Garden work

Counting down the days

I am counting down the days. To what you ask?   To a couple of things:  planting in the garden and the blooms of Spring flowers.  Why these two things?  Once we can plant in the garden, that means it’s closer to the time that we can eat from the garden and once there are Read More

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The Changing of the Guard

I am terrified of my pressure canner.  No, not MY pressure canner pre se, just pressure canning in general.  It certainly doesn’t keep me up at night, but I admit to finding enough alternatives to pressure canning that I have pressure canned NOTHING after 4 years of ownership.  But, you know what?  The door wreath is up, the Read More

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Back to Square One

If the seasons are cyclical and we all know they are, where exactly does the square come in, much less the first one?   Aren’t cycles by definition round?  It seems that going back to square one gets a bad rap a lot of the time.  For instance, you always go back to square one, right? Read More