Category Archives: gardening

snowing apples + blog anniversary

Well you probably know, that it can’t actually snow apples.  I know.  But it is snowing apple blossoms, though!  Though both of our bee hives disappeared during the winter (we are very sad about that) it seems as though the apple … Continue reading

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readying the garden

It has been mostly Siena and Mark who have gotten the garden ready, with help from some of us at times. Getting the hose rolled up (should we have done this before winter?), setting up the green house, getting the … Continue reading

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winter-spring

This time of year it’s the winter-spring time.  When some days are like winter, but then few hours later the sun comes out and spring air is all around us. Everything is waking up.

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autumn

And at our friends’ home.  Their yard is a little paradise! Take a look. Colors and textures everywhere!  I love it! Oh… and this plant.  Oh yes! It’s native from southern Chile.  The Chilean Rhubarb I guess.  Gunnera tinctoria.  Isn’t … Continue reading

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a fall garden

We are picking everything that is ripe each day, and picking what’s mostly ripe too. The days and the evenings, are getting much cooler.  We don’t want to miss anything we’ve worked so hard in growing.  And I should say … Continue reading

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the bees + their honey

Last week, Mark got in to the top bar bee hive we have in the backyard.  He’s been wanting to see how the bees are doing before all the rain starts, and wanting to get some of the honey. This … Continue reading

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last week…

Last week… … I loved and laughed a little with Lucas when he got so excited when I thought that next day he’d probably need a bigger blanket on top of his bed.  It is getting cooler at night.  He … Continue reading

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learning to can

Last week the song Kelvinator (by James Gordon) came up while listening Pandora. I’ve never heard of him or the song before, but it made me think. Isn’t it true? Haven’t we turned from shopping in the store in the corner to buying in … Continue reading

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last week …

Mid September already.  Last week… … we had these faces in our kids… two happy kids. … we had a few very hot days.  Like a day in mid-summer, with temperature over 90.  Crazy!  So we headed to the beach … Continue reading

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you-pick sunflowers

        Really! Pick at your hearts’ content.  Pay per bundles or buckets in our case. I love sunflowers.  They are so bright, big, tall, delicate, simple… I think they might be my favorite flower. Like a bright … Continue reading

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