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Fall Feasting

It has been a good week for Fall food. The weather has been chilly but not too cold (until the past couple of days where it swung back up into the 80s), and there is a bounty of veg, both … Continue reading

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Free to a good home

At the beginning of the summer, I was working at the library. There were plants, tomato and pepper plants (green? jalapeƱo? We don’t know!), that were free to a good home. I picked up two tomato plants and a pepper … Continue reading

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Still in Bloom

It is very hard to share space with people. Especially when you share space with people who do not communicate the way you do. I’ve run up against the wall a few times this week trying to accommodate other people’s … Continue reading

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First Harvest and Other Things

I have harvested my first tomato of the season. I was so excited about it and so happy with how big this grape tomato got! There are other tomatoes that are starting to turn red and it is very exciting. … Continue reading

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In Which I Find a Hidden Vegetable

When we brought the plants home from the gardening store where we bought them, we made a sudden stop at a stop light and the plants pitched forward in the backseat where they were. The spaghetti squash and cucumbers fell … Continue reading

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In which I cook with produce from my garden

The kale, swiss chard and broccoli have all reached a size that I’ve started harvesting it. We’re going to have kale and swiss chard every week until the first hard frost, probably. (And, maybe beyond that if I can figure … Continue reading

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Backyard Babies

Planting things is always exciting, but it’s followed by a period of intensity where you monitor them, hoping they’ll take to the ground. I’ve been going out in the evenings and checking on the plants. Until this past week, we … Continue reading

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Gardening

In the middle of last summer I moved closer to my parents. This was an excellent choice, but it was in the middle of the summer, right after my summer teaching duties ended, and was quite quick. I like doing … Continue reading

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