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'garden' Archive

March in the Garden

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Since we bought our house we’ve done a few thing on the inside to make it ours. We’ve painted a couple rooms and built a bookshelf. But largely this spring and summer have been about the garden. Here are a couple pictures of the backyard to give you an idea of where we started. Starting […]

Going on in May

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Oh hi, old blog. I’m so very far behind on updating you. I have all sorts of garden progress photos to share and what not. But here’s what we did in May.   enjoying husby’s well earned week of vacation hiking through a nearby state park. We went to forage for morels, and while we […]

Going on in April

Monday, May 4th, 2015

watching the buds turn into flowers and leaves. And learning about everything that’s already planted in our yard. I just picked purple tulips from the garden for a bouquet, and there are still many mystery flowers we’re waiting to see bloom. ripping up sod in preparation for our veggie gardens and our prairie grass/wildflower garden. […]

Going on in March

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

locating studs in order to build new bookshelves. Now onto finding the rest of the wood that will make up the shelves. We’re hitting Habitat ReUse stores regularly. Luckily there are 3 of them nearby. celebrating a completed trip around the sun with chocolate cupcakes, chocolate frosting, and sprinkles, and so many friends and family […]

Some thoughts on Earth Day

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Happy 44th Earth Day. And coincidentally, happy anniversary of the birthday of Vladimir Lenin. Did you know that when Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 it was thought that the date was chosen because Earth Day was some part of a communist agenda? Actually, the date was chosen in conjunction with college students school […]

On Destruction and Renewal: A garden story

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

The weekend after Easter we headed to the community garden eager to work. The farm had planned a post Easter egg hunt as well as planting and building for the day. The cool drizzle made us think that we would have low turn out for the morning, but we were hopeful the sun would break […]

A brief garden tour

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Husby and I made a point to get home a little bit early on Tuesday to spend some extra time together since our Monday night had been completely shot.  We’re both giddy about the garden, so we decided to take a stroll, talk about our garden dreams, drop off our compost, and snap some pictures […]

A very springy march

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Last week we saw multiple days that were more than 40° F above average. Usually this time of year the great lakes region is still brushing snow off their cars and hoping for a couple days in the 50s to ring in the spring. Instead air conditioners were turned on months ahead of schedule. The […]

‘Shrooms

Monday, August 15th, 2011

I hate throwing away food.  Hate it.  I also hate throwing away food scraps. So pretty much the first thing Fiance and I did when we moved in together was set up a compost bin, and with all the veggies we’ve been preparing this summer due to our farm share, we’ve already filled up one […]

Seven Things: To check off my list before turning 26

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

I generally try to do my Seven Things post on the 7th of the month, which this month happened to also be my birthday.  I’ve been planning this post for quite a while and just haven’t had a computer and/or been too busy when I have to actually get down to posting. So here I […]