Category Archives: Gardening

Quotable Sunday.

“And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more … Continue reading

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Quotable Sunday. Where Health Care Should Begin.

“Our primary health care should begin on the farm and in our hearts, and not in some laboratory of the biotech and pharmaceutical companies.” ― Gary Hopkins

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Friday Poetry 2.

Excerpt from “Bee-Master,” by Victoria Sackville-West Forget not bees in winter, though they sleep. For winter’s big with summer in her womb, And when you plant your rose-trees, plant them deep, Having regard to bushes all aflame, And see the … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring, from the Silver Spring.

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Words to live by.

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Mother Earth News.

Hello, Mother Earth.  http://www.motherearthnews.com/december-2012-january-2013-zm0z12djzhir.aspx When I began to sell honey and homemade lip balms and creams I envisioned it as the perfect summertime venture.  I could go to farmers’ markets and enjoy hanging out in the beautiful warm, sunny weather, chatting … Continue reading

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Building the Electric Fence. Bears Beware.

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Words from Emily Dickinson.

Emily Dickinson is one of my favorite American poets.  I share her love of nature, and have always found delight in the way she broke her subjects down into their most simple and pure forms. Plus, she penned some great lines about bees! From … Continue reading

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Queen-Sized Flower Fairy.

The last thing I did at the farm the other day was to wander out through one of the fields with a 1-lb. package of wildflower seeds, shaking them out here and there as I went.  My hope is that … Continue reading

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Rain. On the Brain.

Of rainy weather we grow weary It’s makes me feel caged in and queer-y; Instead of vegetable tableaus We’re growing mold between our toes! I’m hoping all this raining From my new fields is draining And not drowning the chirping … Continue reading

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