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Spring Foreshadows

Slowly we’re shaking off the effects of our winter hibernation, walking outside to sniff the air to see if we can detect any signs of spring. Some days it feels like yes. Some days, no. That’s part of the joy … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Prepping for Winter

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In A Vase…err…Pumpkin On Monday

And so Monday arrives with all the baggage she brings. The weekend is in the rear-view mirror, the work week  begins. Five long days to slog through on our way to another glorious October weekend. Five more long days ’til … Continue reading

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September’s Warm Embrace

By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summer’s best of weather And autumn’s best of cheer. ~Helen Hunt Jackson If April is the cruelest month, as T.S.Eliot suggested, September may be the kindest. And September in Kentucky … Continue reading

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Tips for Tastier Tomatoes

We have limited space in the suburban garden that is the Squirrels’ Nest so tomatoes are awarded prime real estate. Most every other plant is incidental, and subservient to the placement of the tomato plants. “Watermelon this year?” Ms. Professor may … Continue reading

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What Kind of Sandwich?!?

We’re in the heat of tomato harvesting. And eating. BLTs, Caprese Salads, Fresh Salsa, Omelets, etc etc. I’m not saying I’m tired of fresh homegrown tomatoes. I’m just saying I’m looking for a little variety…spice of life, and all that. … Continue reading

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And the Rain Rain Rain Came Down Down Down.

July showed up wet and topical here in our part of the Ohio River Valley. Brief but angry thunderstorms. Long, gentle rains. Soakers and Sprinkles. Gully Washers and Frog Stranglers. And when it’s not raining, it may as well be, … Continue reading

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