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Fall Migration: The Beautiful Country of Upstate New York

For the past decade, the end of summer has always meant traveling for me.  At the first hint of autumn, I would head south alongside the geese from my upstate New York homeland to arrive in time for the beginning … Continue reading

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“Gardening is a Subversive Act”

So y’all may have noticed that I haven’t exactly been on a writing binge lately, which will likely be explained in the post coming up next.  But in the meantime, I wanted to share this great video with you.  It’s … Continue reading

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Fickle Weather and Tomato Blossom End Rot

It seems like it’s taken forever to get a good supply of tomatoes coming in from the garden.  It’s not that we didn’t start them early enough in the spring.  It’s not because we transplanted them outdoors too late. It’s … Continue reading

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Summer Garden Harvest

Here’s what I picked yesterday in the garden while I was doing some maintenance weeding.  No additional words necessary, really.  Just check out that basket and read the shirt! 🙂 Happy gardening!

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You know what they say about quitting your day job…

That you’ll be busier than you’ve ever been in your entire life!  (Or, when it rains, it pours.) And after this week, I can officially vouch for this.  Full-time, short term work plus freelance writing gigs on top of it?  … Continue reading

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Growing Soil – The Root of the Problem

In a perfect world, the soil in any specific location on this planet would be exactly what it needs to be for the plants that are naturally inclined to grow there, and vice versa. The soil of a deciduous forest … Continue reading

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Successful Gardeners Grow Dirt First

Ask an organic gardener or farmer what she grows, and there’s a good chance her answer will be “dirt.” Beautiful, sweet-smelling, dark chocolate-colored dirt filled with humus, rich with minerals, and teeming with millions of bugs, worms, and microogranisms.  Repeat … Continue reading

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