Monthly Archives: October 2011

Happy Halloween!

I’m afraid I don’t have much for gardening anecdotes or advice today–I’m just too jazzed about Halloween to be thinking about much else at the moment.  I’m not sure why I love Halloween so much. . . maybe it’s because … Continue reading

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Pickles galore

I suppose, if I keep this up, I’ll have to change this from a gardening blog to a canning blog. . . but I feel like it’s legitimate because I’m using my garden produce for the canning. And there’s not … Continue reading

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More on carrots

You will be as astonished as I was, no doubt, when I tell you that I actually canned carrots on Monday night after work.  Usually by the time I’ve worked a full day I don’t feel like doing much once … Continue reading

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Weekend digging

Well, I’m back from my fabulous four-day scrapbooking retreat in the woods of Menahga, and I’m happy to say that it was a wonderful weekend.  Trevor notified me on Friday that my blog entry did, indeed, post, so whoopee for … Continue reading

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The great potato experiment

Ok, so it wasn’t THAT great. . . and it really wasn’t much of an experiment. But regular readers may remember that we planted and harvested four different kinds of potatoes this summer. . . a regular, red-skinned one (Desiree), … Continue reading

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Fall flowers

As I was out snapping photographs this past weekend, I was reminded of how much I love fall.  In spite of the fact that much of the plant life is turning (or has turned) brown, there is still a lot … Continue reading

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Last bits of summer

I was out in the yard for a bit this weekend and sort of checking out what’s left. I actually was able to cut enough flowers for one last bouquet to bring to work.  I was sort of surprised by … Continue reading

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Fall chores

I had company last night, and a couple of people requested a quick yard tour as they were leaving. . . I almost hated to do it, because of the current state of the gardens, but I thought what the … Continue reading

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Galls at Glendalough

This probably seems like an odd topic for a post, but I’ve been sort of fascinated with these things ever since the first time we went to Glendalough, probably five or six years ago.  So when Trevor and I visited Glendalough … Continue reading

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Plans accomplished

It was a very productive weekend! We got SOOOO much done, it felt great. The beets and carrots are still in the ground, and I didn’t have a chance to put the graveyard out (because it was raining yesterday), but … Continue reading

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