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Tomato Time

After a cold, wet spring that  slammed abruptly into a hot, hot summer without the usual tempering one would expect from a kinder and more benevolent Mother Nature, tomato season is finally here. The bite-sized tomatoes appeared first, Spoonful and Sun … Continue reading

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Peaches & Plums & Poetry

As June burns away into July in our part of the Ohio River Valley, the peaches are coming on nicely. Not that I grow peaches, but I know where to find ’em. And for the past couple of year, there’s … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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The Garden Awakes

Hello spring, true spring, the spring we thought may never come! Continue reading

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April the Cruel

T.S. Eliot opined: “April is the cruelest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain.” But while certainly occasionally cruel, April has a gentle side as well, tempering thunderstorms and late … Continue reading

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Vernal Equinox

We’ve had a good winter this year. For our family, that means a several good snows and temperatures low enough to merit wool sweaters and long underwear . The kids received a gift of snow days off from school and we … Continue reading

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November’s Welcome

Sometimes, in our share of the Ohio River Valley, summer slams into winter without much autumn to buffer the shock. September and October days that seem more June-like keep us in shorts and flip-flops. Our sweaters pine away in the … Continue reading

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