Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Giving Tree

There is a “child’s” story, called “The Giving Tree,” from Shel Silverstein. What a treasure. It is all about giving and sacrifice. That’s hard for many of us to understand. When my daughter, Hart, was a child, we had a Northern Spy apple … Continue reading

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The beginning

A little story:  I met Bride at a restaurant/bar where I often stopped in after flying back to Boston to decompress before facing a pending divorce at home. We passed, walking to the restroom, Bride and I, and she said … Continue reading

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Taking chances again…

Here it is, almost May, and the weather fnally seems to be turning to a late spring, so today I laid down 30 feet of composted horse manure, covered by cardboard for a three-foot-wide bed, that covered in turn by … Continue reading

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beans

Alright, so the Vegetable Gardener’s Bible, which I’ve found both helpful and wrong, says beans germinate at 75-85F. soil temp, but can be sown outside when soil temps reach 60F. And they grow best at 60-65F. soil temps. Huh? Rodale’s … Continue reading

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Must be spring…

Sorry I haven’t been around posting stuff friends, but it’s that season when everything must be done and must be done now. About 700 Walla-walla sweet onion plants arrived Friday, so they must go in the ground, and I built … Continue reading

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Dill

 As a kid I used to hate the smell of dill pickles. Too strong.  In those days, for me, catsup was one of the major food groups and salt was an exotic spice.  Years later bride and I began canning … Continue reading

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Question

Crows are the only land birds I know of who call out when it’s raining. Why is that?

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