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The Old YDB

I went on a mission yesterday, searching for a certain sign of spring.  They’re everywhere, those little things that signal its arrival. I looked for a sign telling me when the York Dairy Bar might open but there was nothing. … Continue reading

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Green(s) Day

Ladies and gentlemen, it is my sad duty to inform you that the Boston Celtics lost in game 2 of the NBA’s Eastern Conference Semifinals series last night.  This eliminates several interesting word plays using the words “green” and “greens.”  … Continue reading

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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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Whining Baby Bucket

This past week, I’ve been a whining baby.  I won’t go into all the details, but it’s similar to how we’ve all been crying and whining about winter being long and uncomfortable and then BANG we get some full force … Continue reading

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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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Today We Rest

I was eating a slice of Sweet Melissa’s homemade bread this morning, covered with sunflower seed butter and it reminded me of how much I love sunflowers. I wonder if I could make nut butter from some of my sunflower … Continue reading

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We Are Zone 6a

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) updated their “Plant Hardiness Zone Map” this year.  The first update since 1990, this new 2012 version provides greater accuracy and detail.   You can find it here.  The purpose of the Plant Hardiness … Continue reading

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10 Things You Can Do RIGHT NOW to get your Farmer Jones Green Jeans On!

I love gardening and growing things.  Some of my happiest thoughts about living in Hampton, New Hampshire revolve around the Victory Garden.  My very happiest thoughts about growing up in a little Maine town come when I step into my … Continue reading

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