Monthly Archives: October 2015

Who Made My …?

It all started a few months ago when I purchased two teacups at my local Skagit Valley Food Co-op. I liked them so much that the next time I was at the co-op, I asked one of the staff if … Continue reading

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Intentions

My intention was to turn this pumpkin into several dishes: pumpkin pie, roast pumpkin, pumpkin miso-ni, etc. It’s decorating the gateway instead. Maybe after halloween I can cut it up and eat it. More pullets are laying now. For the … Continue reading

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Worth Waking Up

Any day that starts like this is a day worth waking up for. It’s late October and there are almost no clouds in the sky. A cool mist blankets the neighbor’s horse pasture, and as soon as the sun rises, … Continue reading

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What’s For Dinner?

What’s for dinner? It’s a timeless question. The answer is out in the garden until a killing frost lays waste to the greens still flourishing into mid autumn. Some of the white flower beans are blissfully unaware of frost’s impending … Continue reading

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Maybe, Maybe Not

There’s one last artemis melon left in the hoop house. Will it ripen? Maybe, maybe not, but I’ll let it stay on the vine as long as it wants. I found a berry flower in bloom today. It’s too late … Continue reading

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Trees on Fire

The trees are on fire. When the sun is out, where is the heat coming from? The sun? Or the trees and their burning leaves? Every day there are more white flower beans to pick. I never tire of popping … Continue reading

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Is It Fall? Is It Spring?

The budding artichokes and morning sun make it look like spring. Artichokes are monumental plants. If you want your garden to make a bold statement, plant artichokes. How does something so magnificent sprout from such tiny seeds? The wheelbarrows of … Continue reading

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