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I was only able to snap this photo because a certain lady goose wasn’t doing her job… again. That’s a lot of goose eggs, just going bad while that same certain someone is napping in the front yard when she could just as easily be snoozing on her unhatched goslings.  Can you tell I’m growing […]

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I’ve known my husband for nine years, and every spring he talks about going mushroom hunting.  The local lore is that you’re supposed to wait until the red bud trees bud, and that morels “like” poplar trees.  Before you run out, buckets in hand, note that I have no idea if any of these tips […]

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After Will tilled up the lower yard, there was on onslaught of April showers.  Our tomato seedlings grew into leggy trees as we waited for the lower field to dry out. Once the ground no longer resembled a sponge, Will planted chard, collards, beets, and lettuce from seed.  That was about two weeks ago.  The […]

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It’s probably indicative of my geek status, but when faced with a question, my first instinct is to look for a book.  Sure, I’m young enough that we had the internet when I was in college, but I still think of the world wide web as a place to look up the name of that […]

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I consider myself a pretty decent home baker.  I’ve mastered bread, be it of the sandwich variety or crusty country french.  I’ve even conquered brioche.  I make a mean cheesecake and amazing chocolate moose.  I can whip up cookies or muffins without referencing the recipe.  But for some reason, I am wholly incapable of making […]

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*guineas, rabbits and dogs not included.  ducks and geese live in the front yard, so they don’t count.

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