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Years of our lives

That moment when you realize it was 2014 when you posted last, and it's somehow now 2017.... How did that happen? Looking back over all the year's posts, my poor garden blog went from frequent excited posts to sporadic random recipes and "want…

We get winter like Florida gets sun

Well, it's been winter since the second week of November here (it was winter early October last year though, so I am happy fall stuck around a little longer) and it just keeps getting more and more wintery. And I'll tell you a secret, I can…
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They move in...

If you follow me on facebook, you probably noticed a few pictures I've posted of our recent "guests". They are gypsy moths (or the caterpillars that will turn into them) and they don't want to move out. Google says that BTK is "the thing"…
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Raised bed & tub gardening

What a difference a thousand miles makes. In Oregon, the garden (and weeds) was growing like crazy by the end of May; here in Alberta it's only just warmed up enough to take a chance at planting outside. We were too busy this year to start seeds…
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Pinterest Thursday : Decorating

I am a lousy decorator. I know what I like, but being able to create the look I want in my home has made it so that for too many year, the most decorating my homes have gotten is new shower curtains in cute or fun patterns. Like, I don't even…
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Chickens!

"A chicken in every pot" - 1928 Rep. Party campaign slogan "Don't have a pot to put it in" - 1928 Dem. Party response slogan It's time to get back to more regular posting! There's been so much going on that I haven't had the brain power to…