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Spring?

I think it’s coming … the calendar tells me so.  And so, I am firing up the little greenhouse that I use for germinating my seeds and overwintering next years shrubs and perennials. It’s funny how difficult it is to … Continue reading

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happy holidays to all

Things are definitely winding down on the farm now.  The ground is frozen like a rock.  Row cover is blanketing everything inside the hoophouses.   The peonies are asleep under a nice blanket of aged compost. All is calm, All … Continue reading

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22 degrees with a low of 9 tonight ????

They’ve got to be kidding. I knew winter would slam us eventually, and I thought I was prepared, but, I think I was just fooling myself.  This is brutal. Marilyn went out this morning to dig up some carrots and … Continue reading

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another weekend project

Isn’t this an amazing trellis?  We took down part of our split rail fence and had all these great, aged locust rails so, we decided to build something for the kiwi vines to grow on.  This should give them enough … Continue reading

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Paperwhites

It’s like springtime in the little greenhouse.  A balmy 50 and the wonderful smell of growing things.  The Paperwhites are all coming up big and hunky, just the way we like them.  We got them from a new supplier this … Continue reading

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Boo … !

Happy Halloween to all you ghoulish fiends.

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tulips going in this week

It’s been so wet lately!  What a difference from this past summer.  Since planting tulips involves getting out the heavy equipment, dry conditions are a must.  Not to mention, my aging knees prefer it.  3600 bulb are stacked in the … Continue reading

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Yikes! it’s almost October!

Where did September go?  The leaves are dropping off the maples in our yard so fast it’s like a golden snowstorm.  Speaking of which, I sure hope we don’t see one of those for a long time.  Maybe, Christmas eve? … Continue reading

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there’s some weird things growing out yonder in the pumpkin patch

I know it’s only the middle of summer, but these gourds were so cool, I just had to show you. Tiptoeing around in the pumpkin patch is like a treasure hunt.  Marilyn and I were so thrilled with this one, … Continue reading

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I promise to take more pictures

It’s just been crazy around here trying to get everything in the ground but, we’re starting to pick some way cool things that you’ve just got to see.  I’ll get out there with the camera soon so check back. And … Continue reading

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