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  • Friday, September 9, 2016


    “A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they’re not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they’re not so bad.” ~ Arnold H. Glasgow   “In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, for in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.” ~ Khalil Gibran Our […]

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  • Green Beans

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    For a most of my life I didn’t like green beans. Or so I thought. My frame of reference for what green beans tasted like came from the mushy tasteless things that came from a can; no wonder I didn’t like them. Then I became a gardener and planted some beans because it just seemed that […]

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  • Return to the Garden

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    What I’ve always found interesting in gardens is looking at what people choose to plant there. What they put in. What they leave out. One small choice and then another, and soon there is a mood, an atmosphere, a series of limitations, a world. ~ Helen Humphries, The Lost Garden It’s been wet. Good for the […]

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  • The June 1 Garden

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    I spent a blissful couple of hours at the community garden this morning. I keep thinking I should take my DSLR down to capture some images–and I will one of these days–but this morning was work time. I took out a row of spinach that was beginning to bolt and we’ll enjoy spinach salad for a […]

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  • Salad Days

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    When we ventured down to the community garden plot for the first time this year I was delighted to see that the kale and Swiss chard had overwintered. They’ve grown considerably due to the unseasonably warm temperatures we’ve been enjoying and yesterday I harvested the first of the kale. We haven’t enjoyed any fresh greens […]

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  • The September 6 Garden

    Things are beginning to wind down in the community garden. A couple of gardeners have already cleaned their plots out completely but there’s still lots of action happening in the Hoye garden. We’ll be eating the last lettuce we’ll enjoy this year for dinner this evening. I don’t buy lettuce out of season so it […]

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  • The July 22 Garden

    Gardens are a form of autobiography. ~ Sydney Eddison The garden is looking a little bare in some spots because we’ve been harvesting a lot of produce in recent weeks. I harvested the last of the green beans a couple of days ago. We’ve feasted on the tender young beans, I’ve got a shelf full […]