Category Archives: How Things Grow

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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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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Vegetables Gone Wild

The potato plants are lush with green, on the verge of sending up their flower stalks. Rubystreaks are in bloom, their dainty yellow flowers beckoning the bees to kiss them. I first planted Rubystreaks four or five years ago. Their … Continue reading

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Hide ’n Go Seek

There is a deep sense of accomplishment when you finally catch a runaway chick after stalking it for three hours. This little chick was well trained by its mother. Something spooked some of the chicks and three of them scrambled … Continue reading

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Early Summer in May

The last few days have been an early summer, more like late July and early August than mid May. Even a bed of cabbage seems like a welcoming place to cool my head and take a break from the heat, … Continue reading

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Lilacs Scent the Late Spring Air

The lilacs are in full bloom. On sunny days, if you hang out your laundry to dry next to blooming lilacs, when you gather in the sun-warmed laundry, take in indoors and fold it, the fragrance of lilacs makes you … Continue reading

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