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It’s another Chicken Summer

e’ve been raising meat chickens every other summer, and last summer was our summer off.  This year, my wily brother-in-law convinced my folks to try a new breed.  They are called Freedom Rangers (oh my!) and we got them through … Continue reading

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The Harvest Begins….

oday, Mom and I picked beans for the first time and filled 2 five gallon pails!

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Waiting for Asparagus

e’ve been watching these guys stretch upwards and are incredibly excited about our first meal of asparagus just around the corner.

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Rhubarb Tidbit

y grandpa taught me something about rhubarb (which he calls Pie Plant) I thought I’d share with you.  He said an old Irish woman told him that the indication of when rhubarb is ready to start being taken in the spring, … Continue reading

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Easter Buns

f you know my mom at all, you probably know she is one hell of a baker.  She usually makes dinner rolls for both sides of my extended family most every holiday.  So today I helped her form over 12 … Continue reading

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Sculpture for my Dad

Happy April Fool’s Day!  You’ll never guess what this sculpture I built last week is for… ou see, last week was my dad’s birthday and so I spent some time sculpting something that he has been requesting for several months. … Continue reading

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Heavy snow

he first seeds sprang up even as the tree boughs sagged under heavy March snow.  Check out the voluptuous seed-pod growing on the amaryllis stalk in the lower right corner.  Something must have fertilized it.

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