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The 2016 garden is not what I’d hoped it would be

This summer’s garden is turning out to be a bit of a dud–at least for my own personal food consumption.  On the other hand, the bees are having an absolute hay day, rolling around drunk in the sunflowers covered in … Continue reading

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Is that an….artichoke??

This plant has been garnering a LOT of attention in my garden lately.  I had a woman stop her car in the middle of the street the other day to ask me about my artichokes and then she stopped again … Continue reading

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Garden mania is in full swing

I’ve been quiet on the blogging homefront lately because life has suddenly gotten obscenely busy.  Work has taken a busy turn:  my supervisor is leaving for another job in 3 weeks and a co-worker is probably going to need heart surgery … Continue reading

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How do you reward yourself for all that gardening work? Triple Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Brownies

Sometimes a girl’s just got to have some brownies.  Even if there is no particular reason, other than there is a chocolate craving that needs to be satisfied.  But I considered my time spent in the garden Friday, Saturday, and … Continue reading

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Busy, busy in the garden

Clockwise, from top left: artichoke, rhubarb, oregano, chives. I spent a good part of yesterday evening and most of today in the garden.  The weather continues to be beautiful and things are popping up, needing to be uncovered from their winter mulch … Continue reading

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It’s My 1 Year Blogiversary

Hard to believe that it was 1 year ago when I started this blog.  My original intent for this blog was to document the road to what I thought was to be my hysterectomy last year.  But it didn’t really turn into that … Continue reading

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Hiking, Garden Dreaming, and In the Kitchen

Does this look like February in the Rocky Mountains??  If it weren’t for all the dead, brown grass, you might think it was June.  Sheesh.  I’m trying not to freak out about the weather–it has been in the 50s and … Continue reading

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It’s not too early to be starting seeds

It never ceases to amaze me that a tiny little seed, like this miniscule little English Thyme seed above, can grow into a large plant that will supply me with copious amounts of food.  What a miracle these little packets … Continue reading

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Three weeks down, three weeks to go

My surgery was 3 weeks ago yesterday.  Recovery is going very well.  I have been cooking dinners.  I can do laundry (I don’t carry a full laundry basket–I let Hubby do it).  I can check for chicken eggs (we are getting … Continue reading

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Post surgery: 1 week down!

Last night I had my first post-surgery sneeze.  And I can honestly say that I am glad it did not happen any sooner because it kind of hurt.  I tried to just “let it all out” but it still gave … Continue reading

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