gardening

Rooting Up

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Amazing how fast summer has come and gone – once again! Fall has quietly given way to winter, and the end of this growing season marks another important milestone in my life. This is the first time since I started gardening 5 years ago that I’ve been in the same garden throughout the entire growing season. …

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A bit of a mess granola bars

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Ok, so things in our little garden plot are a bit of a mess. Despite having a plan all drawn out, despite starting seeds early indoors, and despite all our best intentions and efforts, nothing seems to be planted where we’d planned, our early starts were devoured by slugs, we still don’t have all the …

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Fiori di Zucca Fritti

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This year, Michael and I made a new bed in the garden. By “made a new bed” what I really mean is that we haphazardly dumped half-finished, quite stinky, “failed experiment” compost on top of a layer of cardboard arranged in the shape of a rectangle on the lawn, covered everything with a thick layer of straw, and plopped …

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Trust Issues

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  Those that know me, truly know me, know that I. Don’t. Like. Chipmunks. The ones in Bar Harbor are coddled & cooed over so much that they are now ballsy enough to try to take food right off of the plate in front of me! I don’t believe in feeding a wild animal just because its …

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