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The Great Bean Harvest Of 2014

We had an awesome year for beans this year! We harvested and dried 10 different varieties with a yield of over 12 pounds, not counting the ones we saved for seed! These will be added to soups, salads and stews (and even used as a pizza topping!) throughout the winter. Of course, they will be […]

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Pesto Presto, Mr. Fawlty!

Pesto Presto, Mr. Fawlty! Wow, we had a bumper crop of Basil this year! Even Sybil would be impressed! 🙂 Hahaha! Sorry for all the Fawlty Towers references but whenever we think of Basil we think of this funny, funny show. Anyway, we made a big bunch of delicious pesto that we will store in […]

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Oops! We Just Pea’d!

Oops! We just pea’d in the garden! Indeed, we have! And we’re lovin’ it! We harvested the first of our green peas today and it looks like we’ll be adding these to our daily forage. They are growing beautifully and coming on strong! This variety is the Mrs. Van’s Pea from Annapolis Seeds. If truth […]

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All Around The Mulberry Bush

Well, this is the first time in the past three or four years that we were able to beat the birds to the mulberries! And they are so delicious! It has made our vigilance, the daily monitoring, everything short of camping out under the tree, worthwhile! Our mulberry tree stands just under six feet tall […]

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Good Our Garden Grows

It’s mid-July, the sun is shining and how good our garden grows! The rain that we had all last week, following Hurricane Arthur, gave a much needed deep watering and the sun that we have been enjoying the past couple of days have made the garden just pop! The beans are all doing quite well. […]

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Gingered Rhubarb Pudding

You know, there’s nothing like just made Gingered Rhubarb Pudding! This is another one of those things that we just can’t wait for each year. It’s so nice that rhubarb is one of the first things to be ready to be harvested too! We have already made a couple of batches but they were quickly […]