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Garden and CSA Update 7.15.17

Hi friends!  So obviously my summer-every-two-week-blog-post goal didn’t happen!  Yeah, it’s been a month.  I guess I was being very optimistic about how much time I’d have available to devote to blogging.  Jason and I both have full-time jobs, we have two boys, and we started a CSA this year with a garden that needs… Continue reading Garden and CSA Update 7.15.17

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Sunshine Blogger Award

I was pleasantly surprised this morning to see an email telling me that Valerie at Living Lighter in Atlanta nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award!  I may have had some other ideas for this week’s blog, but I thought it would be fun to stray from the beaten path and answer her questions.  It may also… Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award

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Ginger Ale Syrup

While there may be snow outside now, the unseasonably warm weather last week made me think that spring is just around the corner!  Warm weather means planting season is fast approaching. Personally, I can’t think of anything better after a hard day’s work than a refreshing and delicious beverage. We don’t drink commercially produced soda often… Continue reading Ginger Ale Syrup

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Politics. Or, Why I Am Proud To Be a Third Party Voter. 

Over the past two years you have not heard me once make a comment regarding the 2016 election or the candidates.  For this there are several reasons; namely being that I find arguing with people over politics to be a misguided waste of time.  You have your beliefs and I have mine, and those are… Continue reading Politics. Or, Why I Am Proud To Be a Third Party Voter. 

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Fall Planting 

If you are unfamiliar with the idea you might be thinking, planting in the fall?  Is that possible?  And the answer is most assuredly yes! There are several easy ways to extend your growing season, without the large costs of building a greenhouse.  These include hoop houses, row covers, mulches, and cold frames just to… Continue reading Fall Planting 

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Since It’s Been a While…Garden Update!

Ah, September 3rd.  There is a noticeable crispness to the air at night now, the first few leaves are starting to turn, and all the basic girls are ordering pumpkin-spice-everything (I say it with love).  Fall is just around the corner in the Great Midwest and I am welcoming her with open arms.  She is… Continue reading Since It’s Been a While…Garden Update!

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Let Me Introduce You… To The Gardens

Since I have been speaking about how our gardens influenced my lifestyle change, I should probably show you around!  One of my absolute favorite parts of the day is watering everything and seeing the growth from each day. We have two wooden raised beds with trellises that were here when we purchased the home.  Then… Continue reading Let Me Introduce You… To The Gardens