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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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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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New Seedlings

 It snowed 6″/15cm the other night. The temperature fell to -19C. Purely an ugly April nightmare. There is hope. Hope for spring. Praise God that the seasons still perform there functions. Although there is a ton of white fluff and more angel-dandruff falling by the hour, the ground has little or no frost left in it. […]

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Your own Beans

Today I am sifting and re-sifting through my bag of bean pods. This was the first year that I decided to salvage left over peas and beans and greens from the garden in the fall. I can’t believe I let these things go to waste before! To think that I’ve bought bags of beans for […]

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When Potatoes are $5/lb.

Over our supper of steak, spud and carrot stew Hubby told me some shocking news. He was visiting a couple in town yesterday. The wife had just been out grocery shopping and was peeling 3 potatoes for supper. She told my man that she had just spent $6 on these potatoes…and look here she exclaimed, one of […]

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Onions: an old wives tale?

I read some info on the use of onions to cure illnesses…in fact the claim was it could have helped with the black plague. Ok…this was serious business for me. Had I been missing a valuable remedy? The stories go like this: A doctor found a healthy family in 1919 among many others that were suffering […]

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Veggie Tails – Part 3

             Lastly these querky spuds.                     All these netted gem potatoes came from one hill. I unearthed them like an archeologist, leaving the first pile on the left as they grew. The second on the right is the organized version layed out […]

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Spagetti Squash

Remember that I said the best place to store squash is behind your couch/sofa in your living room? There is one more consideration: What if your couch isn’t big enough? Well…consider them a decoration and let them spill out around and everywhere. Surely when the cost out of a store is like $2 per pound, […]

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