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Birds are survivors


…and this year they are smarter than ever. I’ve been growing my own corn for a few years now, determined to grow as much of what I eat, as I can. This spring I didn’t have a chance to start more than one batch of seedlings. The first ones weren’t warm enough in the beginning […]

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Chain Saw Massacr…ess


Last year I brutally chawed the sunflower and corn stalks off with the lawn mower. It was mostly brutal on the machine. I did it because I like the idea of putting everything, including fibre back into the soil. It’s healthy for the dirt, but gives me satisfaction to fulfil the cycle of life (have you […]

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Using a Corn Zipper


Although I like beans and peas best from a frozen state, I like to can my corn. It saves some room in the freezer, but it also saves some work in my estimation as compared to blanching and cooling whole cobs of corn. I use this Corn Zipper to take off one row at a time. It […]

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Preserving the Corn Crop


I’ve got my ear to the weather reports for frost warnings. Meanwhile I’m trying to live through the energy-sapping, fast paced days of harvest. I grew enough corn for our year’s consumption.         It doesn’t sound like much until you realize this job will take me about 5 hours.            […]

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OK, I changed my mind


Instead now I am happy about my corn. When I pulled the first two cobs off I couldn’t really tell what was going on underneath the vines of pumpkins. Most of the corn stalks have 3 (!) corn cobs where I usually get 1. Hey…my corn plants are loaded! Then in addition to those cobs […]

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New Lettuce, Asparagus, Transplants in…phew!


This is where another great part of life begins, eating the new lettuce which has grown for about 6 weeks  already.        Mix in the asparagus and chives, strawberry and pansy blossoms, a few new Saskatoon leaves. I could live on my own if I don’t get too tired…it sure is a pile of work. […]

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It’s the May Long Weekend – oh no!


 I’m not sure that I want to think about it. Was it not yesterday or so that I said I like to have my garden in before this weekend? Remember why? I feel like an old sage predicting the weather like this. Can I be a young ‘old sage?’   This ‘Dandelion Butter in Whipped Cream’ […]

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I’ve planted the Supersweet Corn


As I was saying, Hubby keeps me busy, but all I have to do is suggest that I have to plant the corn, and he’ll allow any time needed. Once we tasted the Supersweet corn fresh out of the garden, there is no option but to grow it. I am especially surprised that I can […]

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