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Summertime (& why I’ve been MIA)

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Summertime

You GUYS!  I know I’ve been absent from the blog for a while, but I’ve been SO summertime busy.  And I know every single one of you Mamas out there know exactly what I mean by that:  I’ve been working in the yard, the garden, the house, catching up on all sorts of things … including school, and trying to get us all… Read more »

Summer Gardens Begin in Winter

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The best summer gardens begin in winter.  Which is why seed companies and nurseries ship their colorful and alluring catalogs in January, of course. I used to think these festive fliers in my mailbox were just designed to mock me during the cold, dreary days of winter and make me covetous of warmer climates where there was still color, even… Read more »

A Long Row to Hoe

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At our place, it’s once again time to get the garden prepped and planted. Several years ago, we established a permanent garden spot, complete with raised beds that we built from reclaimed lumber and pallet boxes. We hauled in soil and fertilizer (read: manure from the corral), drew up detailed planting charts and diagrams and vowed that from that point… Read more »

The Great Squash Mutiny

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Over the past several years, my husband and I have made changes in our lifestyle designed to allow us more freedom – both financially and time-wise. We moved out of a town where the taxes and utility costs were sky high, into a much smaller house in the country where living expenses are lower. We paid off our cars and… Read more »