Monthly Archives: April 2011

Good Eats from the Garden

            Its that time of year when Eric and I are still planting vegetables and yet we are also reaping our early harvests.  We have peas and kale that are coming in now, I picked our swiss chard, strawberries, and … Continue reading

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Fireplace to Woodstove Insert: Trust me the savings are compelling!

  I am not going to lie I so miss my fireplace in many ways……the number one thing I loved about my fireplace is that on Christmas I would sit on the hearth and enjoy my husband and my kids … Continue reading

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Are you a resilient gardener?

          One of my favorite gardening books I have read this year is “The Resilient Gardener:  Food Production and Self Reliance In Uncertain Times”    Carol claims in her book that the best crops for a small scale situation … Continue reading

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The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year – The Adventure Begins in the Garden

Some Ornamental Peppers and Chicory My husband Eric working in the greenhouse       Words cannot convey my joy in seeing the garden go in to the ground every spring.  Because we live at the beach we do a lot of … Continue reading

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