and ...

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Vegan Lavender Chocolate Truffles

Vegan Lavender Chocolate Truffles

Don’t these look delicious?  They are next on the list of things to make (and give away)!  We made and gifted truffles this last holiday season, that batch was based on the Ghirardelli dark chocolate truffle recipe. A Rich Vegan ...

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10 Awesome Vinegar Life Hacks you Should Know + DIY Recipes

10 Awesome Vinegar Life Hacks you Should Know + DIY Recipes

We do already use vinegar for a number of things like cleaning the windows, removing tarnish from the silver and removing the mustiness from leather.    That said, this is a great video that a friend shared with me. When we ...

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What’s Wrong With The Modern Diet [CHARTS] – Business Insider

What’s Wrong With The Modern Diet [CHARTS] – Business Insider

This is a great article, initially posted to Facebook by a friend.  The more I read, the more I HAD to read…  I’d known bits of this, but never seen it all in one place before.  Thank you Beth! What’s ...

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