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The Blizzard of January, 2016
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The Blizzard of January, 2016

Well, it finally came. This warm, snow-less winter came to a screeching halt Saturday morning.  Luckily, we were prepared, and had Joan Nathan’s Brisket recipe at our fingertips.  And a new (used) snowblower in the garage: The snow settled in […]

Chickadee!
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Chickadee!

We’re getting lots of chickadees and woodpeckers on our suet feeder outside the big kitchen window. It’s such a pleasure seeing them every morning. Related posts: Sunday Morning Play Sunrise at the Farm Post Labor Day G&T (With a Gin […]

Spring in December
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Spring in December

Things are sprouting that should not be sprouting. Here are all the spring flowers I saw on my walk today, starting with the chervil in our very own garden: Coneflower buds: ‘ Dianthus: Sedum buds: Daisies: Vinca: Kind of outrageous, […]

The Birds
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The Birds

A bizarre flock of birds taking rest in the trees above our walk around the JN building today. Noting the beauty. Related posts: A Pinecone Project Patio Update: The Rock Has Been Crushed Roast Chicken with Thyme, Lemon and Rosemary […]

We Have a Winner Watermelon!
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We Have a Winner Watermelon!

The harvest complete, and we have great news. The watermelon was a big success! Red, sweet, juicy and delicious! Related posts: The Watermelon Harvest Watermelon-Basil Mojitos Michael Symon’s Watermelon and Halloumi Recipe: Watermelon-Peach-Tomato Salad with Chili and Lime

The Watermelon Harvest
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The Watermelon Harvest

I want it on the record that watermelons were planted without my consultation. I would not have planted a vine that needs more room to grow than we even have in our entire front yard. That being said, the joy […]

The Porch Is Done!
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The Porch Is Done!

What a project! But it came out just beautifully. We are thankful.   Related posts: Porch Project: Removing the Carpet Porch Project 2015 Porch Update: Look at That Floor! Porch Project: More Paint Scraping

Cosmos at Night
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Cosmos at Night

Maybe it’s the wine talking, but I thought this looked kind of cool. Related posts: Update on the Garden: Phlox, Cosmos, Crocosmia, Coneflowers! Garden Update: Cosmos, Hydrangea Garden Update: Coneflowers, Cosmos, Blackberries and Butterfly Bushes Update on the Garden: Phlox, […]

Porch Project 2015
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Porch Project 2015

It started out innocently enough. We asked each other, “Who spilled something on the floor?” After a couple days, it still wasn’t drying, so we got the fan out and tried that.   The rug was soaked through and the […]

Hydrangea Watch!
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Hydrangea Watch!

To borrow a phrase from the farm’s longtime friend Diane (aka DC Fruit Bat), we are on a hydrangea watch. And it looks like we might be getting some blue flowers this year. This is the hydrangea was planted in 2014. […]

The Porch is Open!
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The Porch is Open!

The first somewhat warm day of the year, and we worked outside to clean up and plant garden. We’re not outside celebrating yet, but someday soon! Related posts: The Porch is Open! Open Days Garden Tour: Pretty Penny Choosing Flowers […]

The Garlic Is Up!
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The Garlic Is Up!

Well would you look at that! The garlic that Hunna planted in October has been keeping nice and warm under a big blanket of snow. Today, the snow is melting. The sun is warming the garden bed. The garlic is […]