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Focus on the positive

First of all, thank you to all those wonderful readers who took time to make such thoughtful comments on my last post. Reading them did improve my outlook, and gave me much to think about. The downward spiral continues, but … Continue reading

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The First Day of Autumn

The first day of Autumn…already! How did that happen? In some ways, it seems as though I was just celebrating all the “firsts”…the first crocus, the first daffodil, the first radish harvested from the potager, the first ripe tomato and … Continue reading

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Today’s harvest

August is the bountiful month, when the harvest journal entries for each day nearly fill a page. The colors of produce always amaze me. Just pulling all the baskets together is a feast for the eyes. Purple beans, glossy scarlet … Continue reading

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October in Review

October always brings the biggest, fastest transition in the potager. Early in the month, the beds are still lush and full. Production is still high and the preserving of the produce fills more time than the gardening. The only planting … Continue reading

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September in Review

There is an old adage that says “Whatever the weather on the first day of September, the rest of the month you’ll see!”  Well, not so for 2019’s September. While it rained on the first day, the rest of the … Continue reading

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Homemade Ketchup

As I age, I find that old family traditions and memories become more important. Picking yet another four baskets of tomatoes, and gazing at overloaded pepper plants reminded me of being young, maybe 7 or 8 years old and being … Continue reading

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August in Review

Yet another month has flown by at warp speed. We’re already a week into September, and I’m just now posting last month’s review! As I’ve stated in recent posts, timely rains have continued throughout the summer. Instead of turning hot … Continue reading

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May in Review

  The photo for May shows that the beds are filling, but also reflects the excessive amount of rain we’ve experienced through the yellowing of many of the plants.  Some of the garlics are beginning to suffer, especially those in … Continue reading

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October Monthly Review

October began with adding pumpkins and the wooden pumpkins along the potager fence, as you can see above.  Orange is my happy color, so adding more of it to all the gardens is always a fun task.    For the … Continue reading

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Welcome Sunshine!

  After five days of heavy rain, it is wonderful to see the sun beginning to light up the potager.  So, gathering my harvest baskets and camera, I waded through the puddles to see how things had changed during the … Continue reading

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