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The Secret Garden

I have one more garden.  It’s a 10 foot by 10 foot garden in an undisclosed location. It’s a long story and it’s complicated.  There’s a lot going on here.  I’m not ready to talk about it yet.

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Water Week – Frosting On The Cake

I was inspired to write this three-part “Water Week” series while reading an article by Nancy Bubel in the July, 1988 Country Journal magazine titled “A Gardener’s Dirty Dozen.”  Number four on the list of garden NO NO’s was “Watering … Continue reading

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Water Week – Cool Dirt From The Ground Up

When I think about having a productive garden in spite of the weather, I think about the dirt (soil preparation), what’s going into it (drought tolerant plants), and what’s going on top of it (mulch).  Although it seems drought-like today, … Continue reading

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Friday Pillow Talk – The World On Time

The less I have my hands in the dirt, the more stress I have in my life.  I haven’t done any scientific testing, but for me there is a correlation between the amount of time I spend breathing outside air, … Continue reading

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When Towns Had Tools

I managed to sneak a little gardening in this past weekend.  My two rows of garlic are coming up strong, the rhubarb looks good, and there are at least 6 rows of dirt between them that needed to be refreshed. … Continue reading

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Digging In

Tuesday’s weather was just right and it seemed like a good day to work in my Hampton Victory Garden plot.  I forgot my apron (grrr…) and didn’t bring any “garden clothes” so I had to stuff my fancy pants into … Continue reading

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Impatience

Sunday was not a day of rest for anyone, as far as I could tell.  Here on the New Hampshire Seacoast, we experienced some record high temperatures accompanied by bright sunshine.  Convertibles, surfboards, flip-flops, and tube tops were everywhere.  Fourth … Continue reading

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Movie Weekend At The Coop

I’m not a big movie-goer.  Occasionally, I go to watch the Metropolitan Opera broadcast live in a local movie theater.  You knew that.  I don’t watch many movies at home, though.  I own a few movies on DVD, but I’ve … Continue reading

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Why We Write

This is the last day of my month of “power blogging.”  I wrote 29 posts in 29 days.  It was a challenge I designed for myself; an exercise in writing.  I like to write and I have been doing it … Continue reading

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Truth, Myths, and Lies

Truth:  In addition to being the first president of the United States, George Washington was also a successful farmer.  He was devoted to composting, as evidenced by the building of a “stercorary” on his Mount Vernon farm.  A “stercorary” was … Continue reading

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