• Those Old Heirloom Apple Trees

    September 16, 2018

    Everywhere I look, there are jewels in the trees. Apple season.  The air is sugared with the sweet scent of fruit warmed by the September sun. Driving down country lanes, my eye is drawn almost constantly to the bright red orbs of apple trees.  They grow wildly and randomly; in the middle of an empty…

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  • Blackberries and Life Lessons

    July 2, 2018

    Summer is rolling over us.  July is here. The days are filled with picking weeds and folding laundry, shelling peas and preparing meals.  Eyeing the dirt and the straw tracked in on shoes and paws, despairing of ever getting it under control. The soundtrack is bickering.  All day and a good chunk of the evening…

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  • You Should Plant: Purple Dead Nettle

    April 3, 2018

    Dead nettle.  Well, that sounds like a downright awful plant now, doesn’t it? But before you write it off completely, remember that names can be deceiving. Dead nettle is in fact a very nutritious, beautiful and useful herbaceous plant that can complement and enhance any garden space, from the flower bed to the herb patch.…

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