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The original packaged food: Heirloom seed packets

There are still remnants of the elegant bank that opened its corner doors in the 1920s. The marble floors. The railings, still gold but tarnished after decades of fingers gripping the cool metal. The tall, tall, rounded windows with watermelons … Continue reading

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Last night’s garden dinner | Auntie love

Some Wednesday evenings call for: Impromptu awesome garden meals. Visits from one sister, one nephew and two nieces. Garden scavenging. Donkey carrot-feeding. Egg gathering. A 12-year-old, newly obsessed Instagrammer. These kids. They are funny. Joseph plucked prickly cucumbers from the … Continue reading

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Five Senses Monday

Hello, Monday. Hello, friends. I was thinking, Mondays get a worse rap than maybe they deserve sometimes. Don’t get me wrong, I hate those initial blares of the alarm Monday morning and the Sunday night that’s reserved for early bedtime, … Continue reading

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Zucchini “noodles” with pesto and garden tomatoes

Two things have been going on in the kitchen lately. One – I’ve been trying to experiment with more healthy stuff. And two – there’s just been a lot of pesto production. So after making a ton of pesto, I … Continue reading

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My coffee tin garden

Over the weekend, I worked on bringing some little, tiny plants to life. I gave little seeds and things a home deep inside a bed of soil in little tin can homes. I’m working on creating a reading corner in … Continue reading

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Spring. She is almost here. It may be raining today and snow may cover the mountains tomorrow, but she is on her way with a colorful picnic basket full of those glorious long nights. Croaking frogs at dusk. And those … Continue reading

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And the sunflowers go boom

One good thing about the end of summer is all the sunflowers that burst after weeks and weeks of basking in sunshine. Almost a year ago, I wrote about our giant sunflowers here. They’re back again, but this time we … Continue reading

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