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Six on Saturday: Nov 28

This Six on Saturday is a mixture of six things that are making the days more cheery. First of all, the 2020 Christmas tree, which is even more appreciated this year than it has been sometimes in others. We didn’t … Continue reading

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Building the Berry Boxes

We finally had a lovely, sunny day at almost 60 degrees F, but the real factor was that there was only a light breeze. I don’t know how it’s been where you are, but here in Indiana we’ve had days … Continue reading

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Replenishing the Herbal Pantry

Autumn brings the last chance to restock the many jars and tins in the herbal pantry. Although we didn’t entertain this year, we also never ate out, so some of the jars emptied faster than usual. Out here in the … Continue reading

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Another autumn chore

Yes, I know I said next on the job on the list was building the berry bed covers, but then I realized I can build berry boxes anytime, but I can only stain/seal the fence and gates when the wood … Continue reading

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The Bulbs are Planted!

The weather has been absolutely perfect all week: upper 60’s or even low 70’s with lots of sunshine and just a gentle breeze. No one could ask for better bulb planting conditions, especially considering the rains awhile back had softened … Continue reading

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October: Monthly review

Overall, October was a pretty month and a good month for growing once we got past that initial little frost on October 5. The leaves turned golden and gently covered the ground. The skies turned that deeper blue as autumn … Continue reading

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Bulbs are here!

The last of the bulbs arrived today, all were unpacked and the order checked. There were a few items sold out, but all the most important items are here. It’s a drizzly, cold day so the planting won’t begin immediately. … Continue reading

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Random thoughts

A pretty day, after a couple of days of much-needed rain fell, so I finally became disgusted enough with the view of the potager to do something about it. The two potted “Juliet” grape tomatoes that have produced a quart … Continue reading

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Was it worth it?

Someone asked me if I really thought going to the trouble of covering “tender” crops before a frost was worth the effort. I reported in an earlier post that our first frost occurred on October 5, but that it was … Continue reading

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Simply perfect!

A poet once said perfect days come in June, but I beg to differ! So far, October has been a string of perfect days here in central Indiana, and during this period, there is time to actually enjoy them. June … Continue reading

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