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Appalachian Thursday--Seed Catalogs

I still have to work hard to resist them. The catalogs filled with beautiful, full-color images of corn and strawberries and squash and green beans . 275 more words


The Winter Tomato Blues

Who doesn’t love a nice, ripe, juicy tomato?  It’s been many months now since we’ve been able to sink our teeth into a scrumptious backyard or farmers market tomato – minutes, hours, maybe a day or so fresh off the vine.  746 more words

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Recommended Plant and Seed Catalogs

Happy New Year to all of you frustrated gardeners and faithful readers! I know that, at this time of the year, the only thing that keeps me dreaming and excited about the upcoming gardening season is the steady influx of wonderful seed, plant and garden supply catalogs.   280 more words

Two essentials of the past: Growing things and cooking

In November 2012 I had the pleasure of attending the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair. My favorite part about it is hidden in the show’s current title; it contains a good amount of ephemera, including some vendors that specialize in ephemera. 978 more words


"Merry Christmas you wonderful Building and Loan!"

Yay! We watched it’s a Wonderful Life yesteday!!! Three cheers!

Hey, did anyone notice that tomorrow is “Christmas”???? (Over enthusiastic grin). Because I did! I also noticed that no one is around since Mom is sleeping, Thol is at physical therapy, and Dad is putting away firewood. 367 more words

Autumn Already?

By Roger Erpelding
Contributing Writer

The calendar says it is May 22. However, I have already received three catalogs with fall merchandise and delivery dates. 258 more words



By Roger Erpelding
Contributing Writer

Most years, I am done ordering seeds by this time. Not only am I done ordering, but the seeds have arrived, the packages are Brailled, and they are in some kind of planting order–the early crops, the late crops, and the flowers. 500 more words