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Tiny bottle gourds

A basket of Tiny Bottle gourds from our garden has been drying inside for the last couple weeks. I am planning some messy kid crafts soon.

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Corn pile of geese

We harvested Lee’s field corn a few weeks ago. I raked up all the corn stalks afterward and made piles for the geese. At the end of every day the geese had devoured almost every bit of it. Next year … Continue reading

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Marina di Chioggia squash

I grew two Marina di Chioggia squash plants this summer and harvested a total of three squash from them. The culinary descriptions of this variety made me want to grow it. Surely there must be more uses for pumpkin flavor … Continue reading

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Candied jalapeño peppers

Twenty two half-pints of candied jalapeño peppers later and I’m still not sure we have enough. They are a favorite staple in our pantry. Does anyone have a favorite way to use their jalapeños?

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Crash, down came the shack shed

The rotting shed behind our house finally came down. All it took was a chainsaw, a tow cable and a truck to pull it over. There was so much dry rot that I’m not sure how it lasted this long. … Continue reading

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Jalapeño peppers galore

I picked a huge bowl full of jalapeño peppers today. There are still more on the plants, which is shocking to me. Over half of our plants were badly stunted by rodent damage, but with all this warm sunny weather … Continue reading

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I’ve got some pumpkins turning orange. Woohoo. I think fall is coming.

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Seeing red … amaranth

I love growing amaranth because it’s so big, bold, and eye catching. Lee likes growing it for grain purposes. Right now we have three different varieties in our garden. One is a descendant from the Hartman’s Giant amaranth we grew … Continue reading

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Dreaming of Flea Beetle deaths

Our garden is being besieged by Flea Beetles. It’s been going on for the last two weeks and the Flea Beetles are winning. We always have a problem with them, but this year has been different. They have been draping … Continue reading

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Wild goose chase

Lee wanted to leg band our original four geese and their one stupid offspring before the current year’s crop of goslings grew up. You can’t tell who is who when they are adults as Toulouse geese all look alike. The … Continue reading

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