Monthly Archives: September 2012

One last pumpkin post

Haha–yeah, I wouldn’t believe it either, if I were you. But I promise this will be the last pumpkin post for a while, in case you’re all getting sick of them (although how you could ever get sick of pictures … Continue reading

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. . . and more pumpkins

I know I probably sound like a broken record here, but I just think there is no easier way for some bright color in the gardens this time of year than putting out pumpkins. It’s amazing all the different kinds you … Continue reading

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Purple potatoes

We had a lovely weekend–some cleaning, some cooking, some time with friends and family.  Just what we needed for some rejuvenation and relaxation!  (Plus it’s really nice to have a clean house again!) 😉 We had company for dinner on … Continue reading

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Last weekend Trevor and I went up to the farm where we always buy our pumpkins for decorating–they have a ton of them, all different kinds and colors, and they are really reasonable.  Most of them are priced between 2 … Continue reading

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Fresh tomato soup

I love tomatoes.  And I especially love tomato soup.  Any kind.  From the can, from scratch, chunky, blended, thick, thinner, or bisque.  You name it, if it’s tomato soup, I love it. So I try new recipes fairly often, because … Continue reading

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More veggies!

What a weekend it was!  Because of the threat of frost, our CSA, Bluebird Gardens, had a FREE pick of tomatoes, sweet corn, and peppers.  Do you think we could resist?  (If your answer is “Not in a million years!” … Continue reading

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CSA Soup

I happened across a recipe the other day–you know how it goes, you’re reading a recipe and you think, “Hey, I’ve got all the ingredients for that already!” And what sounded like a good recipe now sounds like an awesome … Continue reading

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Beet test

We started the beet taste test. . . you may remember that Trevor and I decided to participate in the U of M master gardener seed trials, and got beet seeds to plant.  A pretty small number, actually–about 7 or … Continue reading

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Placed and planted!

I actually got it done after work last night, in spite of the sprinkling rain. . . I found a spot for my new (old) copper boiler, Trevor filled it with potting soil for me (I still can’t lift much), … Continue reading

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Potato harvest

On Monday while I was at work, Trevor dug our potatoes.  They’ve been looking yellow and dried up for a few weeks now, and we knew it was time, but we just hadn’t had the spare time to take care … Continue reading

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