growing food

Take cover, crops

Take cover, crops

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No doubt the neighbors stared curiously as I tromped all over the future fruit orchard yesterday, running handfuls of soil through my fingers. The…

The real dirt

The real dirt

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In life, I’m equal parts water nerd and garden nerd. Luckily I have a job where my little nerd heart is about to explode…

Calendar girl

Calendar girl

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The best part of winter is drooling over the seed catalog from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange — or as hubby likes to call it, my…

Rosemary, baby

Rosemary, baby

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Hoping to reduce our holiday stress, hubby and I chose not to put up a Christmas tree this year. but we still hung stockings…

Let the sun(choke) shine in

Let the sun(choke) shine in

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So it’s about -147° tonight. (Perhaps I exaggerate, but we Southerners are not accustomed to wind speed higher than the actual temperature.) Maybe that’s…

The Mulchinator

The Mulchinator

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Autumn after autumn, I’ve gazed longingly at the fallen leaves from our three hardwood trees, knowing what excellent mulch they would make if I…