Category Archives: Garden and Home

O, to be in England . . .

“O, to be in England                                                                                                                          Now that April’s there” The words of Robert Browning jumped out at me the other day from the pages of a book I was reading.  I was looking for some poetry that would be uplifting, inspiring, … Continue reading

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A Big Chill

We’re gearing up for a big chill in the upper midwest.  Last night the wind was howling and hurling itself at the house like a sumo wrestler attacking his opponent.  The windows were rattling so much I was very afraid … Continue reading

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Chicken Wrangling!

Raise your hand if you’re a city girl….I know that you can’t see me, but I am waving like anything because I am a city girl, too. As of today, though, I fall into a whole different classification:  I am … Continue reading

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MAY IS . . .

. . . chock full of things to celebrate! Alrighty. The weather is getting nicer, the sun is shining more, the snow and ice are long gone, and my restlessness has reached an all-time high.  I have to get rid … Continue reading

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Seeds, Soil, and Worm Poop . . .

That bit about the worm poop grabbed your attention, didn’t it?  Heh heh heh.  The Community Garden people had a presentation at the library to talk about different types of seeds (hybrid and heirloom), what makes a good soil, and how to improve … Continue reading

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HAPPY EARTH DAY!!

Where were you on the first Earth Day?  Were you here on the first Earth Day? Forty-three years ago the first Earth Day was celebrated.  It was a crisp, clean spring morning in Southern California.  I was a freshman struggling … Continue reading

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April Showers Bring……

This and this and this Oh, and this… But wait!!  There’s more!! April Showers also bring And since it is going on NOON and no sign of any snowplow so I can get out of here, I am feeling . … Continue reading

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It’s Official!!

St. Paddy’s Day has come and gone, and as of yesterday it is Officially Spring! Unofficially, well…….. While 18 degrees at 2:00 in the afternoon is not exactly my idea of spring, it was at least sunny, which for some … Continue reading

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Exhaustified!

Why, oh why, didn’t I take Auto-shop instead of Home-Ec in high school? If I had, then I might have sounded a little less goofy than I did today. Yesterday my car started making a hideous noise on the way … Continue reading

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