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planting days

The last couple of weeks have been busy prepping and planning for our vegetable garden.  We had prepared the ground and then had about a week straight of nonstop rain, as did most of the eastern US I believe, and then we thought we better get things in the ground when we had a few sunny days while we were able.   856 more words

The Bulb Flowers: A Royal Procession

“Yes, they are tiny growing things and they might be crocuses or snowdrops or daffodils,” she whispered.
She bent very close to them and sniffed the fresh scent of the damp earth. 883 more words

Things Lost...Things Given in Return

In Recollected Essays by Wendell Berry, there is an essay called: The Body and the Earth. At the beginning Berry shares a quote from James E. 619 more words

Growing Things: Consider spray-free methods to eliminate aphids

Q: My hops grow well each year but they seem to attract aphids, so I have been spraying them with Malathion. I have also been using the insecticide on my rose bushes. 732 more words


Growing Things: Patience pays off when planting peas

Q: I am having all sorts of difficulty growing peas. I get the seeds into the ground as soon as the soil can be worked, but the peas just end up rotting away. 646 more words


Thurs 10th May 2018

“We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”

– Native American proverb

You know when all the feels hit you all at once?

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On My Mind: Plants

We’re at the halfway point for the week and that means that you’re all probably due for another dose of what’s been On My Mind. 208 more words