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Funny mushrooms

I maybe shouldn’t have titled the post that–I may have some very strange comments. (You just never know who’s going to find your blog from strange search words.) But I bought the most beautiful mushrooms at the Battle Lake farmers … Continue reading

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It’s that time of year

Yes, you guessed it–it’s time for roasting tomatoes. We’ve got tomatoes that won’t quit right now–but lots of other veggies as well. So, I decided I’d better get off my butt and make something besides BLTs for supper. (I mean, … Continue reading

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Pickles, pickles, pickles

And chutney. That could be the title of my weekend.  I had a very productive couple of days.  This is the breakdown of what I made and canned (mostly on Saturday): Peach chutney, 12 half-pints Sweet pickle chunks, 9 pints … Continue reading

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On the road

Road trip! I’m taking my mom to visit her sister in Omaha. I gassed up (the car–stop it!), got the car washed, programmed the GPS, bought snacks and bottled water, made sure I had all my medications, and we took … Continue reading

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An amazing weekend

What an incredible weekend!  The weather was just stunning–sunny, not too windy (a little “breezy,” is what they call it around here, but not bad, comparatively), around 80 degrees but really low humidity, which is unusual here in July. And, holy … Continue reading

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Coffee on the patio

Decided to have my coffee out on the patio this morning–I don’t know why I don’t do that more often.  I think because, frequently, it’s fairly damp in the morning out there from the dew.  Although our patio chairs are … Continue reading

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CSA bounty

It’s a great time of the season for our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture, for those who may be unfamiliar with the term–we belong to Bluebird Gardens). Greens, greens, greens!  We also got cucumber this week, little onions, and pea shoots and … Continue reading

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First garden party

We had our first garden party of the season last week! My mom and dad’s regular Tuesday night dinner crew came over (after their dinner out) for dessert and wine and a little garden tour. The weather was just absolutely … Continue reading

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A garden guest

I was doing some chores in the garden the other day (there’s always more to do than I have time for, it seems), and I happened to come upon this little robin, sitting there hardly moving. I wonder if actually … Continue reading

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Breaking in the new patio

We went to the lake this past weekend, and I had the chance to break in the new patio. It was just the four of us there (Trevor and me and my mom and dad) so I was sunning alone. … Continue reading

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