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Taking Summer Stock - What Worked? What Didn't?

I love and hate the end of the summer.

I hate that it has ended.  I love that I can spend quiet hours cleaning up, organizing and getting ready for the next garden. 143 more words

Organic Gardening

Peach Butter, Sauerkraut & "Pumpkin" Bread

I had a fun day at my friend’s house. She brought home cabbage,kale, purple cabbage and lots of squash from her sister’s organic farm. We spent the morning making fermented sauerkraut with the kale and cabbages. 266 more words


Season's best: Tuscan Tomato Sauce

Tomatoes are a staple in my summer garden. Each year, I carefully select the varietals I will grow from saved seeds guided by my notes on prior crop success. 585 more words

Karen Pavone

Blueberry Cordial & Water Hyacinths

It’s been weeks since we’ve had rain. Temperatures have been in the 90’s for a while now. Berries shriveled on the canes, the gardens are brown and crispy. 257 more words


Good Critters

Sometimes we think of all bugs, birds, and bees as pests, regardless of whether they’re actually doing anything detrimental to our gardens or to us. But they’re not actually all bad, and some are downright good to attract to your home through creating a habitat and using careful organic pest control. 1,157 more words

Organic Gardening

Prolific Peppers & Bee Stings

I spied a particularly fat and juicy blackberry in the patch yesterday. As I reached over to pick it, a bee swooped in and stung me right in the armpit. 256 more words



What a beautiful sunny day it was here in West Cork. A great day for the market and for buying some more plants for the winter plot. 234 more words

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