Category Archives: Gardening

Strawberry Smiles

Just guessing, but I’d say he’s pretty proud that he found the largest of the berries! We ordered strawberry plants from Gurney’s last year.  They arrived awfully early; we had to ask them to replace a bunch of them because … Continue reading

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Farm to Table: Lunch

I am entirely too proud of this meal.  The lettuce and strawberries are from my garden.  The cherries were given to me by a piano student, who harvested them from her family’s trees.  I made the cheese on the salad, … Continue reading

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Dirt Potatoes

One summer when we lived in Snohomish, my mother-in-law sent me home with some potatoes from her garden.  A neighbor happened by and saw them on my table, still clad in their topsoil, and exclaimed, “Are those DIRT potatoes??” Dirt … Continue reading

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Farmer Arms

I been a’workin’. Know how you can tell? That’s no tan line, it’s a grime line, baby. That’s equal parts sweat and dirt, with some thistle pollen and bug guts thrown in for good measure. My version of a farmer … Continue reading

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Clearing The Raspberry Jungle… with Goats and Cows

Weeding, when undertaken next to pasture in use, can be quite entertaining and sometimes a bit intimidating. The task: clear out the aisle between the raspberries and the pasture fence. The audience: cows, goats, and possibly the neighbors. “I would … Continue reading

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I think an intervention needs to be held for these lettuce plants.  They appear to be hanging out with a rough crowd.  I don’t like the look of those tomato hoodlums…

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Montmorency Pie Cherry Harvest

We inherited a pie cherry tree of the Montmorency persuasion (along with other edibles) when we purchased our house.  This year, we had a bumper crop. Last year, we had a pretty good-sized crop as well, but the birds got … Continue reading

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