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Tweet This

What is Twitter? The noun and verb forms of the word “twitter” sit in my Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary between the words “twitch” and “twixt.” I like the noun form best: A trembling agitation: quiver, A small tremulous intermittent sound … Continue reading

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Juggling Experiments

Last week, I attended the Maine Compost School in Monmouth, Maine.  I wrote about it a little bit and I am planning to write a detailed piece in the future.  Compost is more amazing than I realized and now I … Continue reading

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Chive Cheerleaders

Chives are funny little perennial herbs.  They were the first signs of life at The Hampton Victory Garden this winter, remember?  It’s hard to believe, but the green part of the chive plant has now grown up and the chives … Continue reading

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The Trash Picker

Where ever I have lived, I have planted the required Memorial Day geraniums, summer marigolds, and fall mums.  These are easy plants.  For one brief summer in Portland, Maine, I had a little four-foot square garden, but I didn’t know … Continue reading

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Keep Cooking The Maine Way

It’s Monday morning and I’m cooking up my first batch of rhubarb sauce.  You can find the easiest recipe for this in Marjorie Standish’s “Keep Cooking The Maine Way” cookbook.  This was her sequel to “Cooking Downeast.”  My Aunt Jo … Continue reading

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A Pear In A Rain Barrel

Three years ago, we bought a rain barrel for the Hampton Victory Garden through a program sponsored by the water company.  Skyjuice New England provides the barrels to communities at a reduced price to encourage water conservation.  Since we have … Continue reading

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Why I Joined Facebook

Dear Friends, I’m kind of stubborn sometimes.  My father’s stubborn, too, so maybe I have a stubborn gene.  There’s nothing wrong with being stubborn; being stubborn about brushing my teeth morning and night has served me well.  No one has … Continue reading

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Friday Pillow Talk – Tears On My Pillow

The last week was a busy and sad one here on the New Hampshire Seacoast.  With all my activity, I haven’t had any time for seed catalogues, daydreams, or night dreams.  My head hits the pillow and before I know … Continue reading

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Cindy’s Tulip

I haven’t always been the volunteer coordinator at the Hampton Victory Garden.  Cindy preceded me and she’s good at remembering the important things, like planting tulips.  I’m glad she did. Take a picture of a blooming tulip today!

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Swimming Against The Inside Tide

I was invited to a fancy party last Friday night.  The theme was “3 Comedians and 3 Cocktails.”  The invitation left out the part about 3,000 tiny appetizers, so they were a pleasant surprise.  I finagled an invitation for my … Continue reading

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