Category Archives: Gardening

Goalz

For dinner, I am starting off with: green beans, that I picked from my garden this morning, with butter I made from the milk of the cow currently grazing out in front of my house. For the moment, I is … Continue reading

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Might be time to pick this one

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Pickle Parade

I picked the pickling cucumbers yesterday. I’d swear I got everything; I was thorough. Took my time. Wore gloves so that I wasn’t timid handling the vines. I picked a gallon ziplock full, and got jars ready for them today. … Continue reading

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You might be a garlic addict if…

… the garlic you grew and chose to pickle with has cloves larger than the cucumbers you grew to pickle. I mean, we have larger pickling cukes. I just favor the little ones. Also, hooray for homegrown compost!

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Beans Everywhere

“We just picked the green beans a few days ago,” I thought. “There shouldn’t be more than a handful out there. Not even worth bothering with,” I thought. “I’ll just check under a few leaves to be sure.” I think … Continue reading

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Blueberry Bounty

It’s that time of year! Blueberry season… which lasts half the summer in western Washington, but not nearly long enough here on the eastern side. I made two trips out to Graf’s before they closed for the season, and scored … Continue reading

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First time for Garlic

Garlic harvest is done! We are up to the rafters in garlic! I’ve never raised garlic before, but I’d been assured by many friends that garlic is easy-easy-easy. And that’s how it turned out. Last fall, a student’s family (I … Continue reading

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