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Day 461 Bittersweet / Bittersüß

Who would have thought that this is the alternative name for the poisonous plant Woody nightshade (Solanum dulcamara)? Its flowers are similar to those of a potato plant. 159 more words


Take care to avoid Halloween surprises

Southeast Farm Press lists a few areas that livestock managers should be aware of this fall, especially concerning toxic weeds and chemical pesticides:

1. Examine temporary pastures or fields that are unfamiliar. 73 more words


First Touch of Autumn

Sharing part of my garden on this first full day of Fall.  Each year more Chinese Lanterns appear from the original few.  Now I find out “they spread rampantly!”


Blackened Trout and Sauteed Kale with Ginger

In an effort to eat healthier, we have incorporated more fish into our diet.  Well, I have incorporated the fish and the rest of the family enjoys the benefits as well.   487 more words

Taste This

One Potato, Two Potato

This weekend I harvested another crop from something I didn’t actually plant. Freebies are fun!

Fingerling potatoes were in the soil of one raised bed when we moved into Coppertop back in January.   243 more words

Good nightshade Irene

Hanging like a juicy bunch of tiny tomatoes, the poisonous fruit of the Climbing nightshade (Solanum dulcamara) looks all too innocent.

(Earlier post about nightshade flowers.)