Author name: sarah

Bird on a Wire

So, I grabbed my camera and ran out onto the deck to take some pictures. I may or may not have had time to put on pants (now that’s really TMI). Thankfully our deck is relatively secluded. Check out the gorgeous colors. It’s like the hawk and Mother Nature coordinated a fall photo shoot! Red-shouldered …

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September Buzz

Harvesting: Tomatoes, lima beans, pole beans, cowpeas, tomatillos, hot peppers, and basil. Making: Tomatillo salsa. Bombdiggity! Reading:┬áThis article about half a million honey bees dying in Brazil. My immediate, admittedly immature response is no shit, Sherlock. I mean, seriously, what would they expect? Wanting: A Mortier Pilon glass fermentation crock. Certainly don’t need it but …

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August Buzz

The bigger tomatoes continue to disappoint this year. The cherry tomatoes weren’t exactly superstars, either. I’m chalking it up to the wet summer but, as a self-professed tomato snob, the lack of abundance has been a bummer. I haven’t even made tomato jam yet this year but I’m planning on hitting up a farmer’s market …

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Monarch Butterfly in the Garden

Milkweed and Monarchs: Plant It and They Will Come

Let’s take a trip in the wayback machine. Like the way, way, way, way, wayback machine. I can remember playing with milkweed pods growing through the fence of my elementary school’s playground. While I was unaware of the relationship between milkweed and monarchs, I remember there was milkweed everywhere and vividly remember playing with the …

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