Category Archives: Fruits

Bees, Fairy Gardens, and More

Wow, this beautiful, beautiful spring weather…I love it! It is truly my favorite time of year. And as always, I remain busy. Read on… Catching a Bee Swarm…Or Not I don’t have a single photo of this adventure, but I … Continue reading

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Getting Down to Business

The pity party is over, folks, and it’s time to get back to the business of making a sanctuary out of our new home, inside and out. And today it was all about the outside. I planted 20 liatris bulbs … Continue reading

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It’s All About the Strawberries

I was thinking about strawberries today. Yes, that is how my mind works. Strawberries. Straw…berries. STRAWBERRIES! Okay, now that I have gotten that out of my system… I thought about all that I know about strawberries, from basic care to … Continue reading

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Oh For the Love Of…Mulberries?

And that is a story that no one can beat, When I say that I saw it on Mulberry Street -Dr. Seuss We have a ton of trees on our new property. There is the large maple on the corner, … Continue reading

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Boom and Bust

Although there are still a few weeks of growth left before our first official frost date – October 9th – I have begun to consider this year’s growing season complete. Due to the enormous amount of weeds and neglect, I … Continue reading

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DIY Pectin…and All Things Apple

I am now determined to make my own pectin instead of buying it in the store. So much so that I placed a request on Freecycle asking if anyone would mind me gleaning from their crabapple tree AND I am … Continue reading

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Just Look at These Tomatoes!

With all of this stunning heat, the tomatoes are beginning to produce in quantities. One of the tomato plants is some HUGE heirloom variety. Just take a look at this sucker!… It weighed in at a full two pounds. And … Continue reading

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Blackberry Cobbler…You Know You Want Some

Mmmm….nom…nom…nom… Oh pardon me, I was busy noshing on a little ‘loaf’ of blackberry cobbler. So yummy! With coffee, early in the morning, what could be better. Actually Christine, a dollop of vanilla ice cream would make this just perfect. … Continue reading

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Elderberry Hunting…and a Score on Blackberries!!!

We heard from our friendly ex-beekeeper (the guy who sold us his beehives) that there were scores of elderberries to be found on Highway 58. The idea of NOT having to drive all the way to Bonner Springs in order … Continue reading

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Millions of Peaches…Peaches for Me

One full month ahead of schedule, my lone peach tree has kept us very, very busy. The last time I got a harvest like this it was July 10, 2010. Last year the poor tree managed a piddly 10 pounds … Continue reading

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