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New 2015 Resolve


My 2014 garden and crops depended almost entirely on the amount of water I manually provided them for drink. That wasn’t much. I will do better in 2015. I need a good strawberry year again. I’ve got twice as many Raspberries as I need since I encouraged all my neighbors to grow their own (which […]

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Seed Harvest


Almost every excuse is gone now. Canning is over; Christmas is gone; The tax work and paper-work jungle is in order. If I don’t want to start the mending, then…it IS time to winnow and separate the seeds! Be a friend by sharing…

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Deer eating me…


…out of house and home. They like the tantalizing tidbits in my garden that represent exotic treats to them. What’s not to like? I thought it odd that they didn’t pass by and nibble down the rows of lettuce and cabbage this spring. They’ve apparently changed their itinerary this year to late fall. Pruned carrots. […]

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The Longest Day


The longest day of the year has arrived. I stayed up all night to see where the sun went… …then it dawned on me. Be a friend by sharing…

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The New Hatch


Babies add joy to my life. My 50 chicks are almost 2 weeks old and eating  over a gallon of ground up alfalfa, clovers, and dandelion greens….phew!…a lot of work for me and my blender. These young plants have about an 18% protein content which, if supplemented with a small portion of fishmeal or other […]

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Snow?


Huh? It’s June 4. The moral of the day is: Be careful what you pray for. I prayed for moisture. I got it. At 6 am it was only three degrees C above the freezing mark!     I planted my corn, tomato and flower transplants just 4 days ago. The corn is sagging–ewwwh!   […]

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The New Chicks


The most amazing things about having a sea of yellow fluff in the chicken house is how much time I can spend there while outside the door the grass keeps growing, the meals go unmade, the phone doesn’t get answered, the sun rise and sets… The mail arrived  at noon with 52 (2 are extra […]

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Hurricane Force Storm


We had a real freak of a storm in January. The power was out, but not that I really cared - in the beginning. My lamps were aglow and the fire was crackling in the wood cook stove. The wind blew so hard I could hear it roaring inside the log walls of our house. Even […]

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