Category Archives: Fruits

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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What’s Growin’ In the Garden?

I won’t say that I’ve been busy in the garden. I haven’t. I’ve mainly ignored it. Yes, I’m serious. Have you forgotten that I’m a lazy gardener? Lazy might not be the best word for it – but let’s just … Continue reading

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Tick! Tock! It’s Almost Time for Elderberry Picking!

So earlier this year I talked about elderberries…specifically elderberry wine and my mistaking elderberries for a poisonous weed. The poor elderberry I had been hacking down each year in the front came back and another popped up in the southwest … Continue reading

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Bring On the Elderberries

Yesterday evening I taught a class “Grow Herbs, Give Gifts” and shared with the class attendees my extreme gardening story for the week the 360-500 pounds of goat crap I had transported in my van on Monday. There were looks … Continue reading

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Coming Soon at the Deadly Nightshade

This year has been a marathon of planting and planning and reclaiming. We have laid down approximately six cubic yards of mulch, reclaimed two of the raised beds from flowers – planting tomatoes and basil in one and potatoes and … Continue reading

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Is The Juice Worth the Squeeze?

“Always know if the juice is worth the squeeze.” – The Girl Next Door Wednesday was supposed to be a day to clean my house and get all set for the Holistic Health Fair I would be attending today. Instead, … Continue reading

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The Great Grape Harvest of 2010

We just harvested our first official grape harvest. Boy oh boy are we proud! As you can see the darling little things fill a dinner plate. With luck, we might get a half cup of juice out of them! All … Continue reading

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Millions of peaches…peaches for me!

Millions of peaches, peaches for free… Okay, maybe not a million peaches. But how about 41 pounds of peaches (gathered today)? I opened up the Big Ball Book of Preserving and found…20 plus recipes for preserving peaches. I guess we … Continue reading

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100 Fruit Trees

No, no, no…not all of them in MY yard! I was just watching the Victory Garden on PBS and they mentioned that New York City rolled out “millontreesNYC” with the focus on planting 1 million new trees by 2017. They … Continue reading

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