Category Archives: E to H

Garden design

With gardening so much in vogue again, much of the nation has decided to seek  its fortune publishing books and articles on garden design, detailing every step with great precision and authority. They describe proper borders, paths, layouts, color schemes, … Continue reading

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Experts

An expert is nothing but a damn fool a long ways from home.

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The farmstand

One winter we decided it was finally time for our own farm stand. (You can decide anything in January while dreaming through garden catalogs.) Not having saved enough seed to sustain such an enterprise, we ordered wildly. Squash of course, … Continue reading

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Affirmation

Back in Tennessee, when bride and I made a living temporarily selling produce and preserves (you didn’t need a certified kitchen for preserves then) at the Franklin Farmer’s Market, she made a pesto that was to die for.  She’d ask for … Continue reading

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Home folks

On our way to Michigan for Thanksgiving a few years back, Janet and I stopped in my father’s birth and burial town of Elliot, Ill (pop. 327). I hadn’t been there in 50 years, but reports from two brothers who … Continue reading

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