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Respect your Elder!

I’ve said often that June is my favorite month.  The weather has settled, the flowers are blooming, and the bounty of the potager is flowing into the kitchen.  But it’s the elder that makes this month so special to me.  … Continue reading

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Elderberry Cordial

One of my very favorite herbs is elder, for both the blossoms and berries are versatile and valuable.  In mid-January during another blast of winter, I pulled a bag of elderberries from the freezer and cooked a medicinal and tasty … Continue reading

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About that pruning….

  February is a good month here in north central Indiana to do some pruning.  Fall-bearing red raspberries are cut down to about 6-8″ and summer bearing just need old canes taken out.  New canes that grew late summer and … Continue reading

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The bounty begins! But wait….

One of my written goals for the potager is to “keep good and accurate records of the harvest.”  That hasn’t been as easy as it would appear, partly because it is hard to force myself to take the time, and … Continue reading

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