Monthly Archives: June 2018

What Summer Brings

Summer brings tomatillo flowers and baby cucumbers. Tomatillos are worth growing for their cheery flowers and luxurious leaves. Their tart fruits are an added bonus. Summer also brings the first catch of potatoes. I couldn’t resist sneaking a few new … Continue reading

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On the Other Side

Yesterday was the solstice and now we are on the other side with the days getting shorter. It always seem too soon. The days should stay long at least through August, but that is not the way it works. It’s … Continue reading

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A Day of Firsts

It’s a day of firsts, the first beet of the year. Is it good enough for the market? How does it taste? Will this be the first cabbage of the season? It’s a race with the cabbage around to see … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning Surprise

A surprise waited for me when I went out to the garden this morning to gather some greens for an omelet. Poppies. And more poppies. They weren’t in bloom yesterday when I gathered lettuce, arugula, shungiku  春菊, and garlic scapes … Continue reading

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Under Cobalt Skies

Towering clouds, cobalt blue skies, perfect weather for potatoes to blossom. How many have pictures of stunning potato blossoms in their mind when they eat a potato? The first of the potatoes are starting to bloom. Others are waist high, … Continue reading

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Everything Is Something’s Best Food

Everything is something’s best food, and nothing is more relished by ducks than slugs. The ducks have cleaned out the slugs from the vegetable garden, so when I found a handful of slugs outside of the garden, it was a … Continue reading

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Is She or Isn’t She?

Is she or isn’t she? That was the question today. Quackers was spending a lot of time during the day on her nest. By late afternoon it was clear she had gone broody and was incubating a clutch of seven … Continue reading

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