Gardening

Mastering the Art of Vegetable Gardening

Apparently, I need to start the onion seeds as of yesterday (actually, quite a few yesterdays ago). It’s been years since I attempted to grow onions from seed, and even longer since I’ve grown any varieties of onions other than green bunching. It’s only February second, and I already feel a touch like I’m behind… Continue reading Mastering the Art of Vegetable Gardening

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On Making Good Decisions

The annual flood of seed catalogs began in early December, and as usual I was easily seduced by their offerings. My favorite catalogs are obsessively highlighted, and I compiled shopping lists that approached mildly ridiculous double-digit sums. But as any “responsible” gardener does, I pulled out my seed box to take inventory before dropping hard… Continue reading On Making Good Decisions

Crafting · Food Preservation · Gardening · Miscellaneous

Overdue Books

I got quite a few review books last fall that I had the intention of reviewing right then and there, but then I got hit by the freight train of life and they languished on the shelf for quite a long time. But now that I’ve got a breather in between school terms, it’s the… Continue reading Overdue Books

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Cabin Fever & The Spring Garden

It happens every year in late February – early March. Cabin fever sets in. This winter has felt especially grey. I find myself daydreaming of spring breezes, and getting my hands in the dirt.  When I work my day job from my home office, I have a view of our back garden, including the main… Continue reading Cabin Fever & The Spring Garden

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DIY Baking Pan Planter

I love it when I can find multiple uses for a single item – it gives so much flexibility to the items we chose to keep in our homes. I also love herbs – I usually buy a few new plants every weekend at the farmer’s market when they’re available. I just can’t help it!… Continue reading DIY Baking Pan Planter

Food Preservation · Gardening · Miscellaneous

Planning for the County Fair

Oy, missed a few posts this week! Summer is hard on blogging. At any rate, I wanted to give a quick update on my plans for the county fair, since I started dreaming about it back in February. When our fair premium book came out last month, I was excited to find a couple of new… Continue reading Planning for the County Fair